Survive the Hazards of Moving During the Heatwave

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: August 17th, 2018

Currently, Europe is experiencing one of the worst heat-waves in history. The United Kingdom too has been in the grip of the scorching summer. The draught and increased temperatures come with many health-risks that you need to address if you want to fare well this summer. Things become even more complicated if you find yourself in a position to move homes in some of the hottest days even your grandmother remembers. So, the key is to be prepared to meet the challenges that await you. Here are several very important and valuable tips that will help you make your heatwave relocation more bearable, most importantly, more health-friendly and risk-free.

Plan your relocation to the last detail

Planning is the key to every successful removal, but now that there are special circumstances involved, you need to pay extra attention to detail. There are several points to consider:

  • Find the right moving contractor. A dependable team of domestic movers in London that offers highly rated domestic removal services and approaches its clients’ needs with the due diligence is a must. Book as early as possible so that you do not miss out.
  • Start your moving day as early in the morning as possible so that you avoid the worst of the heat. By doing so you will be finished by the time the thermometer shows a new temperature record.
  • Make sure that the AC and other utilities such as water, electricity etc. at your new place are connected and ready to function properly when you arrive at your new address.

Watch out what you are eating and drinking

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things for a healthy organism. Its importance becomes even more urgent when the whole country is going through a heat-wave. Avoid soda and other drinks rich in sugar. Drinking small amounts of water on a regular basis is the best strategy. A cup of hot tea is also going to help you stay cool during the day, no matter how illogical it may sound to some at first. As far as food goes, starvation is not productive, even if you do not have appetite due to the heat. Fruit and vegetables, which are rich in water, will help you a lot. Remember to avoid heavy, greasy food because it will put your organism through much unnecessary strain.

Dress properly

Wear a hat while working outside to protect your head from the heat. Light, albeit durable clothes, are the best strategy. Forget about working with your shirt off, even if this makes you feel cool because you are risking getting sunburnt and other unpleasant effects and related health risks.

The most important thing when it comes to moving homes during the heat wave, however, remains to take things slowly. Do not overstrain yourself unnecessary and the minute you start feeling tired, make sure to take a rest. With the proper preparations and planning, there is no reason why you should not complete the project as you want to, and not go through the most unpleasant aspects of it.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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