Relocating can be a stressful process. Add a projected forecast of stormy weather to the mix, and your move might seem like an impossible feat. Fortunately, our movers in Gainesville with UF Mover Guys have some clever tips to help make your move a breeze, whether rain or shine. To avoid scrambling at the last minute, consider the following to ensure your belongings stay safe even during a sudden burst of precipitation.
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Prepare Your Home For Rain
Carving out some time in your moving schedule to prepare your new home for the movers to arrive can go a long way. This rings particularly true should unexpected rain occur during your move. A few simple steps can make all the difference between an unorganized, chaotic relocation and one that runs smoothly. We recommend laying down a welcome mat or a cheap rug to ensure movers and residents both have a place to wipe their feet after sloshing around in the rain. Put out some old towels you wouldn’t mind throwing out, just in case the rain is heavy or the moving boxes need to be dried off while unloading the truck. If you have extra moving boxes, lay them out on the floor near the entrance and throughout walkways to create a somewhat anti-slip surface — this is especially important for homes with wood or tile flooring.
Pack Your Belongings Properly
Many people pack up their belongings without considering the effect of heavy rainfall on their items during a move. Moving plans, including packing, should accommodate protective measures to ensure your belongings won’t become damaged should a downpour hit. One common solution is to wrap items without boxes in plastic wrap. Plastic repels water more effectively than cardboard or fabric, making it a must for electronics and other moisture-sensitive items. If they aren’t packed into boxes, items like artwork, furniture, and clothing should all be securely and properly protected with plastic wrap. Experienced movers with UF Mover Guys can help ensure your belongings are protected from the elements with our available full and partial packing services. Contact us today for more information and to schedule moving services.
Don’t Skimp On Rain Gear
Protecting your belongings when moving in the rain is just as important as protecting yourself. Moving in the rain makes everyone involved with the relocation more prone to possible injuries. The best way to prevent any accidents is to minimize risk ahead of time. Be sure to wear non-slip shoes and, to make a move less miserable, be sure to keep some rain essentials, such as rain slickers and boots, umbrellas, baseball caps or hats, and a change of clothes on hand, both for protection against the rain both during and after the moving process. Additionally, you might consider helping rainproof your items for loading and unloading by purchasing a packable canopy and installing it in the space between the front door and moving truck.
Set Up An Assembly Line
Efficiently loading up a moving truck in the rain requires a system. UF Mover Guys offers encompassing moving services that cover all aspects of your relocation, including loading and unloading, but if you plan to load the moving truck on your own, be sure to think ahead of time about how you’ll keep your move as rain-free as possible. We recommend designating 1-2 people to stay with the moving truck to load boxes in an organized manner. This is important for moves in any type of weather, but it holds even truer when it’s raining out. In the rain, the fewer people moving from point A to point B the better. In addition to the people stationed at the moving truck, also set up an assembly line for moving boxes from the house to the truck during loading and the truck to the house during unloading. Setting up stations and designating specific tasks will help ensure less water gets in the house and reduces the chance of injuries on slippery surfaces.