I find moving during the summer to be a real challenging task. However, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If moving from a home without central air,make sure your air conditioning units are the last to be removed. If however you’re moving from a place with central air, make sure your utility company does not interfere with the electricity until “EVERYTHING” is out of the house. This will help your moving go smoothly without sweating like crazy.
- Fight fatigue and heat exhaustion by adding cold water, hydrating drinks, and light snacks to your moving checklist. Take breaks when moving, packing, or unpacking boxes, especially those that are particularly heavy.
- Take care of your perishables. Certain items won’t fare well in a hot moving truck and should be taken with you in the car, or packed extremely carefully. Candles, aerosols, chocolates, and electronic devices all fit into this category.
- Make plans to take special care of older people and children. Consider booking a hotel room for them to hang out in during the move (or ask a friend to provide an air-conditioned room). Find doggie daycare or secure a cat carrier for your pets. This way, all members of your family will be protected from high outdoor temperatures
“Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried.”