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As two-thirds of North Carolina’s best-known geographic region, The Triangle, Raleigh and Durham have always been closely bound. Thirty minutes apart, these two cities are modestly populated but rapidly growing and showcase a wide variety of entertainment for a range of cultural tastes. More people are circling The Triangle as an ideal place to live, which means an increase in relocations to and within the Raleigh-Durham area.

Unfortunately, the summer months are not always kind to movers, with average daily highs between the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. Managing the heat should always be a priority when planning a summer move, especially if you’re organizing an interstate or long-distance move to the Raleigh-Durham area. One of the simplest ways to do this is to regulate what you eat and drink before and during your move.

If you are what you eat and drink, then use these tips to ensure you’re at full strength on moving day:

Don’t wait to feel thirsty Water helps carry heat away from your vital organs, so your body will need plenty of it, especially if you’ll be outdoors for a majority of your move. Aim to drink between 2-4 glasses of water every hour while moving since feeling thirsty is not always the most accurate indicator of dehydration.

Smart, creative hydration Of course it’s best to avoid caffeine and alcohol on moving day, but other beverages like sports drinks and fitness waters may get more credit than they deserve. While sports drinks can replace minerals and electrolytes lost through sweat, they also have high sugar content. Fitness waters, on the other hand, are only meant to supplement healthy diets. If you’re looking for a little more flavor, try immersing fresh fruits and vegetables –  like lemons and cucumbers – in tap water to avoid unneeded sugars.

Eat light Loading up on food before your move can put undue strain on your body since heavier meals require more metabolic production to break down, which, in turn, will cause your body to lose more water. Instead, try light, low-calorie snacks, like orange slices and unsalted nuts.

Call in the professionals If you’re properly hydrated and nourished but still overwhelmed by organizing your Raleigh-Durham move, our professionally certified experts at Daniel’s Moving & Storage can step in to lend a hand, plus a truck or two. Our moving team has completed hundreds of residential, commercial, and specialty moves across the Raleigh-Durham area in all types of weather.

Summer is meant for relaxation, and nothing will ease your mind more than letting our experienced Raleigh and Durham movers safely transport your possessions. If you’re looking for some extra help, give our friendly representatives at Daniel’s Moving & Storage a call today, or fill out our online form to receive a free quote!