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Moving in the Heat

May 10th, 2017 5:18 pm by

It is starting to warm up in Alberta and as we all know as we move further into the Spring/Summer we move into peak season for the moving industry. This means that chances are when you and the majority of people are moving, it will be hot out. Special steps must be taken in order to protect you and your belongings with a move during the hottest months of the year. Check out some of the summer moving tips from Highland Moving & Storage.

Stay Hydrated

Although your mind may be occupied on the aspects of the move, it is important to stay hydrated and drink as much water as possible. It is also good to provide water for your movers as well to prevent fatigue and heat stroke.

Keep an Eye on the Clock

Don’t push it! Take regular breaks in the shade. This will increase your overall productivity throughout the day.

Beware of Sun Damage – Wrap/Pack Sun Sensitive Items

Many household items can be damaged or faded by direct sunlight. If you have things staged or laid out outside in preparation for the move, be cognizant of their time in the sun. Be sure to wrap and pack these items beforehand to keep them cool and avoid direct sunlight.

Protect Your Children, Pets and Plants

Just like you, children, pets and plants are highly effected by heat and direct sunlight. Just like you, they will need water and rests in the shade.