We’ve already suffered through our first heatwave, and there’s plenty more summer left! You’ll want to make sure you properly protect yourself, and your items, from the heat. If you follow these simple tips, you are sure to beat the heat during your move!
- Get Started Early. The biggest concern when moving when the temperatures soar is heat exhaustion. To avoid heat exhaustion, get an early start. Wake up early to begin loading your items in order to complete your move before the day heats up. Our self storage facilities have early access hours, so you can be done with your move by noon.
- Hydration is Key. Be sure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and avoiding caffeinated drinks. Wear loose fitting, light colored clothes to help stay cool. If you get warm, put a wet towel around your neck to help keep yourself cool. Don’t overdo it! If you start to feel faint or nauseous, seek out shade. You can also stop by our office to take a break to cool down, and drink some water.
- Turn Utilities on Ahead of Your Move. Don't forget to call and have air conditioning switched on before you move into your new place. This way you, and your movers, aren't overheating in the house. Cooling down your home ahead of time should be a top priority.
- Keep Your Items Safe in the Heat. When packing up your belongings, be cautious that not all your items can handle sitting in a moving truck for hours. Any items that have potential to melt will not last in the heat. Be sure to pack electronics separately so they do not become damaged.
If you follow these simple tips, you are sure to beat the summer heat during your move. We understand that the heat is exhausting and are always happy to help when we can. We encourage you to stop by our office to cool down and grab some water whenever you need!