5 Tips for Moving During an Arizona Summer

Dated: June 1 2022

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Moving boxes and suitcases in trunk of car outside in Arizona

Moving can be a stressful experience, and with summer right around the corner, the heat is another added annoyance you must factor into your moving process. Summers in Arizona can get up to 120°F, and proper precautions must be taken to stay safe in the brutal heat.

Here are five tips for moving during an Arizona summer!

1) Stay Hydrated

Hot weather and strenuous activity like moving can make you sweat. Make sure you replenish what your body loses by drinking lots of fluids. Take time to drink enough water and stay hydrated. You’ll feel a lot better and avoid making the kinds of mistakes that dehydration causes. Ensure your drinking cups are accessible, or get disposable cups or water bottles if your kitchenware is packed away. Don’t forget to eat something, too!

2) Keep Your Belongings Cool

Clothes aren’t likely to get damaged if they sit in the sun for several hours. On the other hand, perishable food items, electronics, and some other possessions won’t fare very well if you leave them in a sweltering car for too long. Label the boxes that need to stay cool, and minimize their exposure to heat.

3) Protect Your Pets

Your pets don’t enjoy being overheated anymore than you do. Have a plan to keep them cool and out of harm’s way. It may be easiest to board your pets or have someone else watch them, so you don’t have to worry about them while you’re moving.

4) Understand the Signs of Overheating

It is important to know the signs of your body suffering from heat exhaustion. Some signs include:

·       Elevated body temperature

·       Headaches

·       Nausea

·       Dizziness

·       Confusion

·       Cramps

·       Weakness

If you start to notice any of these symptoms, drink some cold water and lie down. You may even want to take a cold shower or apply cold towels to your face and neck. Even if you do everything right, your body may get too hot from a long day of hauling boxes and furniture in the sun, so be extra cautious.

5) Start Moving Early in the Day

Arizona summers are hottest during the middle of the afternoon, so you can skip the most brutal weather by getting started as early as possible. Get most of the heavy lifting done early in the morning so you can spend the hot afternoon enjoying the air conditioning and getting things organized in your new space.

If you’re looking to make a big move this summer in the great state of Arizona, seeking a professional real estate agent is a must! I am Kelley Norton, a.k.a. the AZ Realty Lady, and assisting people in finding their forever home is my specialty. I have helped over a thousand buyers and sellers in Arizona get their dream homes, and I would be honored to do the same for you! 

Call me today at (602)330-5856 and make a move to Arizona this summer! 

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Kelley Norton

Hi There! I am Kelley Norton a.k.a. The Az Realty Lady. I am a valley native born and raised in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. I started my real estate career over 20 years ago after working as an EMT....

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