Since days are longer, and kids are out of school, summer is the peak time for moving. However, it can also be one of the most challenging seasons because of the extreme heat that some states experience. Fortunately, you don’t have to let these struggles delay your relocation plans. We have a few helpful tips that can keep your family cool and comfortable throughout the entire process!

Stay Hydrated

When temperatures reach the mid-80s and even well into the 100s, it’s easy to get dehydrated without adding the work of lifting boxes and packing. That’s why you must have plenty of water on hand for you and your family while you get to work. You should also research and keep an eye out for any signs of overheating, which could include:

  • Elevated Body Temperature

  • Dizziness, Weakness, or Fainting

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Seizures

  • General Confusion 

  • And More!

Wear Proper Clothing

Now is not the time to wear your favorite black skinny jeans. Instead of focusing on fashion, you should prioritize function and comfort. We recommend that you opt for lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that breathes. Cotton or linen is ideal. You should also steer clear of dark colors that absorb sunlight. Last but not least, don’t forget a hat to protect your head and face from sunburns.

Bring Portable Fans

While you open doors to load items in and out of your home, it can be difficult for your air conditioner to keep your home cool. That’s why we recommend that you have a few portable fans on hand to help increase the ventilation in your home. The portable sizes are great because you can put them in your no-pack boxes and have them ready to use in your new house. 

Turn on Utilities in New House

Instead of showing up to a stuffy house, you should make preparations to have all of your utilities turned on before you arrive so that your air conditioner is already running. Trust us—by taking a few minutes to transfer your electric and water service, you can make your move much more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone!

Hire Professionals

The easiest way to stay cool while you move is by hiring a professional moving company. When your work with household movers, you can sit back and relax, even enjoy your pool, while the crew takes care of everything from the packing to the unpacking and debris removal. Best of all, relocation specialists have climate-controlled equipment to keep your sensitive belongings safe in transit!

Want to know more about how you can beat the heat while moving this summer? If so, we recommend that you contact our long-distance moving experts right now to schedule an in-home consultation. You can reach us by calling Covan World-Wide Moving, or you can submit our online form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.