Moving in the Rain
We all hope that moving day will arrive with bright sunshine and fair conditions, but sometimes mother nature has other plans. Moving during wet, rainy conditions can add additional stress to an already nerve-wracking move. But if you make a few adjustments, things will go smoothly.
Below are five essential tips to help make a rainy move successful:
- Wrap it up: Get plastic covers, shrink wrap, and tarps to cover your items. Remember, moving blankets aren’t waterproof. If they get water-logged, they can become cumbersome and make your move more challenging.
- Shorten distances to the truck: It’s a great idea to stage items in areas that are a short distance from the moving truck. For example, placing belongings in your garage or front foyer will reduce the amount of distance the moving company will have to travel through your home. By doing this, you will reduce the amount of water that gets into your home.
- Create mats/runways from excess moving boxes: Layout a path of flattened cardboard boxes for the movers to travel back and forth on. Doing this will protect your floor from wetness, scratches, and other damage that can occur during a rainstorm.
- Leave out a few towels: Don’t pack all your towels, make sure to leave some handy for drying furniture, electronics or the occasional spill.
- Create cover: If you have pop-up tents or tarps, now is a great time to put them to use. If possible, use these items to create cover along the path the movers will take to the truck to reduce exposure to rain.
Finally, it’s essential to keep a positive outlook during your rainy day move. Remember, even if it’s raining, you’re still heading out on a new, exciting adventure — and a little rain (or a lot!) can’t stop you.
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