International Moving 101

International Moving 101
  No this is not a post about International moving essentials or International moving for dummies.
This is about hot temperatures.
Last week, we recorded temperatures here at UPakWeShip HQ Rotterdam, Netherlands of 101 so I thought it a good idea to post some handy tips about moving in the heat of the summer.
Here are the International Moving Doctors hot tips
1/ Drink plenty of water. Keeping your body hydrated is very important
2/ Start Early. Early morning temperatures can be at least 10 degrees cooler. The hottest times of day are between 11am and 3pm. Start early and take a siesta.
3/ Wear the right clothing. You need light colored loose fitting breathable fabrics like cotton. Shorts are good but wear protective shoe wear. Flip-flops are not good when you are a mover.
4/ Wear a light hat for sun protection and to help you keep cool.
5/ Make sure the power is turned on so you can crank the air conditioning in advance to keep the place as cool as possible
6/ If there are areas with no air conditioning, set up fans, for example in the garage.
7/ If you are in the sun, apply sunscreen.
8/ Be aware of heat and exhaustion symptoms that can include elevated body temperature, headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, fainting, muscle cramps, seizures, and general confusion. If you are feeling any of these symptoms, get yourself out of the heat and into the air conditioning as soon as possible. Lie down so you will not hurt yourself if you collapse and if possible, take a cold shower.

The coolest tip of them all……….
Always ask UPakWeShip for an International Moving Quote. Always choose a professional moving company like UPakWeShip. Don’t eat chocolate ice cream while carrying the white cloth dining room chairs!

Mark Nash
Mark Nash
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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