Moving is usually a meticulous process. With everything packed and prepared for the movers, it can be a concern for some when they see clouds rolling in and threats of rain. When the rain starts to fall, people are unsure how to approach the moving activities, and some will have no choice but to continue with the plan. Today, we at Sky Van Lines Moving would like to offer some advice on how to handle moving day when it rains.
Prepare for Rain on Moving Day
Have some cleaning supplies and towels standing by. Make sure your cleaning supplies and towels don’t go into the truck too soon. You’ll likely want to mop when the move is over and possibly during the day if there’s enough mud or tracked-in puddles to deal with, though most pros will put down floor protection. Have your mop and bucket ready to go and ready to throw last into the truck. Towels can dry off lightly damp items once they are in the truck, mop up any floor puddles, and/or wrap items to weather brief rain exposure. If possible, make sure the moving truck is parked as close as possible to where you load the truck, whether if it is the front door, garage door, or even backyard door. If you have one, covered porches are great for extending your rain-protected walk.
Protect Your Belongings & Things when it Rains on Moving Day
For your outside walking path, try to create as much cover as is possible. If you can and investigate the area for possible clever use of tarps, use covered porches. If you can, consider stringing a tarp from the top of the truck to the edge of your porch. You do not need to go overboard but try to minimize the rain-exposed space between your door and the truck. If the rain is heavy and seems to have no end in sight, you may want to wrap the furniture and boxes. You can wrap boxes in large trash bags, or even lay them over furniture. If you move quickly, even blankets and towels can protect your items from a few feet of light drizzle. Have someone inside with a stack of towels waiting to dry the items off once the items are back in the truck. Reduce the moisture inside the truck during the move with a quick towel-off can make a big difference for lightly damp and even plastic-protected items. Also, keep towels inside the house as well to towel off tarps, boxes, and plastic wrap.
Protect Floors on a Rainy Moving Day
Put down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entrance being used if there’s mud on the transport path. Be prepared to bang out the mats to use anew halfway through the move and encourage foot wiping for everyone. To prevent puddles, put down some old towels. To quickly clean up any messes that make it indoors, keep those towels and the mop-bucket handy. Puddles can be soaked up with towels and any mud can be put right back outside or mopped up. Throw them in the dryer or find places to hang them in rotation if your towels get too wet in the process.
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Though the Las Vegas Valley sees little rain, when you move from or to a place that has rainy days, it is good to be prepared. When it comes to long-distance moving services, call in the professionals of Sky Van Lines Moving and let us assist you!