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

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've structured your move to Wichita Falls thoroughly. Everything is packed up, the professional movers are going to be there in the near future, and the weather has been clear and full of sunshine for days. But on the day of your move, you get up to the soft pitter-patter of rainfall soaking into your lawn as well as shining on the asphalt. Bad weather is the very final thing you need when you find yourself getting ready for an important moving day. Who would like drenched stuff, slick sidewalks, and additional mud to manage? But don't stress! As a moving company who's existed for over 40 years, we have seen plenty of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee it is possible to it through with minimal moisture and mud in the process.

Here's how to handle a wet moving day in Wichita Falls like a guru...

When You See the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Supplies & Bathroom towels

The initial thing you'll want to do is make sure your cleaning products as well as towels won't go into the moving truck prematurely. Even though your professional movers may lay out floor protection, you will likely choose to clean once the move has concluded and possibly during the day should there be ample mud or perhaps tracked-in messes to deal with. Thus, have your mop and bucket all set to go and in a position to toss last in the moving truck.

Bath towels are generally similarly useful for other purposes. Towels will be able to dry off lightly wet items when they enter into the moving van, wrap things to survive short bad weather exposure, and also clean up floor puddles once they take place. Consequently, keep a couple of bath towels on hand and don't be shy about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Contemplate placing down towels preemptively throughout high-traffic pathways.

Park the Moving van Right Up to The Door

Next, you must do everything you can to minimize the span of time your stuff will be moved underneath the open stormy sky. Covered porches are good for extending your rain-protected walk if you have one. Either way, you need to back the moving van up as near your house as possible, taking into consideration the ramp span if needed. This may minimize the volume of raindrops that will fall on your things and moving crew during the day.

Everyone Put on Non-Slip Shoes

Finally, request your entire family as well as move-assisting friends to put on actual shoes. Sneakers having rubber soles are advised, and slick sandals tend to be the worst. Really, no one ought to be wearing sandals while moving in any case but in addition look out for slick urban sneaks including Converse that may end up being treacherously slippery in the rain. You may also choose to hand out big plastic ponchos for the outdoor folks.

To Shield Your Items:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Attempt to set up as much cover for your exterior walking route as is possible. Use covered porches whenever you can and look into the area for possible clever use of tarps. You could be in a position to string a tarp from the top of the moving truck towards the edge of your porch, however perhaps not. You should not go over the top yet make an effort to minimize the rain-exposed space from your doorway and the truck.

Cover Pieces of furniture & Boxes for Rain Exposure

Then, contemplate the way in which you will transfer household furniture as well as boxes from the doorway into the moving van without getting them drenched. Tarps are ideal for this, as well, however you can also get inventive and use belongings you have already got. Big trash bags, for instance, can certainly wrap boxes or be placed over household furniture as you go along although have a higher chance of catching air and flying away compared to a heavy tarp.

Even blankets along with towels can protect your items from a couple of feet of gentle drizzle when you move swiftly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Truck

Consider obtaining a few large plastic totes from your neighborhood home improvement store. They're quite effective for transporting smaller things or packing containers and may be utilized repeatedly. Start using a sealed plastic crate like a rain shield, placing belongings inside, and then emptying the bin inside the truck and returning for another secured load. This approach might take a bit more time but will keep your items dry.

Towel Everything Off in the Moving truck

And when items do make it into the truck, have somebody inside with a stack of bath towels waiting to dry them off. A quick towel-off can produce a big difference for lightly wet and even plastic-protected things and can likewise decrease the wetness within the moving truck during the move.

Keep bath towels inside your home also to be able to towel off tarps, containers, and plastic wrap that has performed its task however got soaked in the process.

To Cover Your Flooring surfaces:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

Should there be mud on the transport pathway, put down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any door being utilized. Recommend foot wiping for all and be ready to shake out the mats to use once again halfway through the move. Put down towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Entry

One fantastic way to help keep your flooring surfaces clean during a wet or muddy move is always to operate in a bucket-brigade fashion. Have one team of folks inside with clean shoes picking up boxes and furniture to bring them to the front entrance door, and another group with dirty footwear who take belongings from there to the moving van. Utilize your tiled entryway or perhaps covered porch as the hand-off area.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Quickly

Lastly, keep the towels in addition to mop-bucket on hand to be able to promptly clean up any messes that make it inside. Mud may be put back outdoors or mopped up and poured down a drain and puddles might be soaked up with bathroom towels. If the towels end up being too wet in the process, throw all of them in the dryer (if it isn't currently loaded on the moving van) or identify places to hang them in rotation.

If all of this preparing sounds a little daunting, keep in mind, if hiring professional movers in Wichita Falls, they will take the stress out of a stormy moving day by working out the details of everything for you in an effort to reduce the exposure to your items.

 

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