House shifting in summer is not something that sounds tempting for most of us but you will be surprised how many people opt for it. This is primarily because long vacations and holidays in most organizations make it an ideal time to move.
If you are one of the many people who are planning to move this summer, we have compiled a list of tips for you. These tips are sure to make your summer move a whole lot easier and cooler.
Start as early as you can
Start packing early in the morning and you will surely get a lot of packing done before the day becomes too hot. Similarly, you can save yourself from rush hour traffic if you hit the road early.
If you have hired a packers and movers Mumbai to Bhubaneswar company, remember to inform them if and when you make any changes to your moving time.
Turn Your Tasks and Items into a List
Make a list of all your belongings before you start the packing and moving process. This will make sure that all your possessions are accounted for before you move.
You should also make a checklist of all the tasks related to packing and moving. This will include all the tasks that are to be taken care of before you move into the first checklist, while you move into the second checklist and after you move into the third.
De-clutter what you don’t need
Reducing the number of goods that you want to move is a great way to lessen your overall burden and reduce the cost of packing and moving.
Here is a list of things that you should either sell or donate instead of carrying with you:
- Old clothes
- Old utensils
- Broken or old furniture
- Old scrap paper
- Non-perishable food items
- Plant pots
Protect your heat sensitive items
Some items are very vulnerable to heat and tend to get damaged when exposed to high temperatures. Medicines, Syrups, and ointments can have chemical reactions and turn poisonous. Electronic gadgets like laptops, mobile phones, Tablets (tablet PCs), and power banks burn out when exposed to high temperatures. Even the colour and pigments of your most valuable photographs and paintings may get damaged under extreme heat or when directly exposed to the sun.
Remember to pack all your items with plastic, plastic bubble wraps, and paper. Also, keep them in a cool dry, and dark place.
Keep yourself Comfortable
Packing and moving in the summer heat will almost certainly take a toll on you. You will sweat a lot, you will exhaust your body and you will lose a lot of electrolytes and water.
Minerals called electrolytes are usually found in bodily fluids such as blood sweat and urine. They are vital to maintain, regulate and balance bodily functions. These bodily functions include communication of the nervous system, functioning of muscles, regulating internal pH levels, keeping the body hydrated, and so on.
You should always remember to keep your home well-ventilated or air-conditioned during your move, and also remember to dress comfortably in light-coloured cotton clothes. These clothes also need to be a bit lose to allow sweating.
Also, you should make sure to stay hydrated throughout your day and keep some cool refreshments with you for when you feel tired. Do this for yourself and the moving crew as they will probably need it.
Keep an eye out for common heatstroke symptoms like
- Mild Headaches
- Dry throat
- Frequently feeling thirsty
- Extreme Fatigue
- Loss of conscious
If you or anyone near you experiences any of these symptoms, you should step indoors and find yourself a cold place to sit or take a cold shower
You can easily take care of the mild symptoms by washing your face or you head with cold water. In case of severe symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention.
How to avoid heatstroke?
Plan your work according to the temperature outside. It is generally wise to take a break between 12 noon to 4 PM as the temperature is usually very high during this time of day.
Plan the safety of your Pets and Kids
Kids can be a nuisance to handle and may create more trouble during your move than what it is worth. In addition to this, it is a difficult task to meet up with their demands and comfort requirements when managing the relocation task.
The best way to deal with this situation is to ask any of your friends to look after your kids. You can drop off your kids at their place so that they are safe until you and the packers and movers complete your move.
Similarly, you can send off your pets to a person they like and react well to. If such a person is not available, tie your pet in a well-shaded area with a water bowl and some treats. Make sure that this area is away from the place where packers and movers are moving your belongings.
Hire Packers and Movers for Your Move
We advise hiring the help of professional packers and mover as these professionals are adept at planning and executing your entire relocation process. This will not only help you save time but also a lot of effort. Most of these professional packers and movers are very well trained and will do a fantastic job of moving your belongings.
There are a lot of fake and unprofessional moving companies in the market right now. To find a good and able professional packers and movers company, we recommend that you do a lot of research.
Relocation is a process that everyone has to go through at some point in their lives. People generally opt for summer relocation as the maximum number of relocations happens during the summertime.
If you follow each and every tip mentioned in this article, it should make your entire moving process a lot more manageable and safe. Keep yourself hydrated and have a wonderful day ahead of you.
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