Moving any time of year is hard work, but a residential move in the summer adds another level of challenges. In the summer, the heat and humidity can really take it out of you. That’s why it’s so important to stay hydrated throughout the process. Take a look at a complete guide from the pros on how to prevent dehydration during your summer move.
Why Do You Get Dehydrated?
When it’s hot, you sweat. When it’s hot, and you’re working hard to pack and prep for a move, you sweat even more. And on moving day, it only gets worse, and it’s easy to forget to drink fluids. You can end up losing more water than you take in. Keep an eye out for these signs of dehydration:
- Excessive fatigue
- Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- Muscle cramps
- Dryness in your mouth and throat
- Urine that is dark yellow
How to Stay Hydrated
Planning ahead is critical to stay hydrated during a move. Make sure you have plenty of water, juice, sports drinks, and other beverages before, during, and after your move. Pack a cooler so you have something cold available to drink all day. Make sure you stop to take drinks often. Set a timer if that’s helpful to keep you from getting distracted. Be sure to take breaks when you get tired and find a cool spot to rest when you need to. And don’t forget to eat! It will help you stay energized and will encourage you to keep up with the fluids.
If you’re planning a move this summer, make sure you take care of yourself in the process by staying hydrated. And let the professionals at