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Our Creston Movers offer tips for moving in the rain.

3 Tips to Help You Move on a Rainy Day

It is good to properly plan and schedule when you would want Creston Movers to assist you with your move. But in the event that there is a sudden and unexpected downpour, it will make your move a lot more complicated. If you are able to catch up with the news and keep up to date with your area’s weather report, you’ll be able to prepare in case it rains on your big move.

But how can you make your move worry free during the rain? Here are a few tips:

Prioritize your own safety

During a rainy day, make sure you check how strong the rain is and how long it will last. If there is a storm, it may be best to reschedule with your Creston Movers so you can keep yourself safe. But if the weather will not be a hindrance for the move, you can push through with your big move. Just remember that you need to keep yourself warm and dry at all times. You can do this by doing the following:

  • Wear sturdy boots perfect for the rainy weather. You can also wear gardening gloves as your furniture and plastic boxes may be more slippery than usual.
  • Instead of using plastic drop sheets, you can use old sheets on hardwood floors. This will prevent accidentally slipping on a wet floor.
  • If you will be driving yourself to your new home, make sure to drive carefully.

Go with the right boxes

When cardboard boxes get wet, they lose their structure and become soggy. These boxes won’t be able to protect or hold their contents. Unless you would want your items to fall out, prepare for the rainy weather by using plastic moving boxes instead of the normal ones. Apart from remaining rigid in the rain, these boxes are also water resistant. With this, you are guaranteed that the contents of the box will remain dry during the move.

Protect your home

Another thing you have to remember is that you need to protect your home at all times. Since you wouldn’t want your home to have wet furniture or boxes, make sure that you protect the floors. As mentioned, you can use old towels or carpets to protect your hardwood floors. You can also move your things to one or two rooms that are near the entrance of your home. This way, you can limit the amount of leaves and water that get dragged along with the move.

Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to cancel your big move. There are some things you can do to go through with your move, especially if you have a busy schedule. By following the tips above, you’ll be able to move during the rain without any problems. Call us today so we can help you prepare for your move, no matter what the weather is like.