Remember the Early Bird Gets the Worm

To outfox the demand dilemma, book your date with a moving company as soon as you know your deadline.  Choosing a company that is the right fit (smaller, more attentive, and trustworthy) may become an unavailable luxury if you wait until after 2-3 weeks before your deadline.

While you’re thinking early thoughts, keep in mind the daily temperature fluctuations in your area.  Chances are, the hottest part of the day is between 11AM-3PM.  To keep yourself safe from high temperatures and harmful UV rays, get an early start if you are moving yourself.  Pack early in the morning or late in the evening, and get the wheels rolling when the sun rises.  If you’re moving with a professional company, request an early start; they will likely appreciate it.

Take Care of Your Perishable and Living Belongings

Brewster and Addy laying on the floor togetherIf you are accustomed to an air conditioned home, you may not think about how hot the truck itself will get while moving in the summer heat.  Sensitive belongings such as plants, foods, electronics, makeups, craft supplies, etc., will likely be damaged by high heats.  If their truck ticket is unavoidable, pack them last and unload them first.
Never, ever move pets in a moving truck.

Control the Climates that You Can

Having access to the utilities at your new home is a major advantage when moving in the summer heat.  If possible, turn-on the air conditioning at your destination, or at least be sure the power is on to run box fans.  Don’t have fans?  Check-out your local Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, etc. and explore your options.  They are a cheap fix until you have your new HVAC system figured-out and are an awesome way to cool-down your garage or barn.

Even with climate control, the simple preventative measure of having a cooler of soaked ice water towels can be a lifesaver.  Once you are done cooling-off, don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen!

Know Your Limits

If you have a history of wilting in the summer heat, take frequent breaks and take our advice seriously.  Dizziness, nausea, fainting, headache, weakness, cramping, or brain fogginess can indicate that you are overheating; immediately stop and find air conditioning or lay in front of a fan with your iced towels.
Hydrate, rest, repeat.Green Valley Moving employee steeping off ramp of Green Valley Moving truck

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about moving in the summer heat.  If you’re planning to relocate soon, book your move with us and let our professional staff and crew handle the stress—and the sweat!

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