June 27, 2014

Stay Safe During Your Summer Move

Woman drinking bottled water

It's hot out there, PACK-RATs, and it is only getting hotter. Summer is the peak moving season, which means that thousands of people are packing, driving and unloading in this summer heat. It's important to take precautions when moving in these rising temperatures to ensure the safety of you, your family and your pets. 


  1. Wear sunscreen: If you will be loading and unloading in the sun, wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn and protect your skin. A case of sun poisoning will bring your move to a halt while you heal.
  2. Keep cool: Be sure to take breaks from loading your storage container outdoors and cool off in the air conditioning of your home. Call ahead to make sure the electricity will be on in your new home before you get there so you are not stuck unpacking in a sizzling hot house.
  3. Stay hydrated: If you are working in the heat, it can be easy to get dehydrated. It doesn't take long to get sick in the heat, so keep water on hand for you and anyone helping outdoors. 
  4. Keep an eye on kids and pets: Don't forget that moving can be hard on kids and pets. Find a safe and cool place for them while you are loading and unloading.