As summer approaches and the temperatures begin to heat up, I thought it would be good to send a few tips on how to survive the heat – especially when moving. Whether you’re moving for a new job or into a new apartment home, moving in extreme temperatures can bring dehydration and heat exhaustion if proper precautions are not taken.
- Pack Ahead of Time.To cut down on the amount of time outside, pack up all of your items in boxes prior to your moving day so that you’re making less trips back and forth.
- Pack Electronics and Other Heat Sensitive Items in Your Personal Vehicle.This will allow you to get these items out sooner without having to dig through your moving truck.
- Pack an Overnight Bag.Pack an extra pair of clothes and your toiletries in a separate bag that is easily accessible. This way you can jump in the shower to cool off and change into clean, dry clothes without having to dig through boxes to find what you need.
- Stay Hydrated.Be sure to drink plenty of cold water to help you cool down and stay hydrated. Pack an ice cooler in your car with plenty of water so you have enough on hand. Avoid alcohol, coffee, and tea as those tend to dehydrate your body. Refer to this article for some great tips on staying hydrated!
- Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.Fruits and vegetables will help keep you hydrated and give you the energy needed to keep going.
- Wear Sunscreen.Even if you’re darting back and forth between inside and outside, you still need to protect yourself from sun damage. Be sure to cover your face, ears, and any exposed areas on your body.
- Take Breaks.Often times when we’re moving, we just want to get it done and out of the truck. Be sure to take short breaks inside where it’s cool to keep you from experiencing heat exhaustion.
These are just a few tips to help you stay cool and hydrated while moving in hot temperatures. Do you have anymore tips? We’d love to hear them!