Easy Ways To Beat the Heat During Your Summer Move

Posted June 15, 2022 in Moving

Young woman drinking water in front of storage unit.

For many of us, moving in summer is a time-honored tradition. The kids are out of school, and you don’t have to worry about ice or snow. But warm-weather moves present their own challenges, the biggest of which is trying to beat the summer heat. Not only is it sometimes hard to stay comfortable, but avoiding heat-related health issues, such as dehydration and heat stroke, is essential. These summer moving tips will help you and your crew stay as healthy and comfortable as possible while moving into your new home.

Dress for Warm-Weather Success

Choose clothing that’s loose enough to allow airflow without getting in your way. Opt for lightweight, natural materials like:

  • linen
  • cotton
  • jersey
  • chambray

Moisture-wicking fabrics will also help you stay drier and more comfortable since they pull sweat away from the body. Avoid heat-trapping, moisture-retaining synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon at all costs. Pick light colors to avoid baking in the sun throughout the day.

Eat and Drink Your way to Coolness

Staying hydrated is always important, especially when trying to beat the summer heat. Make sure there’s a cooler of water you always have access to. If you want to go the extra mile, set up a little rest station where you and the rest of your moving team—whether they’re professionals or a group of your closest friends and family—can take a break to cool off and avoid any medical incidents resulting from heat, dehydration, or sheer exhaustion. When it’s time for a snack or lunch break, opt for watermelon or other cool foods with high water content. Bring popsicles and juices or frozen fruit for a quick pick-me-up.

Leverage Cool Air and Water

One of the best ways to quickly lower your body temperature is to splash cold water on your wrists and neck. Or dampen a lightweight cloth or towel, form it into a U shape, and place it in the freezer. Put it around your neck once it’s frozen to stay cool. Keep in mind that you’ll likely need to do this throughout the day, so get the most out of your cooling towel by skipping it in the morning when it’s coolest and pulling it out later in the morning as it gets hotter. You can also buy cooling “necklaces” that will fit your neck more securely and stay in place while you move. A portable fan that clips to your waistband or fits around your neck will provide welcome relief as the day wears on.

Let Premium Spaces Aid Your Summertime Move

We hope these summer moving tips help you and your helpers stay healthy and comfortable throughout the day. Moving in summer can be cooler than expected with a little effort and strategically planned breaks.

A little bit of planning can also come in handy when you need a moving truck or storage unit. At Premium Spaces,  several of our locations offer moving trucks to help with your move in addition to storage units ranging from 5′ x 5′ to 10′ x 30′. Our storage units are available as climate controlled and non-climate controlled to satisfy your needs and maintain the life of your items while they’re in storage. If you need more boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and more, we have everything you need to avoid an additional stop at the store. From packing supplies to moving trucks, Premium Spaces can help make your summer move seamless and convenient. Make your moving truck reservation today or rent a unit at a select Premium Spaces location near you and get a free moving truck rental with purchase!