Moving in the Heat

Moving in the Heat

 

In addition to being hot, summer is the busiest time of year for moves, and many people forget to take the increased temperature into consideration. Whether you’re moving across town or from out-of-state, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your valuables do not fall prey to the Arizona summer.

Air Conditioned Trucks

If you move during the summer months, your possessions will be spending time in the back of a moving truck where triple-digit outside temperatures can soar to 119 degrees. If moving-out day doesn’t coincide with moving-in day, your truck will spend even more time in an outdoor storage facility. Be sure to ask your moving company if they offer indoor air-conditioned facilities for their trucks (and your belongings).

Sensitive Items

Any item susceptible to heat should not be placed anywhere that you would not be comfortable for an extended amount of time. This includes:

  • Certain food items
  • Cosmetics
  • Vinyl record albums
  • Cassette taps
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Crayons
  • Credit cards with magnetic strips
  • Instruments

Yes, even instruments can become heat damaged or warped from prolonged exposure to high temperature.

Flammable Objects

This should be a no-brainer, but many people don’t realize how many personal belongings are flammable. To name a few:

  • Pressured packages such as hair spray
  • Spray paints
  • Oils
  • Lubricants
  • Gasoline containers
  • Fireworks
  • Firearm ammunition

How We Help

At Dirck’s Moving and Logistics, we know the last thing you want is to have to load up your personal vehicle with more belongings than you’d like to transport, which is why you hired a moving company in the first place. Our expert staff is happy to guide you in any questions you have regarding your move. Contact us and we can facilitate every step of your move, from packing to transporting. Contact us today. We’re here to make moving easy.