Even on a beautiful sunny day, moving can be hectic, but add rain and snow to the mix? Well, this could be a recipe for disaster if you’re not well-prepared.
Here are some things you can do to make your move more pleasant despite the terrible weather.
Are you planning on using a blanket to protect your boxes? Think again. Blankets are not water-resistant, and you could end up dealing with soaking blankets as well as cardboard boxes that are about to fall apart. Instead, invest in plastic wrap to keep your boxes and items dry. Don’t forget about the bottom of the boxes either. The last thing you want is all your belongings falling out as you pick up the box!
If you don’t have any plastic wrap with you on the day of the move, you can also try using garbage bags to protect your boxes.
Move All Items Close To The Door
You want to make sure that all your boxes and items are as close to the door as possible so that people don’t track slush, mud and water throughout the property. Ideally, you should line the items in order of loading sequence, where the first item to go into the truck is closest to the door.
You can also consider moving all your belongings into the garage, if possible. It’ll keep people from dirtying the floors and provide a larger entrance so that people can move in and out quickly without bumping into each other.
Use Cheap Runners
If you cannot avoid going into the house to pick up the boxes, you should consider laying down some rugs or runners. These will protect the carpet or flooring in the property and make sure it stays clean. They also tend to be safer than plastic tarps, which can become a slipping hazard when it’s wet.
Get Your Home Ready
You’ll have some prep work to do if it’s snowing on moving day. Before the movers show up, make sure to clear a wide path from your home to where the truck will be parked and salt any slippery surfaces. You don’t want anyone to slip and hurt themselves while carrying something heavy or fragile! If it’s raining or snowing heavily, you can also put a tarp over the path to keep all your items dry.
Turn Off The Heat
Your furnace will have to work extra hard to regulate the temperature with people coming in and out of the house all day, so save yourself some money and turn off the heating.
Winter weather can be unpredictable, so be flexible and err on the side of caution. Make sure to listen to your movers’ concerns. It’s better to delay the move than risk an accident.
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