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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool During a Summer Move

Posted on: June 30, 2023 | by: Hall Lane Movers June 30, 2023

Staying Cool During Your Move

While relocating to a new house is often an exciting experience, doing it in the sweltering heat of summer can soon turn it into a sweaty and grueling ordeal. You can fight the heat and keep cool during your summer move with some planning and easy steps.


  1. Prepare in Advance and Use Your Time Wisely


Planning and picking the right day to relocate is the key to a stress-free summer relocation. Don’t plan any major moves between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., when temperatures tend to be at their highest. Instead, try to start before dawn or after dark, when temps are more bearable. This will allow you to get a good chunk of the moving done before the day’s heat sets in.


  1. Hydrate!


The heat and exertion in moving can drain your body’s fluids quickly. Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Keep a cooler with cold water bottles for quick access during breaks. Dehydration is another reason why alcoholic beverages and sugary sodas should be avoided.


  1. Dress Appropriately


Choose lightweight, breathable clothing that allows for ventilation and helps to wick away perspiration. Instead of wearing dark colors, which trap heat, choose light colors that will reflect the sun’s rays. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses might also help protect you from the sun.


  1. Take Frequent Breaks


Physical exhaustion is common throughout the relocation process, so pay attention to your needs. Rest and cool off frequently in cool, shady settings or air-conditioned buildings. Take advantage of the downtime to get some rest and replenish your energy before getting back to packing and relocating. To avoid heat-related ailments, take it easy and pace yourself.


  1. Use Cooling Accessories


Use air conditioners and fans to be comfortable when moving. Be prepared for the heat with a portable fan or misting spray bottle. Try wrapping a wet towel or bandana around your neck or forehead to reduce your body temperature.


  1. Protect Fragile Items from Heat


Electronics, artwork, and perishables are just a few examples of things that sudden shifts in temperature might damage. Pack these things individually and carry them in a climate-controlled vehicle to keep them safe from the heat. If you have fragile objects, you should store them in insulated containers.


  1. Hire Professional Movers


Hiring professional movers might be a good idea if the heat is too much to bear or if you have a lot of stuff to transport. Professional movers will have all the resources to complete your relocation quickly and easily. They are used to working in hot weather and may make the moving procedure go more quickly and easily.


  1. Stay Positive. Stay Cool.


Summer heat adds to the stress of packing up and moving. It’s critical to keep a sunny disposition throughout. Get some rest and remind yourself that this is only a passing phase. Stay calm by thinking about how exciting it will be to move into your new home.



Summer moving doesn’t have to be as stressful as you might think. You can avoid the stress and discomfort of moving during the summer by preparing in advance, staying hydrated, wearing proper clothing, and taking frequent breaks. Take care of yourself and everyone around you. Maintaining your composure and sense of order on the trip to your new home. If you need professional moving help, contact Hall Lane Movers today!