It’s no secret that living in Hawaii means living in paradise—that is, until you need to plan a move in the middle of the hottest season of the year.

The soaring temperatures, humidity, and unpredictable storms common during a Hawaiian summer can leave you scrambling to figure out how to stay cool and comfortable in the process.

The best way to keep cool during moving is by planning ahead for anything that Mother Nature sends your way. When you suspect that the temperatures are going to skyrocket when your big day comes around, here are five simple steps you can take to beat the heat and enjoy the experience: 

1. Take Your Time

We know—you’re in a hurry to get the move over and get settled into your new home. However, quicker isn’t better when it comes to moving in the heat! Start as early in the day as possible to avoid the hot afternoon hours, and make sure that you’re taking plenty of breaks to prevent symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

2. Stock-Up on Supplies

There are a few simple items that you can have on hand during a move that can make a big difference in the comfort of yourself and your moving team! Make sure you have plenty of water, sunglasses, personal fans, and sunscreen to fight back against the heat of summer. 

3. Be Strategic with Utilities

Air conditioning is a saving grace when the weather outside is sweltering, so make sure that you have AC where and when you need it when moving to a new home! Keep your AC on at your current house until the day after you move, if possible, and schedule your AC to be turned on at your new home before you plan on arriving. 

4. Drink More Water

It might sound obvious, but it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated when dealing with the chaos of moving day. You’ll want to drink at least a couple glasses of water every hour to stay on-top of the fluids you’ll be using through sweating—just avoid caffeine, alcohol, and high-sodium foods that can accelerate the dehydration process.

5. Practice Self-Care

There’s nothing cliché about taking care of yourself first during the moving process! After all, it’s a stressful time in anyone’s life. When moving in the summer, dress in cool, light-colored layers to avoid overheating as the temperature changes throughout the day, and throw a cold towel over your shoulders to keep your body temperature down while working out in the heat.

Trust Household Moving Professionals with Your Upcoming Move

While all of these tips will help you keep cool when you have to make a move in the middle of a summertime heatwave, the best way to stay comfortable is to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals.

Hiring expert household movers does more than just save your back and keep you from dealing with heat exhaustion—it ensures that your belongings are properly packed, loaded, and stored so that they make it to your home safely, no matter what the weather does outside.

When you’re looking for a moving company with experience dealing with the tropical heat, turn to Coleman Hawaii Movers. As an Allied Van Lines agent and a company known for both local and long-distance moving, we have what it takes to deliver a stress-free moving experience—even in the middle of a Hawaiian summer! 

To learn more about keeping your cool during a move, reach out today to speak with one of our friendly moving specialists. Just call or fill out our online form now to get started with a free, in-home consultation.