When temperatures reach nearly triple digits, it’s hard to be motivated to do anything, let alone organize and execute a move. If you are tackling a summer move, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure you and your belongings are safe in the heat.
Read on to learn more about how you can beat the heat and enjoy a safe move this summer!
Ramsey’s 6 Tips for Summer Moves
1. Protect, Protect, Protect
When the sun is in full force, you’ll need a light barrier of protection to get you through the day. Moving requires a lot of outdoor exposure, so we always recommend lathering up with a strong SPF and protecting your eyes with sunglasses.
The same holds true for your belongings! Not all of your things will fare well in hot conditions. Pack items like candles, instruments and CD’s somewhere that has sufficient temperature control.
2. Schedule a Week Day Move
Scheduling your move close to a summer holiday can be costly and logistically challenging. Opting for a weekday move may not be the most convenient but moving prices will be lower and delays are less likely to occur throughout the day.
No matter what day you choose, start the move early when temperatures aren’t too high!
3. Purge with a Yard Sale
Everyone likes a leisurely Sunday in the sun perusing through a neighbor’s vinyl collection. Take advantage of the nice weather and organize a yard sale to get rid of items that won’t make it to the new place. Plus, a little extra money in your pocket isn’t such a bad thing!
4. Dress for the Job & Stay Hydrated
Experienced movers know that tight, dark clothing and flip flops during a summer move is not ideal. We recommend a water bottle, hat, loose fitting, light colored clothing and supportive shoes that cover your toes!
5. Call the Professionals
Hiring a team of professionals will decrease your stress level throughout the moving process. When you call in a team of movers, you won’t have to worry about breaking a sweat!
Contact Ramsey’s Moving Systems
Our staff is fully equipped to handle all kinds of moves, even in the harshest of temperatures. From planning to the actual move, the Ramsey’s crew has you covered!
Contact us for a quote today.