We’ve just gone through one of the hottest Januarys on record, so if you have a house move on the horizon and are considering moving services, Perth homeowners are likely to be concerned about the hotter weather. Moving in hot weather is more than a sweaty, uncomfortable task, without proper preparation, it can be dangerous. Fortunately, as professional specialist moving services for home and business owners, our team has hands on experience for moving in challenging conditions. So, we’ve brought together some of our tips to help you cope with a move in hotter weather.
Keep a Weather Appropriate Essentials Box On Hand
Moving is a hard and physical task, particularly if you’re tackling all the heavy lifting yourself. So, it is vital that you have an essentials box on hand. This should be weather appropriate, with lots of light snacks, cold drinks, and refreshments. It is also a good idea to have extra hats, sunscreen and a basic first aid kit in the box.
Plan For Your Pets
The hotter weather doesn’t just affect humans, so you need to consider your furry friends. Moving is stressful at the best of times for our pets, but when it is hotter, they will need additional care and attention. Ensure that your pets always have access to fresh water and a shady spot during the move, and never allow them to stay in the car for any length of time. While you will need to transport them to your new home, remember that even with a cracked window, the temperature inside a car can be far higher than outside within just a few minutes. So, before you put your animals in the car, make sure the car is packed, you’re ready to go, and the air con is running.
Plan to Keep Your Kids Entertained
Kids can get grumpy during any move, but in hotter weather, they are even more prone to boredom and tantrums. To avoid meltdowns, plan out some ideas to keep your kids entertained. Whether you organise a babysitter for moving day or create a spot for them to play, keeping your kids occupied and entertained will reduce your stress levels. Just be sure that you designate a space for your kids that is away from the hustle of the move, so they are not a trip hazard.
Pack for the First Night at Your New Home
Once you’ve gone through the hectic activities of moving day, you’re not likely to want to hunt around for your creature comforts to enjoy your first night. If your new home has a garden, pack a paddling pool, so the family can splash around to cool down and chill out. Have a clearly labelled box with a change of clothing for everyone and all you’ll need for your first night so that you can freshen up with no stress.
If you’re planning a move and are in need of moving services, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. We offer moving services for office and home relocations, and our team is available to answer any of your queries or questions.