6 Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Move

Aug 27, 2019 | Tips

Moving can be an exciting event, but moving under the Texas summer sun can be exhausting. At Element Moving and Storage, we know how hot it can get in the back of a moving truck or outdoors while hauling boxes or furniture around. With the triple-digit heat we’ve had this summer, it’s especially important to take care of yourself during a move.

You can make the most of your summer move by taking a few steps to stay cool, or by hiring a professional moving service to do the heavy lifting for you. Element Moving and Storage is always happy to lend a hand in the DFW or Greater Austin areas!

Tip 1: Turn On Utilities

Texas summers are brutal without cold water and air conditioning. Plan in advance to have your utilities connected and turned on at your destination. You and your helpers will appreciate having a cool place to unload your belongings.

Tip 2: Move Before Sunrise or After Sunset

Afternoon and early evening are the hottest parts of the day. Plan for your move to begin and end before the sun rises or after it sets. If that’s not possible, try to get as close to those times as you can to avoid the worst of the heat.

Tip 3: Wear Cool Clothing

Wear clothing that’s light, comfortable, and breathable. White and light colors reflect the sun’s heat away from your body more than darker colors. Wear shoes that are comfortable and have non-slip soles. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Tip 4: Protect Items that Melt

Some items, like candles, vinyl records, cosmetics, and other belongings, don’t stand up well to the heat. It’s best to move them in an air-conditioned vehicle and insulate them well. Element Moving and Storage offers climate-controlled

Tip 5: Stay Hydrated and Protected

Arguably the most important thing you can do during a summer move is keep yourself hydrated. Bring an entire day’s worth of water with you and drink often. It’s easy to get dehydrated when the temperature outside is over 100.

Tip 6: Pack Fans and Ice Packs

Stay cool by using spray-bottles with fans attached. If you or a friend get overheated, get into a cool environment and use ice packs and fans to cool them down. Make sure they get plenty of water.

Store Your Stuff

As a bonus tip, consider storing your belongings in one of our cool, climate-controlled storage spaces. Our team will pack up your items at your home and transport them safely to our storage facility. When you’re ready to move, we’ll bring everything to your new place and get it set up.

Every team member shares our vision of outstanding service, exemplary customer service, and careful handling of our customers’ belongings. We have one of the lowest claims rates in the industry. You never have to worry about your belongings getting damaged in transit or arriving late. We also provide specialty crating for items that are oversized, fragile, or antique.

Element Moving and Storage: Your Best Summer Movers in DFW and Austin

Element Moving is here for you whenever you need us, in the hottest months, the coldest parts of the year, and every season in between. We are a full-service mover in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin Metro areas, where we’ve been exceeding expectations since 2010.

We combine family-owned values with the best equipment and techniques in our industry to provide our customers with an ideal moving experience. We can help with local, national, and international moves. Call us today to schedule your move!