A Complete Guide to Staying Hydrated During A Summer Move
Moving any time of year is hard work, but a residential move in the summer adds another level of challenges. In the summer, the heat and humidity can really take it out of you. That’s why it’s so important to stay hydrated throughout the process. Take a look at a complete guide from the pros on how to prevent dehydration during your summer move.
Why Do You Get Dehydrated?
When it’s hot, you sweat. When it’s hot, and you’re working hard to pack and prep for a move, you sweat even more. And on moving day, it only gets worse, and it’s easy to forget to drink fluids. You can end up losing more water than you take in. Keep an eye out for these signs of dehydration:
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
Dryness in your mouth and throat
Urine that is dark yellow
How to Stay Hydrated
Planning ahead is critical to stay hydrated during a move. Make sure you have plenty of water, juice, sports drinks, and other beverages before, during, and after your move. Pack a cooler so you have something cold available to drink all day. Make sure you stop to take drinks often. Set a timer if that’s helpful to keep you from getting distracted. Be sure to take breaks when you get tired and find a cool spot to rest when you need to. And don’t forget to eat! It will help you stay energized and will encourage you to keep up with the fluids.
If you’re planning a move this summer, make sure you take care of yourself in the process by staying hydrated. And let the professionals at
Moving day is exciting, but it can also be stressful. Knowing what to expect can make things a little easier and help you relax and even enjoy the process. If you prepare and hire a good, reliable moving company, it can be smooth sailing. Here are three things to expect on moving day.
1. Last Minute To-Dos
You’ll want to wake up early to make sure you have plenty of time for last-minute items on your to-do list. Packing your personal items, clearing out the last of your bathroom essentials, making sure the closets are empty, and taking the last items out of the refrigerator are things you can do while you wait for the movers to arrive.
2. The Movers Arrive
Once your movers arrive, things will really get rolling. They’ll do a walk-through to make sure they have the lay of the land and will go over any paperwork with you. Then they will start loading the truck. Professional movers have the loading process down to a science, so you just need to stand back and let them do their thing. Go through the house as they empty each room to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.
3. The Truck Departs
Once the truck is full and closed up, you can head out and meet your movers at your new location where they will unload the truck. This is where they will need the most direction, so they put the furniture and labeled boxes in the right rooms and in the right places. When they finish, all you have to do is unpack!
Instead of worrying about moving day, know what to expect. And trust your move to the experienced team at Nilson Van and Storage. They’ll help take the stress out of your residential relocation. Contact them today for a free quote.
Did you know that most residential moves happen during the summer? It’s typically to work around school schedules, but it also helps avoid moving in dismal winter weather. If you’re moving this summer, we’ve got some dos and don’ts to help it go as smoothly as possible. Take a look.
Do Plan Ahead
Waiting until the last minute to make a moving plan can lead to lots of stress from last-minute packing and prepping. Plan ahead by cleaning out closets and dressers, clearing clutter, and having the right packing supplies on hand.
Don’t Let Things Get Hot
It’s easy to start putting personal items in your car or out on the lawn or driveway as your moving company loads your large items into the moving truck. Keep in mind that summer days get mighty hot, and you don’t want to risk your belongings overheating. This is especially true of cleaning supplies, electronics, and beauty products.
Do Book Early
Summer is the busiest time for moving companies, so book in advance. The sooner you can schedule your moving company, the more likely you’ll get the date you want.
Don’t Get Dehydrated
Moving is stressful and can make your head spin. Don’t forget to hydrate during a hot summer move. Have plenty of water or sports drinks on hand for you, your family, and your pets. And have some extra available for your movers. They’ll appreciate the gesture.
Don’t let a summer move turn from nice to a nightmare. Prepare ahead of time, don’t overheat, and make sure you hire a reliable moving company. Nilson Van and Storage has got you covered for your summer move. Call us today for a free quote.