Warm weather can make moving a difficult and sweaty process, which is something you should aim to avoid. Fortunately, there are ways to stay cool and comfortable during your move. In this blog post, the professional residential movers at Clemmer Moving & Storage will discuss some tips for staying cool during a warm weather move!

Cool Your Home 

On moving day, you can expect your doors to be open all day as movers come in and out of your home. Because of this, your air conditioning might not keep your home cool, which can cause a less than desirable moving situation. Fortunately, you can use fans and open windows to keep your home cool, making it more comfortable for both you and the movers. 

Choose The Right Clothing 

The type of clothing you choose for moving day is important. If you decided to put on a hoodie and sweats during a particularly hot day, then you may not have made the best choice. You will likely be sweating and uncomfortable while moving items around, which is why you should make sure to choose the right clothing for your move.

Some good options for clothing are something that is breathable and light so that way heat won't be as draining. Examples of breathable and light clothing include:

  • Exercise & Sports Apparel
  • Gloves
  • Close-Toed Shoes

Prep Your Vehicle

A long distance move is especially important to plan for. Your vehicle may not be ready for the long drive, which can lead to it overheating or the AC not working. This can be risky and potentially dangerous during the hot weather of the summer. Before you move, get your vehicle inspected and prepared for a long distance move. You can also opt to hire long distance movers to transport your items for you! 

Drink Plenty Of Fluids

Moving on a hot or warm day can be particularly draining for both you and the movers helping you. You have to find ways to keep yourself cool to manage the heat, which is why we recommend drinking plenty of cool fluids. Make sure to have cool and refreshing fluids on hand for both you and any movers helping you. Fluids include:

  • Water
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea

Don’t Push Too Hard

Moving can be a rigorous process, and the heat does not help. That is why you have to make sure to not push yourself too hard. Take some time to eat a light snack and take breaks whenever you need to. Your move won’t be completed any faster if you hurt or exhaust yourself before the move is done. 

Be Safe During Your Move

Warm and hot weather may not be ideal if you are moving, but there are ways to minimize any risks that the heat may pose. Follow our tips and you can be prepared to stay cool during your warm weather move. Or, if you don't want to do the heavy lifting in the heat, let your local moving experts do it for you. Call Clemmer today to get your free quote!