Moving in the heat of the summer can prove to be more challenging than moving at any other time during the year. There are a number of things that you will need to be taken into consideration, not to mention that more people move during the summer. Here are some general summer moving tips, along with some packing tips for moving during the summer, to make your move a bit easier.
Staying Cool in the Summer Heat
Staying cool during your summer move is more than just making sure you’re wearing the right clothes. Packing an ice chest full of bottled water, ice, and wet cloths is a great way to stay cool while moving.
It is also important to know symptoms for when you, or a mover, might be overheating or dehydrated. A few symptoms that you will want to keep an eye out for are dizziness, headache, confusion, and rapid heartbeat. To see a full list of symptoms, visit Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Pro Moving Tip: Turning on the AC ahead of time can keep you and your movers cooler during your move.
Get a Head Start on Your Summer Move
The summer is the busiest time of the year to move, so it’s crucial to start planning your move in advance. Be mindful that movers will be in higher demand during the summer, and you will want to get more than one quote to ensure you’re getting the best rate available.
Planning your move ahead can not only save you money, it can also help make sure that you have a moving company available when it comes to your moving date.
Pro Moving Tip: Moving on a day that is in the middle of the week, and in the middle of the month, is cheaper and more movers will have availability.
Packing Tips for Moving During the Summer
Not everything can handle sitting in a hot truck for hours, so taking this into consideration when packing for your move is important. For these items, it might be best that you pack them all in the same boxes and move them using your personal vehicle over a moving truck. A list of a few items that you should pay closer attention to when moving during the summer are:
- Paintings and Artwork
- Printed Pictures
- Special Collections – Stamps, Coins, etc.
We understand that moving can be stressful, and record temperatures don’t help. Let us help make your next move easier. Contact Austin Van & Storage today and get a quote today!