5 Warm Weather Moving Tips
1. Reserve a professional moving company well in advance
2. Stay safe in the heat
3. Take special care of seniors, children and pets
4. Take care of your movers on a hot day
5. Protect heat sensitive items
You may have to do a little research to figure out which items are sensitive to the heat. Certain items – such as wax candles, aerosols, and electronics, for example, should not be boxed up in the sweltering heat and transported in the back of a moving truck. Chocolate and hard candies have a way of becoming hidden in kids’ clothes and belongings. Shrink-wrapped clothing can also lead to disaster, as can vinyl records and CDs. Some equipment should never be stored in extreme heat or sun so evaluate the type of equipment you have and refer to user manuals for transportation tips. Mark items that are unsafe for heat to prevent loss and damage.