Buckets of rain, gusts of winds and a thick layer of snow are a person’s worst nightmare on moving day. Unfortunately, some things are out of your power, bad weather included. However, don’t let gloomy weather stop you from moving. When Mother Nature gives you rotten lemons, make lemonade. Here’s how :
Preparation makes perfect
Be prepared for whatever weather moving day might send your way. Regularly check the weather forecast so you have an idea of what to expect. This way, you can make arrangements for extreme heat, rain, or snow.
Protect your belongings
Water can very well destroy your belongings, especially electronics. Make sure you protect your items from rain or snow by packing them correctly. Here are several tips for keeping your items dry :
- Place small electronic devices and cables in waterproof bags.
- Ask professional movers to wrap your larger electric appliances.
- Use plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes.
- Shrink wrap clothes and other delicate items.
Lay towels on doorways and entryways
Wet weather means mud and dirt, and you definitely don’t want to spend your first night in your new home cleaning. Keep your carpets and floors clean by covering doorways and entryways with old towels. Additionally, have a designated area for the movers and yourself to wipe shoes clean. This way you and the movers can move around freely without worrying about getting mud everywhere.
Clear driveways of snow and ice
If you’re moving in the middle of winter ensure your driveway is clear of any snow and ice. Otherwise, the moving truck won’t be able to access your home. To avoid delays make sure you clean snow and ice before the movers arrive. Use salt or sand to melt the ice and have shovels nearby just in case.
Be wary of slippery surfaces
Floor surfaces made from marble, tiles and hardwood can be slippery when wet. Inform your movers of any hazardous surfaces and lay down towels or blankets for easier and safer mobility. This is to prevent you and the movers from falling and your belongings from breaking or getting damaged.
Use moving pads for large furniture
Moving larger household items such as sofas and mattresses in bad weather can prove to be a challenge. Ask professional movers to wrap your things with moving pads in advance to avoid getting them wet.
Enlist the help of professional movers
Professional movers have seen it all – rain, sun, snow, you name it. They have ample experience in packing and moving items in the most treacherous weather conditions. Consequently, they can give you great advice on how to handle your move and keep your belongings safe. Leave it to the movers to decide whether it’s worth moving in the bad weather or if you should wait out the storm.
Postpone your move
If the weather is too bad you might have no choice but to postpone the move for another day. For example, if the roads are impenetrable, then there is no way for the moving truck to reach your home. Speak to the moving company about an alternative moving date and stay safe.
Don’t let bad weather stop you from moving. Get in touch with Invoke Moving and get professional moving services, rain or shine. Contact us today for a free quote.