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.

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  1. Simon Brooks April 23, 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

    I definitely agree with tip number five here, keeping the air conditioning running is essential to making sure you have a comfortable move during the summer. However, it is important to keep this air conditioning on both ends, so it might help to call ahead and ask the power to be turned on at your new home the day before you arrive. That way, you can turn the air conditioner on as soon as you arrive, keeping you from working up a sweat as you move the boxes inside.