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With the warm summer weather comes hot and dry conditions. People working outside need to take extra precautions to beat the heat and avoid dehydration. The same goes for people who are moving during the hot summer days. While the best course of action is to hire a professional moving company like First Rate Movers, the following tips have been compiled to beat the summer heat during a move:
Movers should wear clothes suited for the hot summer weather. Light coloured clothing that is loose-fitting works well. Make sure the clothing is breathable. Hats should be worn along with sunglasses to protect the eyes. Sunscreen with an SPF above 30 should be applied to the skin twenty minutes before heading out into the sun.
Movers should drink plenty of water before they start working. They should avoid drinks with too much sugar or caffeine as they contribute to dehydration. If you are the one moving, bring plenty of water for your friends and family to drink. Movers should bring their own water as well just in case. It’s a good idea to freeze a few water bottles the night before so they will be nice and cool during the later stages of the move. Eating foods with high water content like watermelon, celery, and cucumbers will boost your energy and provide you with extra hydration.
It is wise to take time and perform moving duties like lifting and loading slowly and surely. Movers should be taking frequent breaks in order to rest, wipe the sweat, and re-hydrate. The human body adapts to the heat, but it’s best to ramp up slowly and work up to a brisk pace.
Mind the Heat
A mover should stop working immediately if they feel like they are getting dizzy or dehydrated. The mover should drink some water, run cold water under their forearms and place a cold compress behind their neck. Sometimes it is best to avoid working during the hottest parts of the day. It is a good idea to perform the largest portions of the move early in the morning and after the mid-afternoon.
If you want to sit back and relax in the air conditioned cool and not put yourself through a hot summer move, consider hiring a professional moving company like First Rate Movers. We are trained and efficiently and will make your move go off without a hitch!