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Common Colorado Moving Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

June 5, 2018

Summer is one of the most popular times to move and with good reason. The pleasant weather makes packing and unpacking far easier than wet spring and winter conditions. However, the heat of the summer places a few unique challenges on residents looking to settle into a new home and your local movers in Denver want to help. Here are a few of the most common summer moving mistakes people make and what you need to do to avoid making them yourself.

Getting Dehydrated

Even when you’re packing up in an air conditioned home, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Colorado’s dry climate and high altitude means the human body needs more water more frequently. Keep a water bottle handy anytime you’re working on getting ready for the move and make sure to drink it. Ideally, you’ll consume at least a half-gallon of water each day. Keep in mind that during times of physical activity, you’ll want to drink more than that.

Starting Late In The Day

Summer may mean more daylight, but it also means more heat. If you wait until the late afternoon to start moving boxes around the house, you’ll be doing so during the hottest part of the day. Not only does this increase your risk of dehydration, but it also takes a toll on your endurance. You’ll need to take more frequent breaks to compensate for the heat and keep your body temperature where it’s supposed to be. Instead of waiting until the sun is high in the sky, start moving and cleaning earlier in the day.

Packing the Booze

Nothing says summer like a barbecue in the backyard, and nothing completes a barbecue like a delicious cocktail or ice cold beer. While it may be tempting to pack up your bar and let the movers carry the heavy bottles for you, don’t. Most moving companies cannot transport alcohol, even if you’re only moving down the street. Make arrangements to transport your alcoholic beverages yourself or throw a final pre-moving day party to use up your collection.

Leaving Your Pup In The Car

During the summer, the interior of your car can go from a cool and comfortable 60 degrees to well over 100 in a matter of minutes. This makes it incredibly dangerous for your pets. Make arrangements for your animals to stay at a boarding facility for a few days while you move to keep them safe. If you need to keep them with you, make sure they’re in a shaded area with access to plenty of water and air circulation. Never leave your pets in a car unattended, even with the windows cracked.  

At Eden’s Moving Services, our experienced team wants to help take the stress out of your long-distance move. We understand that your belongings are more than boxes filled with stuff—they’re what makes your house a home. Every box will be packed and handled with care, whether you’re moving across the street or to a completely new state. We’ll handle the packing, driving, and unloading so you can enjoy the experience of moving to a new home. Contact us today for a free estimate.