Moving over the popular summer season has its perks. Not only is summer the nation’s peak season for local relocation and long-distance moving, but the kids are also out of school as well—making it a great moment to take some time off to complete a moving project.
At the same time, moving over the summer has its downsides—namely, the heat. Moving is physical work that requires plenty of energy, and this can make relocating during high temperatures dangerous and even deadly. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the risks of summer moving and to account for the high temperatures when planning your relocation. At RC Mason Movers, we’re experts in the art of planning the perfect move—whether it’s during the hottest or coldest times of the year. If you’re planning a relocation, take a look at some of our household movers’ best tips for staying cool during a household move in the middle of the summer.
Start Moving Early to Beat the Heat
During the summer, the early hours of the morning are the coolest—and they get progressively hotter and hotter as the sun rises throughout the day. Take advantage of these early morning hours to get a good head start. If you can get the loading done in the earliest hours, you can take a break over the midday and early afternoon—when temperatures are scorching hot.
Don’t Cancel Your Electricity Service Until After Moving Day
Don’t make the mistake of canceling your electricity service before moving completely out of the house. You’ll want to have the air conditioner running as you’re moving things in and out of the house. This also goes for the home you’re moving to—make sure you’ve scheduled your electricity service to start running before moving day arrives.
Another important reason to have the power working in both places is so that you can take advantage of the refrigerator and freezer. Keep plenty of ice-cold drinks on hand, by storing them in the freezer as soon as you arrive. Staying hydrated is important, after all—and your household movers will appreciate the cool drinks.
Know the Signs of Heat Stroke
When temperatures rise, heatstroke is a real threat for people moving. Heatstroke, also known as heat injury or sunstroke is a serious physical ailment that requires prompt and immediate medical attention.
Avoid moving during the hottest hours of the day—between 11am and 4pm, and stay hydrated. While there are plenty of ways to avoid heatstroke from happening, make sure you know the signs of heatstroke anyway:
- Rapid, racing heartbeat
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Red, hot, clammy skin
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Shallow breathing
- Lack of sweat (a sign of dehydration)
- Confusion, disorientation
- A change in behavior or physical movement
If you or someone in your group shows signs of heatstroke, move them indoors or find shade right away, and call 911. Meanwhile, help them bring their body temperature down with ice packs, cold compresses, and cooling fans.
Schedule a Cool Move with Boston’s Finest Moving Company
If you’re planning a local or long-distance moving project—whether it’s over the summer, during the winter, or at any other time of the year, our expert team of movers at RC Mason Movers is here to help. We offer specialized services to meet the needs of all of our customers, from custom crating to auto shipping, full-service packing, and so much more. Our menu of options is designed to facilitate even the most complicated residential and commercial moving projects to give our customers the luxury treatment when moving—while reflecting our commitment to providing high-quality services at low, affordable rates.
For more information about our exceptional moving and storage services, give our team a call. You can also fill out our online form to request a free, in-home visit and moving estimate.
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