It's safe to say that summer is probably one of the worst seasons to plan a long-distance move. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to pick when you'll be moving. If your company has relocated you, and summer is your only option for moving, it's time to plan for the heat. You never know how hot it's going to be, but it's best to be prepared for those triple-digit temperatures. Here are four simple tips that will help make your middle-of-the-summer, long-distance move a little less heated.
Hire a Moving Company
If you're planning a long-distance move, the first thing you need to do is hire a long-distance moving company. The last thing you want to be doing is moving yourself across the country in the middle of summer, especially if you were planning on renting a moving truck. Most do-it-yourself moving trucks don't come equipped with the best air conditioners. Not to mention the fact that you'll be left to pack, load, and unload your own truck during the summer heat. Keep yourself cool—and eliminate a lot of the back-breaking work—by hiring a long-distance moving company.
Keep Your Kids and Pets Cool
If you've got kids and pets, you owe it to them to find a cool place for them to stay while the movers are there. Your doors are going to be open the entire day, which means your home isn't going to stay as cool as you need it to be for kids and pets. Because the doors will be open all day, there is a bigger chance that your pets will wander off and your kids will get under foot. Keep your kids and pets cool on moving day by finding somewhere for them to stay where they can be kept cool and entertained.
Remember Your Moving Crew
Your moving crew is going to be doing the bulk of the work for you on moving day. So, while you're in the house trying to stay cool, they'll be loading boxes onto the truck and dealing with the searing temperatures outside. To help them avoid heat-related illnesses—and to keep them going—be sure to provide a cooler full of cold water for your moving crew.
Enlist Help on the Other End
When you arrive at your new home, you'll want to get in out of the heat. Unfortunately, if your new home has been closed up, it's going to be quite hot. To make sure your new home is cool when you arrive, enlist someone on that end to go in and turn the air conditioner on for you. If you've purchased your home, have your real estate agent turn the AC on for you. If you're going to be renting, ask your property manager to go in and turn it on for you.
Don't let the heat get to you. If you're going to be moving this summer, use the simple tips provided here to help keep things cool.Share
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