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5 Tips for Moving in the Summer

June 12, 2020

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5 Tips for Moving in the Summer

Summer is a peak season for moving. 70% of all moves take place this season. Moving in the summer presents a different set of challenges for the movers. After all, it is no easy task to lift the furniture and heavy boxes in the scorching sun. To help you out, we come up with some tips to lighten your load and make your moving easier.

Get started early

Want to beat the heat? Then don't try to move on a summer afternoon – especially if you are living in a particularly hot area. It's always best to plan for an early morning move when it comes to moving in summer. Usually, the intensity of the sun and UV rays is the strongest from 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. Therefore, it is not desirable to move within this time period. Early morning climate is very favorable for a move i.e., there may be 10 degrees difference in the temperature.  Most moving companies will nevertheless prefer to get started in the morning. But if not, we would suggest choosing a different date for the move – one where the movers can choose to start early in the morning. The advantage of summer is that it gets bright earlier, so you can start as early as 6 am.

Dress Appropriately

You may not think it's that big of a deal, but for a summer move you have to dress properly. Wearing light, airy clothing is the best way to go, especially if you're moving around and packing yourself. Dressing properly for your move will make the process easier. Prefer wearing cotton or linen clothes. Cover your head with a hat and protect yourself from extreme heat.

Carry Bottled Water

It is important to stay hydrated during the summer months. It's especially important if you're going to move in these months. After all, you'll be sweating a lot when lifting the boxes and coordinating a move. If you don't replenish your body with enough H2O, you might experience some seriously undesirable dehydration symptoms. Make sure to keep enough bottles for all those involved in the move. 

Packing Early

Early packing is something that you should do whether or not you move during the summer. Early packing helps ease some of the stress that can accompany a move. A lot of moving companies are going to pack for you. So you should ask if the moving company that you are hiring offers packing services, as this will make the process much easier.  

Turn On the Utilities

Don't forget about the utilities. If you're moving during the hot summer months, make it a top priority to switch on the air conditioning before you move. This way, on a moving day, you and your movers will not sweat to death. By cooling down your house ahead of time, you 're going to be able to focus more on the tasks ahead, instead of the sweltering heat.

Many people tend to move in the summer. So, the demand for moving companies is high in this season. So, make sure you hire a Moving Company in CT in advance.

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