Summer. It is a season for sunshine, BBQs, trips to the beach, and shorts. It is also the most popular seasons for moving. Keep cool during your next summer move with these useful pointers:

Drink water

When your body loses more water than it is receiving, dehydration occurs. Dehydration can not only happen while being in the sweltering heat (sweating=losing water) but also while moving. The combination of sweating, lifting, and packing heavy items can really put you at risk. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of ice cold water and/or athletic beverages that contain hydrating electrolytes. If you are not the one packing and moving your items, be sure to supply your movers with waters and snacks to keep them hydrated and energized.

Dress right

Flip flops, bathing suits, sunhats, and accessories (sunglasses, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc) are probably not the best items to wear during your next move. These can cause injuries while moving or just be uncomfortable after a couple of hours of working. Play it safe by wearing a simple light-colored cotton tee-shirt or tank top, a pair of comfortable jeans or shorts, and comfortable sneakers with socks.

Keep perishables cool

Cleaning out the fridge before the day of your move is smart, but what are you going to do with those items during your move? You can either bring the cold items separately over to your new home and put them into the fridge/freezer immediately or pack them in a cooler filled with ice. Either way, just be sure to not refreeze frozen items that have defrosted since these items may cause illnesses if consumed.

Keep fans and A/C units out and running

Don't pack the cooling air conditioners and fans until you are absolutely ready to leave your home. Try to keep them running in your home throughout the day so you can have a cool place to relax after putting each box into the moving company's truck. These items should also be the first things installed and turned on in your new home so you can cool your new place down before moving your boxes in.

Be careful

Accidents can happen if you are careless and rush through your move.Lugging a couple of boxes at a time to make less trips may sound good in theory but can result in a major injury. Lift only what you are confident in handling, walk slowly, and don't be afraid to take a break. Remember that moving takes awhile to get done, so be patient and work at a manageable pace.