You’re moving during the summer for a reason. Like most people, you’re probably taking advantage of vacation time and sunny days. Although summer moving is a smart choice, you still have one problem to contend with: heat. How can you keep cool and comfortable? Here are some useful tips.

Move in the Early Morning

If possible, avoid moving during the hottest part of the day by getting an early start. Most household movers have flexible scheduling, and they will be more than happy to accommodate this reasonable request. So, go to bed a little early—especially if you’re dealing with pre-move jitters that can keep you awake—then rise with the sun and get moving. You’ll be glad you did!

Dress White and Light

This probably goes without saying, but dress comfortably. Choose loose-fitting clothing that’s made of a lightweight material like cotton or linen and stick to lighter tones—preferably white—to reflect the heat of the sun away from your body. It’s also a good idea to have a change of clothing on hand so you won’t be stuck wearing dirty and sweaty cloths all day. Yuck!

Hydrate Properly

Dehydration is the biggest health risk when moving during the summer. Not only does proper hydration help you keep cool, it could save your life. Fill a water cooler with plenty of ice, water, and sports drinks then take breaks as often as necessary. Sure, you want to get the job done quickly, but you don’t want a detour to the emergency room either.

Keep Cold Towels 

While you’re getting one cooler ready for drinks, prepare another cooler for towels. When you need to cool off quickly, just grab a cold towel from the cooler, sit back with a bottle of water and relax for a few minutes. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to go in no time! 

Get Your Home Ready

One of the first things you should do is prepare your new home for comfortable arrival. If you’re moving locally, this should be easy. Drive over, turn on the air conditioning, and have some refreshments waiting. This is also a good time to have those clean cloths and a towel ready. You will want a nice, cool shower after your move is complete. 

What’s the last tip for safe and comfortable summer moving? Hire household movers you can trust. If you’re planning a New Jersey relocation, contact Harrington Movers for fast, affordable, and high-quality local and long-distance moving services you can count on!