Moving during the Summer

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Are you moving this summer?

60% of America’s moves happen during the summer, and for good reason: it’s warmer, the days are longer, and the kids aren’t in school.

However, with the heat comes hardship.  The summer sun makes for very sweaty, uncomfortable moves, and dehydration is a constant threat.

If you’re going to be moving during the summer, keep these things in mind:

Tips for Summer Moves:

  • Stay hydrated – Drink a lot of water during the move, especially if it’s hot or humid outside.
  • Wear sunscreen – If you’re pulling a do-it-yourself move, you’ll be in and out a lot.  If it’s sunny, make sure to protect your skin.
  • Check the weather – Summer downpours and storms can swoop in and drench any move.  Check the weather to make sure you won’t be caught in one, and plan accordingly if you will be.
  • Avoid the afternoon – Try to get your move done in the morning and evening hours, which are cooler.  If it’s really hot out, you might want to consider moving at night.
  • Be mindful of perishables – If you have belongings that can be damaged by high temperatures, be sure to get them out of the truck as soon as possible.

Are you thinking about when to move this summer?  Check out our article about picking a moving date.