7 Tips for a Successful Summer Move
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Moving during the summer presents its own set of challenges. Summer is one of the busiest times of the year to rent especially here in Tucson with the University of Arizona so close by and students are coming and going. Luckily, this could mean more choices when looking for places. No matter where your move takes you, whether local or interstate, don’t worry! EZ Move has put together this guide using its decades of experience moving here in Tucson!
1. Start Early
While this may be the most unpopular option because it requires you to get up early, it’s a great way to avoid the day’s heat. The coolest temperatures of the day are around 7 AM. Most people think that the day is hottest at noon when the sun is highest, but it’s actually around 4:30 PM. Starting early will allow you to work when the day is coolest and be in the heat the least amount of time.
2. Move In The Middle Of The Month
You should keep in mind that the busiest times to move are at the beginning and end of the month because most leases last until the end of the month. During these times, you may experience the most difficulty getting rental trucks or rental help. At EZ Move, we suggest customers contact us at least two weeks before their move in date, but we’re always happy to accommodate last minute moves! If you are moving in the middle of the month, you might be able to ask your landlord for prorated rent. Some landlords offer to prorate your rent, but if not, make a request in writing professionally and politely – you’ll be surprised at the results.
3. Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking enough water is important, and drinking enough water during the summer is even more important. The heat causes you to sweat more and lose water quickly; additionally, exerting your body does too. Therefore, load up on water throughout the day and take frequent breaks. Also, be aware of the signs of heat-related illness. The most common, heat exhaustion, is a precursor to the more serious heat stroke. If you’re suffering from heavy sweating, faintness, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea, or headache, move to a cooler area, drink water, and take a rest break until symptoms improve.
4. Turn On The AC Before You Get There
Before you move in, transfer the utilities to your new place. This way you, you can turn the AC on before you get there and make sure your new home is nice and cool. It is important to give your utility company as much advance notice as possible to make sure they can send a technician before your moving day. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck moving into a hot home or apartment without active utilities.
5. Ask Friends Or Hire Help
Many hands can lighten the load. Getting your friends to help you out could really lighten the load too, but be careful. The stress of moving added with the summer heat is a bad recipe for ruining friendships. So, if your friends do help you, make sure your friends feel appreciated. If you really way to save yourself and your friends the hassle, call the professionals at EZ Move! Contact us, and our trained team will take the stress out of moving and get your items to their destination safe and sound. In fact, we promise we will help ease the process!
6. Bring Some Fans
Bringing some extra fans and setting them up in your new place ahead of moving day will help keep you cool while you’re moving. While fans don’t actually cool the room, they create a windchill effect which will make it feel up to 8 degrees cooler. This is a big difference! The good thing about fans is that they use less energy while helping you cool down which means a lower utility bill.
7. Wear Loose Fitting Clothing
Picking a breathable fabric, like cotton or linen, will help the heat move away from your body and keep fresh air coming in. Loose fitting clothing is important too. When fabrics are not breathable, sweat is unable to evaporate off of our skin, so our body’s natural cooling mechanism doesn’t work. A common misconception is that you should wear light colors because they absorb less heat. While they do absorb less heat, the actual difference in feeling is negligible.
Let Us Make Your Summer Move A Breeze
With changing utilities, packing, and adjusting to a new area, you have enough on your mind when it comes to moving. Let EZ Move take on some of that stress for you. We’ll do the heavy lifting to get your items in your new place safely and in one piece. Call us at (520) 808-0347 or fill out our contact us form to set-up your move!