5 Tips for Staying Cool While You Move

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 3:58pm by David Decker


If you’re moving during the summer heat, you’ll want to make sure to stay cool and comfortable during the process. Follow these tips to prevent overheating as you’re transporting stuff in and out of storage.

1. Dress accordingly.

Put on comfortable, loose, light-colored clothing when you’re doing a lot of activity during your move.

2. Take rest breaks.

You might be trying to move ASAP, but what difference is thirty minutes or an hour going to make in the grand scheme of things? Take occasional ten to twenty minute breaks in order to keep yourself hydrated and energized.

3. Set out towels.

You’ll want to pat yourself dry during rest breaks. Also, consider wetting a couple of towels with cold water.

4. Park your vehicle in the shade.
Sunshine on the pavement can raise the temperature around your park vehicle. Try to park it in a shaded area, if possible.

5. Leave the air conditioning on.
This one is pretty self explanatory, but it’s essential! If you don’t have A/C, consider purchasing a handheld fan to use.

What other methods do you use to keep cool in the heat? Write your suggestions in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

David Decker

About David Decker

Director of Operations Communication
Extra Space Storage

David joined Extra Space Storage after a graduating with a degree in finance and returning for an MBA from the University of Utah. Starting in 2004, he enjoyed watching the company announce going public and a rocketing growth over the next ten years. He has held roles as Operations Analyst, Operations Reporting/Budgeting, Revenue Manager, District Manager over properties in Utah, Central Valley CA, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Recently he accepted his current position as Director of Operations enjoying using his experiences to bridge the corporate and field communication gap.

Outside the office, he enjoys competitive running, fly fishing the amazing rivers of Utah and spending time with his family.