You’ve spent weeks or maybe even months preparing for your moving day so that everything is as perfect as possible. Then, when it finally comes time to move, the weather does not want to co-operate. Especially with all the storms we got last month, a rainy moving day is definitely a possibility. Even though you may not be able to control the weather, you can control how prepared you are for when rainy weather happens during your move. If your moving day involves rain, we’ve got you covered! With our years of experience, we have seen plenty of rainy moving days and know how to handle the weather to still make your move is successful and stress-free as possible. Here are our team’s tips for making the most of your moving day even if the sun is not shining for you.
1) Plan Ahead
If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, then you know how much we like to remind you to plan ahead for your moving day. You may be sick of us saying it, but it truly is the most important step to a successful move! The more you plan now, the less you will have to get ready right before your moving day. When it comes to rainy weather, this tip is especially important. Whether rain is forecasted or not, it’s never a bad idea to have a tentative plan in place to keep you and your things dry on moving day.
We recommend keeping your floors as clean as possible to prevent a mess that could lead to slips and trips. Lay down some floor mats for foot wiping so no water or mud gets tracked inside and lay down protective floor coverings. It’s also a good idea to keep some of your rain gear unpacked in case you need it throughout your move. Try to make sure everyone in your family has good shoes with traction, gloves to prevent dropping any of your belongings, a raincoat, and some umbrellas to stay dry. We always recommend our customers bring an extra pair of clothes in their essentials box so that they have a dry, clean outfit to change into once they are all moved into their new space.
2) Set Aside Supplies
Having cleaning supplies on hand is great for any move, but especially in poor weather conditions. You’ll want cleaning supplies (especially towels) at the ready to keep everything nice and dry to avoid damage and falls. Even though our professional moving company will always lay down floor protection before loading or unloading our truck, you may still want to keep some towels and a mop handy. If any mud or puddles start to form, we want to be able to clean it as quickly as possible to avoid any injuries. Towels are also great for making sure all of your items stay completely dry throughout the day. If you are not using our professional packing services, then we recommend you dry off any damp items before handing them to our team to load into our truck. Towels are also great for weatherproofing some of your belongings so keep a few handy during the day.
3) Pack Extra Smart
Properly packing your items is key to preventing any water damage from happening during your rainy move. If you’re using cardboard, make sure it is wrapped tightly with tape to keep your items safe against any rain drizzle. If you want to play it safer, consider purchasing plastic containers, tarps, or large garbage bags to waterproof your more valuable or delicate items. Still not sure about keeping all of your items dry by yourself? We’re here to help! Our packing and unpacking services let you leave the work to our experts so that you can sit back and trust that everything is being protected properly. Our packing specialists will come to your residence and professionally wrap and pack your belongings in preparation for your move. We have protective coverings like shrink wrap, moving blankets, and sheets to cover all of your belongings and keep them dry throughout your entire move.
4) Take Precaution
While we will always do our best to keep everyone safe during your move, we can’t control the outdoor conditions so make sure you take your time moving around your home on moving day. The last thing you want is to have you or a family member fall and hurt themselves during your move. We ask that you leave enough space for our moving truck so that we can back up as close to your doorway or garage as possible. This not only reduces the distance we need to carry your items in the rain, but it also keeps the majority of our pathway dry to prevent mud or water from entering your home. The dryer the pathway, the less likely we are to see any slips or trips on your moving day. Plus, while we never ask any of our clients to lift a thing, we know some of you will want to participate so please take your time and be careful in the rain!
We hope this blog helps you start thinking about how prepared you are for a rainy moving day. Remember that, even though you can’t control the weather, you can control how prepared you are when poor weather strikes. Choose Deluxe Moving & Storage for your next move and leave all the hard work and weatherproofing to us. For a damage-free and stress-free move, contact our team today!
Want more moving tips and advice? Never hesitate to contact our team with any questions you might have about the moving process. Whether you’re moving across the street or to a brand new city, choosing Deluxe Moving & Storage for your next move is the best thing you can do to ensure a safe and healthy moving experience for you and your loved ones. Learn more about our moving services and packing services and don’t forget to fill out our FREE, no-obligation quote form. We can help make your move easier and safer. Leave the work to us!