Summer is generally regarded as the most popular season for moving. It is warm and dry, makes moving easier than it would be in the winter time, and is the ideal time for a garage sale and to put your house on the market. Between May and September, moving is less likely to interrupt your kids’ routine and for some parents, life slows to a more comfortable pace. The summer brings heat, which can have an impact on your move. Check out these summer moving safety tips that could prove beneficial and make your moving experience a good one.
Start Your Move in the Morning
Moving earlier in the day is vital during the summer and this means heading out in the early morning. Take advantage of the cooler temperature in a hot climate. This will help to keep your energy levels up and make the physical labor easier to handle since the intensity of the sun is strongest between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During a summer relocation, movers should know that dehydration is a common health risk of extreme heat. Moving is a tedious, physical activity and the summer heat increases the risk of dehydration, overheating and sunstroke. Have some bottles of water handy to stay hydrated on moving day and sip regularly to avoid keeling over in the sweltering heat.
Wear Appropriate Summer Clothing
Since the heat is such a huge factor during a summer move, safety precautions begin with wearing summer-friendly clothing. Dark clothing should be avoided because they absorb more heat, which gets transmitted to the skin. You want to keep your body as cool during the heat to prevent dehydration. Wear proper shoes that are comfortable and covers your feet entirely.
When moving in the summer, it is important to protect your skin from the heat of the sun. Choosing the right sunscreen can help you to avoid getting horrible sunburn. Protect your skin with an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, and take care to apply it to your face, neck, ears, and shoulders, which are more likely to be exposed. Do this roughly 10 minutes before going out in the sun and remember to re-apply it every hour for maximum protection. These safety measures are essential for a successful summer move because hot weather can be dangerous if proper care and good judgment are not exercised to help protect you and your family.