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July 17, 2019

What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Wichita Falls

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've organized your move to Wichita Falls thoroughly. Everything's packed up, the professional movers will be here in the near future, and the weather has been clear and sunny for many days. Yet on the day of your move, you awaken to the soft pitter-patter of rain soaking into your grass and shimmering on the street. Bad weather stands out as the very final thing you desire when you are getting ready for a big moving day. Who would like wet belongings, slick sidewalks, and extra mud to handle? But do not panic! As a moving company which has been around for more than 4 decades, we have seen lots of moving days, rain or shine, and we promise you might make it through with marginal wetness and mud in the process.

Here is how to address a stormy moving day in Wichita Falls like a master...

When You See the Rain:

Reserve Cleaning Materials & Bath towels

The first thing you should do is be sure that your cleaning materials along with bath towels don't go into the truck too soon. Despite the fact that your professional movers will probably lay out floor protection, you'll likely choose to clean once the move is over and perhaps through the day should there be ample mud or even tracked-in puddles to handle. Therefore, have your mop and pail ready to go and ready to toss last inside the truck.

Bath towels are just as helpful for other reasons. Towels are able to dry off lightly damp things once they get into the truck, cover items to weather brief bad weather exposure, and also clean up floor puddles once they come about. Consequently, keep a handful of towels on hand and don't be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Contemplate placing down towels proactively over high-traffic pathways.

Back the Truck Right Up to Your Door

Next, try everything you're able to to minimize the span of time your stuff is moved beneath the open stormy sky. Covered porches are ideal for increasing your rain-protected walk if you have one. Either way, you will want to back the moving van up as near to your doorstep as you possibly can, considering the ramp size if needed. This tends to decrease the number of raindrops that will drop on your things as well as moving team throughout the day.

Everyone Put on Non-Slip Footwear

Finally, request your entire family and move-assisting pals to put on legitimate shoes. Athletic shoes with rubber soles would be best, and slippery sandals are the worst. Truly, not anyone should be sporting sandals when moving anyway but additionally look out for slick urban sneaks such as Converse that may turn out to be alarmingly slick in the wet weather. You may also choose to offer large plastic ponchos for the outside crew.

To Shield Your Stuff:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Try to set up as much cover for your outdoors walking route as is feasible. Utilize covered porches whenever you can and investigate the spot for possible imaginative utilization of tarps. You could be able to string a tarp from the top of the moving truck on the edge of your porch, but then again maybe not. You should not go crazy however try to reduce the rain-exposed room from the home and the moving truck.

Cover Pieces of furniture & Cartons for Rainfall Exposure

Following, take into consideration exactly how you'll transfer pieces of furniture as well as boxes out of the doorway to the moving van without getting them wet. Tarps are great for this, as well, but you can also get innovative and use items you currently have. Good sized trash bags, as an example, will be able to cover cardboard boxes or be set over furniture along the way but have a greater danger of catching air and flying away than a heavy tarp.

Even blankets as well as towels can protect your things from a couple of feet of light drizzle if you move swiftly.

Plastic Crates to and From the Moving van

Think about obtaining a couple of large plastic crates from your nearby home improvement center. These are quite effective for transporting smaller things or packing containers and can be utilized over and over. Make use of a sealed plastic crate like a rain shield, placing things inside, then emptying the bin inside the truck and returning for another secured load. This technique might take a bit more time but will keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off in the Truck

And once belongings do make it into the truck, have somebody inside with a pile of towels ready to dry them off. A quick towel-off can create a big difference for lightly soggy and even plastic-protected belongings and may additionally decrease the dampness within the moving truck during the move.

Keep towels inside the home also in order to towel off tarps, packing containers, and plastic wrap which has executed its role but got soaked at the same time.

To Guard Your Flooring surfaces:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there is mud on the transport pathway, set down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entry being utilized. Urge foot wiping for everybody and be prepared to shake out the rugs to utilize over midway through the move. Lay out towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Doorway

One fantastic approach to keep your flooring surfaces clean during a rainy or muddy move may be to operate in a bucket-brigade fashion. Have one crew of individuals inside with clean shoes picking up cartons and home furnishings to get them to the front door, and the other team with dirty footwear who take belongings from there to the moving van. Make use of your tiled front entrance or perhaps covered porch as the hand-off area.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Quickly

Finally, keep the towels and also mop-bucket handy to be able to quickly tidy up all messes which make it indoors. Mud can be put right back outside or mopped up and poured down the drain and puddles may be soaked up with bath towels. Should your bath towels end up being extremely wet as you go along, toss them in the dryer (if not currently loaded on the moving van) or find locations to hang them in rotation.

In the event that all of this planning feels a little mind-boggling, remember, if hiring professional movers in Wichita Falls, they are going to take the worry out of a wet moving day by determining the specifics of everything for you in an effort to minimize the exposure to your items.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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