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Beating the heat with Mobile Attic summer moving

by Jun 30, 2023

Beating the heat with Mobile Attic summer moving

It’s no secret the warmer seasons are a preferred moving time for most. Weather, depend on location, clears up and the skies are sunny. Homes and apartments are picturesque and deals abound. Having said that, summer moving is still a challenging task. No matter the season, any major transition will have its various hurdles and concerns, ranging from time, budget, and travel conditions. 

Summer is no different. To help ease your next big life move, we recommend using portable storage to beat the heat.

Challenges of moving in the summer

While warming temperatures and clearer skies makes for a visually pleasing day, summer isn’t all fun and games. In fact, depending on your location, it can be downright dangerous.

Moving is both a time and physically exhausting task. Moving out of a home requires long hours of labor, moving boxes, and shifting furniture. Summer exacerbates this, because of – you guessed it – the heat. Humidity is a real concern and makes it harder to cool down. Furthermore, heat and exhausting labor runs risk of dehydration and fatigue. That’s a recipe for disaster, and not something you want to encounter when moving. 

It’s important to make your move in the summer as efficient as possible. But, it’s more important to stay safe. First, here are a few tips for staying cool when working in the summer heat.

Tip 1: Hydrate

No surprises here! If you’re moving during hot summer days, then you need to stay hydrated. Water should be your go too, and sports drinks are also helpful. Avoid sugary empty-calorie drinks like soda, as they won’t hydrate you and make you feel worse in the long run.

Tip 2: Protein rich snacks

You’ll burn a lot of energy not just from the heat but the physical act of moving boxes around. Protein heavy snacks like cheeses, mixed nuts, and lean meats can keep your energy up without requiring you to sit down to make a meal. 

Tip 3: Protect your skin

While wearing shorts and short sleeves can “feel” cooler, it readily exposes you to the sun. If you’re expecting to stay exposed in sunlight for long periods, such as longer than 30-45 minutes, you need to protect your skin. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen will prevent sunburn and other skin irritation (especially important for those with fair/sensitive skin). 

Tip 3: Use time to your advantage

Summer days are long, so use it. You have a lot of daylight to spare, and the average sunset time in most areas lingers around 8 to 9pm. If you want to avoid the hottest times such as midday and afternoon, consider trying for an evening move instead.

Those are the basics of keeping yourself cooler and safer in the summer heat. Taking advantage of mobile storage pods is the next step for an easy summer transition.

Moving in the summer with mobile storage pods

Once you’ve gotten adequate protection, you can plan out your summer move. Like any good transition, this is a process that benefits from planning. Set aside appropriate days and hours, and try to move in phases. 

It’s a good idea to avoid the afternoon hours when moving. This is the sun at its highest and when coverage is limited – the hottest time of the day. If you have no choice, then refer to our tips and take frequent breaks to reduce time spent in direct sunlight.

Organization is the next critical step. Deciding what to move and when can simplify the process, versus attempting to move everything in one go. You can do this in a variety of ways: room by room, certain boxes packed with specific items, furniture first (or last) – whatever works. Remember that heat can damage inventory depending on its sensitivity. Electronics, as mentioned, are vulnerable to excessively high temperatures if left alone too long. As such, consider stowing away items you want in full shade during the move process.

Warning: remember to always use at least two people for heavy objects and furniture. Attempting to lift or move heavy objects can result in serious personal injury.

Why use mobile storage pods?

With your initial planning out of the way, it’s time to take advantage of mobile storage pods. But what do these portable storage units offer?

One of the key benefits of a mobile pod is its ability to protect internal storage from heat. This is great for temperature sensitive inventory, like electronics, house, and business supplies. Furthermore, mobile storage pods are designed with stainless steel frames and lockable exteriors. Your storage is protected, no matter the season or trek. 

You should also consider storage pods as they’ll ease the physical exhaustion of moving. These pods are delivered by expert crews within their service area, placed in convenient proximity at your location of choice. 

That’s the key word here: convenience. You can save on both gas and time by using a storage pod. Remember, with a traditional moving truck or rental service, you’re responsible for the rental charge, deposit fee (if applicable), and the charges per mile. Additionally, rental vehicles – van, car, or truck – require refilling the gas before and after use. This is on top of your associated travel charges, from supplies to shipping needs.

With a mobile storage unit, however, you circumvent these costs. You won’t need additional rental equipment outside of the unit itself, and a pod is taken by expert crews to its destination, as mentioned. You also will not need to travel to physically established locations, dodging traffic and saving time that can be used to expedite the moving process.

So, instead of dreading the summer heat, focus on enjoying your new home with the accessibility and portability of a mobile pod. 

How do I get started?

If you’re ready to save on a move this summer, consider utilizing a mobile storge pod. For additional information, you can contact Mobile Attic today.