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Keeping Cool During a Summer Move

While the weather might be better during the summer than the winter, moving in the heat can be a challenge. As a matter of fact, the heat can be even more dangerous to the people hoisting the furniture if the proper precautions are not taken. Here are some tips for keeping cool during a summer move so that nobody has to head to the hospital due to heat stroke.

Drink Water

Yes, beer and pizza are typical moving foods, but beer will not keep you hydrated. Save the beer for the end of the move and keep lots of water on hand. Cold bottled water in coolers is best for moving. That way you don’t have to worry about having pitchers, glasses or leaving the refrigerator on during the move. Remember to have water ready at both the old house and the new house!

Dress Properly

While you may be tempted to dive into the bottom of the drawer for that heavy cotton t-shirt you no longer wear, don’t be. Stick to athletic clothing that can wick away sweat. This will pull the sweat away from you and help to keep your body cool. Cotton will just hold the heat and sweat against you making your body work harder to keep cool.

Cold Snacks

Instead of pretzels and chips why not have cool snacks? This might mean some planning to keep the fridge running (or use a cooler with ice packs). Cool fruits and veggies or even something like frozen grapes can be great snacks that will keep the movers filled up with plenty of energy. Fruit also makes for a great snack to eat during the drive. 

Use Fans to Circulate Cool Air

If you have a few fans, try to strategically place them in places where you can get the most air flow. Unused doorways and windows are best. Getting a cool blast of air when walking past a fan can be refreshing. Circulating outside air through the house will also keep things cooler than just opening windows and hoping for a breeze from outside.

Frozen Towels

Here is a simple idea to help freshen up hot movers. Take a couple of hand towels from the bathroom and wet them in the sink. Then pop them in the freezer at both of your locations. Pull one out and put it over your neck or on top of your head for a quick refreshing cool-down moment in the middle of the process.

Spray Bottles

Another quick cool down trick is to keep a spray bottle of water in the fridge. Turn the nozzle to mist and spray cool water to get refreshed quickly.

Hire Movers

The best way to avoid being hot during your summer move? Hire movers to do the move for you. You can wait in the cool air conditioning of your car or new home while the movers do all the heavy lifting.

Contact the best movers in Castlegar today. Reach out to Kootenai moving to get a quote for your summer move!

Keep cool during the heat of a summer move with these tips!