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6 Must Know Tips For A Summer Move

Moving is already a tough task, and adding Arizona’s heat doesn’t make it any more fun. Our Phoenix moving services want to share our six must-know tips for a summer move:

  1. Get Started Early
  2. Wear the Right Clothing
  3. Bring Water
  4. Be Mindful of Items That Won’t Do Well in Heat
  5. Be Aware of Overheating Symptoms
  6. Bring Portable Fans and Cooling Towels

 

Get Started Early

Our first tip to beating the heat is to literally beat it. Like many places, Arizona is the hottest in the middle of the day. Take it from our Arizona moving company and get started as early as you can because getting a head start on your moving day will let you get a lot done before the afternoon heat picks up. Plan things out beforehand or hire our professional movers to help you with an organized and smooth move. An organized move or professional movers means less time in the heat for you! 

 

Wear the Right Clothing 

Another important thing to remember when moving during this moving season is to dress appropriately. Wearing a winter coat and long pants might not be the best outfit choice for a summer move. Our Goodyear movers recommend wearing lightweight and breathable fabrics. Some examples are cotton, linen, or dry-fit materials. These fabrics absorb the sweat and water, allowing any moisture to evaporate faster and keep you feeling cooler. Materials like polyester and other synthetic fabrics can be thick and will make you feel hotter during the move. Another tip is to stay away from darker colors. The darker the color, the more heat it will attract. Whites and neutral colors will be the better choice. Don’t forget to protect your head, especially your eyes, so it’s also smart to wear hats and sunglasses. 

 

Bring Water

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Moving in summer means A LOT of sweating. Drinking water will allow you to replenish your body and prevent intense dehydration. Water has many benefits for your body, so make sure there is plenty of it for you and whoever is helping you. 

 

Be Mindful of Items That Won’t Do Well in Heat

There are some items you may need to move that won’t fare well in the heat. If you know you want to be able to move them right away, then check out our storage facilities in Phoenix. Items that could potentially melt or be deformed by the heat should be packed separately and brought into the air conditioning as soon as possible. 

 

Be Aware of Overheating Symptoms

Being outside with high temperatures can be a danger to your well-being if not properly prepared or informed. Make sure you are hydrated, wearing sunscreen, and taking breaks when you need them. We know you want to get the move over with quickly, but take care of yourself. 

Overheating Symptoms:

  • Dehydration 
  • Fatigue
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Nausea 
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Goosebumps in the heat

These are just a few of the symptoms to be aware of. If you feel any of these, make sure to use some heat-related safety tips – take a break, drink water, and get in the air condition. 

 

Bring Portable Fans and Cooling Towels 

Our final tip of the six must-know tips for a summer move is to bring fans and cooling towels to help regulate your body’s temperature on top of drinking water. 

For more information on all of our moving tips and tricks, check out our website or contact us for a quote. 

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