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Summer Moving Tips

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Moving can be an exciting process, but when you add the humidity and heat that comes along with the summer weather, that excitement may turn into stress and discomfort. Of course, if you prepare for the heat, your moving experience could be smooth and easy. So how can you make sure you’re ready to move this summer? At SMARTBOX, we have some tips to make your move as stress-free and easy as possible.

Tip #1: Dress for the Weather

There’s nothing worse than feeling overheated and sweaty in the summertime. Add lifting and carrying boxes to that equation, and you’re in for a disaster! Make your moving experience the best it can be by picking an outfit that you’ll be comfortable in. That means you should avoid dark clothing and heavy materials. Instead, choose light garments that won’t stick.

Tip #2: Wear Sunscreen

As you pick an outfit, don’t forget the most important summer accessory of all: sunscreen. Because you’ll likely be moving boxes from the outdoors, you’ll be subject to the sun’s harmful rays. Make sure you apply sunscreen every 30 minutes to avoid an uncomfortable burn later on!

Tip #3: Stay Hydrated

In order to make sure you can work hard and move things efficiently, you have to drink water—and plenty of it. Bring a water bottle with you and try to take a sip each time you transport a load of boxes in and out. Trust us—this will keep you energized throughout the moving process.

Tip #4: Turn the Air Conditioner On

When you walk to your new place, make sure the air conditioner is blasting cold air! Not only will this be refreshing after carrying a load of boxes in, but you’ll also have a cool space to unpack in afterwards!

Tip #5: Pack Accordingly

Keep in mind that some of your belongings may be affected differently by the heat. For example, if you leave candles in a hot truck too long, you will probably find a mess of melted wax when you’re unpacking. Try to put heat-sensitive items together and move those in to your new place first!

How SMARTBOX Can Help You Move This Summer

Now that you know how to make your summer moving experience easier, let SMARTBOX help! We can deliver as many portable storage containers to you to make the moving process easier. And when it comes time to move, we can come pick up your container and bring it right to the new location! Our containers fit perfectly in a standard parking spot, so they won’t be in the way.

Have a great summer move with SMARTBOX by calling 301-683-6111 or reserving your boxes online today!

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