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5 Tips for Moving in Hot Weather

By Nextl3v3l | 12/12/2019

Moving house can be hard work. Moving home in the middle of the summer heat not only makes the task harder, it can be dangerous to your health if you don’t take the right precautions.

Australia has had a record run of above average temperature days of late. And all predictions are saying it’s going to be a long, hot summer. In this case it’s well worth understanding how to manage the heat if the day you have set aside for moving turns out to reach temperatures that resemble the inside of your oven when it’s cooking your Sunday roast.

What are the top tips for moving house in hot weather?

Get started early in the day

Beat the heat by getting an early start. This will make sure the hard work is done before the heat takes hold and drains any energy you had left in your body. It also means that sensitive items prone to heat damage are likely to fare better than being moved in the middle of the day. But more on this later.

Look after yourself

  • Make sure you have enough water with you all day to keep hydrated
  • Keep a sports drink on hand to help replace the salts in your body that you lose through excessive sweating
  • Wear loose, light clothing to keep you cool
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Making sure you use sunscreen and wear a hat if you are out in the sun.

Look after you pets

If you have pets that are moving house with you, make sure you take special care with them in the heat. They will likely be stressed from the changes already and the heat won’t help them at all.

Make sure they have lots of water. Make sure they are always left in a well-ventilated area that is out of the sun. And most of all, give them a little bit extra attention and reassurance. They might just need it.

Heat sensitive items

There may be some items in your household that area heat sensitive, and you will need to take extra care when you move them.

Heat sensitive items might be electronics such as TVs, computers, phones and so on. Also keep in mind if you have some special photos printed out, they may need to be kept cool to prevent any damaged. Paintings can be the same as well. Treat them carefully. Don’t leave them in the car parked in the sun. Keep them in a cool place until you are ready to load the car and drive immediately to your new place. And then unload them straight away, keeping them out of the heat as much as possible.

Get the professionals do to it for you

If this is all sounding a little bit too much like hard work (it is very hard work!), then hire professional removalists to help you out.

Professional removalist teams will come with their own hot weather kits. They will know how to handle your heat sensitive items. They will be prepared for any situation that may occur relating to your move.

Next Level Removalists are your local Sydney removalist experts. We specialise in local house or office moves, as well as interstate moves to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and everywhere in between. Reach out to our friendly team today.

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