What isn’t so obvious is overheating is just as dangerous as dehydration. Drink cold water to lower your body temperature as well as hydrate and don’t stop there.
Go the extra mile and stock up on water supplies for any movers helping you and those coming along like children, furry little pets and even any green plants you have. Prepare plants for a move by watering them well in the morning while it’s still cool and pleasant.
Dress light weight and light colored
Wear light weight clothes that don’t restrict air flow and sweat from evaporating. Avoid synthetic fibers including silk that, while good at keeping water out, also keep moisture in meaning that wet and sticky uncomfortable feeling.
Stick to more natural fabrics that breathe such as cotton, linen and rayon which also do a better job sponging up perspiration.
And although dark colors may absorb the heat, light colors like white, beige and light pastel shades reflect it.
Wear a hat and block the sun
Use a hat with a wide brim to protect your face and head from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Go ahead and move in style with a floppy brimmed sun hat. Fellas, a colorful baseball cap is better than nothing.
For exposed skin, make sure to use a high factor sunscreen. The higher the SPF rating, the longer before your skin will burn. But it comes highly recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
Time of day
The sun will be at its hottest during 10 AM and 4 PM. On the other hand, the coldest part of the day is between 4 AM and 6 AM. Try to accomplish most of the move during the morning. It also happens to be when there is the least amount of traffic.
Protect your possessions
Your belongings can also be damaged by the heat, sweltering up in the back of a van. Avoid moving anything flammable like aerosol cans, cleaning products and paints during peak sun hours. And separate them from your irreplaceable valuables.
Electronics like TV and computer are also sensitive to the heat and should be transported in your personal air-conditioned vehicle.