movingMoving and packing in the summer heat can be dangerous and uncomfortable, especially if temperatures reach the 90s or higher. You can protect yourself from the heat in many ways when you move this summer. You can make moving easier and safer by knowing how to avoid heat-related illness and what to do to protect yourself.

You can move at any time.

The weather is out of your control, but the time you move can be. If the temperature soars, you can postpone your move by keeping a flexible moving date. Select a window of two weeks if possible. If the weather is bad, you will be able to wait until it cools down.

Be Prepared

Get ice and beverages for everyone the night before you move. Fill your fridge with sports drinks, electrolytes water and other beverages. Consult with anyone volunteering to help you move to determine what they like to drink. Keep your helpers fueled up with refreshing beverages.

Get the job done when it’s cool

Pack in the mornings and evenings when temperatures start to fall. You can do a little work each day to avoid the last-minute rush and working all day.

If you are moving yourself, spend the morning loading your truck and the afternoon disassembling the furniture and doing indoor activities. As the sun begins to set, finish loading your truck.

Take frequent breaks

You may feel tempted to keep pushing through the heat, whether you are packing boxes or loading the moving truck. You can easily get heat stroke or sunstroke by doing this. Avoiding sun-related illness is best achieved by taking frequent breaks.

Take a break every two hours in the morning. Set your timer or watch to every hour of the hour when things get hot in the afternoon. Every hour, take a 5 or 10 minute break. Sit in the shade while you drink your beverage.

Keep your A/C running

You might be tempted, when it comes time to load the moving truck with your belongings, to turn off the AC. With the door wide open, the cool air will be able to escape.

In the summer, it is possible for many homes to heat up significantly with windows and doors left open. Even if your air conditioner is inefficient, keep it running. Keep your home at least 10 degrees cooler than outside.

movingWorking in a Large Team

Working in teams makes the job go much faster, whether you are packing boxes or loading them into a truck. Working in a team can help prevent sun sickness and the feeling of burden.

Before they start their work, make sure that everyone knows what their role is. This will prevent your team members from redoing work that was already done by someone else or reversing their own. But you also have the option to hire professional movers in Myrtle Beach.

Understand the signs of heat sickness

Know the symptoms of heat illness. Heat illness can be sudden and subtle.

Heat exhaustion can be identified by:

  • Headache
  • Cool skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Heart rate increases

Heat exhaustion often resolves on its own. The person suffering from heat exhaustion should sit in the shade, and drink some cool water. Cold compresses can be used to soothe the person. If the symptoms persist after an hour, contact a doctor.

Sun exposure can also cause heatstroke. Heatstroke is a more serious condition than heat exhaustion, and it must be treated at a hospital. If you or anyone else with whom you are working experiences any of these symptoms, call 911.

  • High body temperature
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dry skin that is hot

Remove outer layers of clothing and allow the person to lay down in the shade. While you wait for authorities, ask the person to drink some cool water.

You Can Get Help From Professionals

The best way to prevent any heat-related injuries, is to hire a professional moving company like Coastal Furniture Delivery & Moving. Professional movers can safely load and unload the truck without putting anyone at risk.

Call Coastal Furniture Delivery & Moving now for more information on how you can make your move as easy as possible.

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