New Yorkers are tough, no one can dispute that. This toughness is particularly evidenced by their ability to survive the blistering New York summers. What’s more, not only do locals survive the hot, humid season, some even take on the prospect of moving in NYC during the summer months.
If you find yourself in the position of having to move during one of the hottest months of the year, follow this list of steps to ensure you stay safe throughout the move.
1. Hire Movers to Do The Really Hard Work
Professional NYC movers know how to manage the heat in a healthy way while the work. You, on the other hand, may not have that same level of expertise. Any amount of help you can get to minimize exertion will help keep your body happy and healthy.
It’s particularly important to hire movers if you have a fair amount of large furniture. Moving big pieces like these would be taxing for you on any day, but in a New York summer when your body is already working overtime just to stay at a safe temperature, attempting to move these items could spell serious consequences.
It is tough to know your limits when you’re focused on a goal. Instead of risking heat exhaustion, severe dehydration, or any of the other accompaniments of overexertion in extreme heat, let a team of professionals do the heavy lifting for you.
2. Climate Control Your New Apartment Before You Arrive
Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you have to sit there sweating while you unpack. Turn on the air conditioning, fans, or whatever devices you have to cool down your new apartment before you arrive, so you can walk into a comfortable oasis rather than a continuation of the outdoors’ oppressive heat.
This will help you bounce back from the inevitable discomfort of the move itself so you can begin enjoying your new space almost instantly. It will also help you stay positive so you feel motivated to begin unpacking right away rather than lie around and lament the heat.
3. Stay Hydrated While You Move
In order to stay safe in the heat, particularly when you’re partaking in physical activity, it’s important that you replenish your body with all of the fluids you’re losing through sweat. It may sound like an unnecessary distraction when you’re trying to complete a move, but you’ll be pleased you kept hydration in mind when you don’t feel ill later in the day.
Make sure to keep a water bottle nearby as you haul boxes. Even if you’re distracted and don’t actively feel thirsty, make yourself take a drink every few minutes so you aren’t risking dehydration later on.
Don’t try to take on a summer move in NYC on your own—let us help you stay safe! Contact us today for a free estimate for your upcoming move.