Tips for Moving in Summer Weather

In most parts of the country, summer weather is ideal for tackling a big move. But, high heat and humidity and unpredictable storms can challenge a household move. Prepare your household and care for your body with these essential moving tips for people moving during the summer months.

Schedule Movers Early

Summer is the peak moving season because the weather is generally cooperative, and children are out of school. Be sure to schedule your move as soon as you have a moving date. Movers tend to fill up quickly for summer dates, so getting ahead of the summer rush is essential.

Use Up Your Food

When packing for a move during the summer months, it’s essential to consider the perishable items in your refrigerator and pantry. The heat can quickly spoil food. To avoid this, use as much perishable food as possible in the days leading up to your move. Plan meals strategically to minimize waste and avoid buying new groceries closer to the moving date. For items you won’t consume in time, consider donating them to neighbors, friends, or local food banks. 

Check the Weather

Always check the weather before moving day. You want to know about the temperature and any possible inclement weather. Have the plan to keep people hydrated and out of the sun on scorching days. Ensure you have a contingency plan for dangerous storms or high winds.

Prioritize Children and Pets

Summer heat can be dangerous, and keeping all family members safe is essential, including pets and children. Ensure children remain indoors where the temperature is cooler and they can stay from the sun. Keep pets indoors with plenty of food and water throughout the move. On a hot summer day, you should always supervise your pet, providing plenty of shade and water.

Wear Appropriate Clothing

Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the move. Choose light-colored fabrics that breathe well and wick away moisture. Always wear proper footwear, even if you aren’t doing the bulk of heavy lifting. Closed-toed shoes are a must on moving days. Cover your head with a hat to protect you from the sun and keep your body temperature down.

Sunscreen and Hydrate

The summer heat can pose some real health concerns if you don’t take the proper precautions. Remember to apply sunscreen to protect yourself even if you will be switching between the outdoors and indoors for your move. Stay hydrated throughout the day with electrolytes and water. Try to avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks that will only dehydrate you more.

Beat the Summer Heat With Pro Movers

The summer months are great for moving, so it is considered the busy season for movers. You can have a successful move by taking care of yourself and planning ahead of time for the weather. For a fast, efficient, and professional moving team, contact us! We are happy to offer a quote for your next move.


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