Tips for Moving in the Rain
Imagine your furniture unwrapping from its packaging and slipping out of hand during loading and unloading. You don’t want that kind of catastrophe. Here are some helpful tips to help you stay dry when moving in bad weather.
The following is a good tip for moving in the rain and all your moves. Ensure that you are all packed up and ready to go beforehand. This way, when movers start to load the truck, you don’t have to worry about anything else. You will be less stressed knowing that you are well prepared and everything is going smoothly.
How to prepare?
Your choice of boxes plays an important role. Packing boxes is fine, but you need rain/humidity/waterproof boxes. There are companies out there offering such packages for your convenience.
Label your boxes to avoid confusion during loading and unloading. Avoiding heavy loads on fragile items like mirrors, crystals, or porcelain is essential.
You will need to ensure that you already have areas ready to accommodate your boxes in your new home where You can quickly set down your items while it may rain cats and dogs.
One great piece of advice here is for you to use doormats. Put one by the door of your home to keep your floor dry and mud-free, and put one near the truck to keep the ramp from becoming muddy and slippery.
It would help to place some towels near the doors to dry any items that got wet.
Wear the appropriate gears
These tips will hopefully help you move your stuff dry and safe.
It is not at the last moment that you will start looking for a rain jacket that you would have already packed in a box. Despite this being pretty obvious, you should be dressed accordingly. This will avoid you having to unpack the box to get your jacket. And worse, what if, after unpacking the box, you cannot find the sealing tapes to seal that same box or even a new box. You get the picture.
What will you need more?
A broad hat to keep the rain out of your eyes and shoes with a good tread that would prevent you from slipping.
Keep some fresh and clean clothes ready if need be.
How to protect your stuff
Buy tarp covers. They are cheap and practical to cover your items as they are water-resistant, lightweight, mildew-proof, crack-resistant, and resist acids, alkalies, and salt.
For electronics, you can wrap them with mover’s wrap, then place them in boxes without forgetting to put a bold tag on the box – “FRAGILE”.
To keep your mattress dry, use a bag with a zipper line.
And finally, don’t allow your things to stay outside on the ground where moisture will be able to seep in despite having wrapped your items to perfection.
Suppose you have rented a moving truck; you want to be extra careful while driving it. Take things slowly. Brake early, don’t drive in flooded areas, and watch out for slippery grounds. Look for a different route, and if you are caught up in harsh lighting and wind, you may have to park safely and wait until the weather calms down.
You cannot control the weather, but you don’t have a choice when you badly need to move because you have agreements with so many stakeholders, such as people coming to occupy your earlier home on that same day, you have to return the truck, and they do not have another date to propose you.
Hope this post helps you out. Remember to share your comments below.