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 sunny for days. However 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 stands out as the very final thing you need when you are getting ready for an important moving day. Who wants drenched items, slick sidewalks, and additional mud to manage? But don't freak out! As a moving company who has existed for more than 40 years, we have seen plenty of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee you can make it through with minimal moisture and mud in the deal.

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

If You See the Rain:

Put Aside Cleaning Supplies & Bathroom towels

The initial thing you will want to do is make sure your cleaning products and towels won't go into the truck prematurely. Despite the fact that your professional movers may lay out floor protection, you will likely choose to clean when the move has concluded and perhaps throughout the day if there's 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 place last into the truck.

Bath towels are generally equally helpful for different reasons. Towels may 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. So, keep a couple of bath towels on hand and don't be shy about quick-wash or quick-drying them through the day. Contemplate placing down towels preemptively throughout high-traffic walkways.

Park the Moving van Right Up to The Door

Then, you must do everything you're able to to minimize the span of time your stuff will be moved under the open stormy sky. Covered porches are good for extending your rain-protected walk for those who 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 necessary. This may minimize the volume of raindrops that will fall on your things as well as moving crew through the day.

Everyone Wear Non-Slip Shoes

Finally, request your entire family and move-assisting friends to put on actual footwear. Sneakers having rubber soles are advised, and slick sandals tend to be the worst. Truly, no one should be wearing sandals while moving in any case but in addition watch out for slick urban sneaks including Converse that may end up being treacherously slippery in the rain. You may even choose to offer big plastic ponchos for the exterior folks.

To Shield Your Items:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Try to set up the maximum amount of cover for your exterior walking path as is feasible. Use covered porches whenever you can and investigate the position for possible imaginative utilization 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 room from your door and the moving truck.

Cover Home furniture & Boxes for Precipitation Exposure

Next, consider the way in which you will transfer household furniture as well as boxes from your door into the moving van without getting them drenched. Tarps are ideal for this, too, but you can also get inventive and use things you have already got. Big trash bags, for example, can certainly wrap cartons or be placed over furniture as you go along although have a greater chance of catching air and flying away compared to a heavy tarp.

Even blankets and towels can safeguard your belongings from a couple of feet of gentle drizzle when you move swiftly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Moving truck

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

Towel Everything Off in the Moving truck

And when belongings do make it to the truck, have somebody inside with a bunch of bath towels ready to dry them off. A quick towel-off can produce a huge difference for lightly wet as well as plastic-protected things and can likewise decrease the wetness within the truck throughout the move.

Keep bath towels inside your home as well to be able to towel off tarps, packing containers, and plastic wrap that has done its job but got moist along the way.

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 again halfway through the move. Put down towels to counteract puddles.

Bucket Brigade Over the Entry

One superb method to help keep your flooring surfaces clean during a wet or muddy move is always to operate in a bucket-brigade style. Have one group of folks inside your home with clean shoes picking up boxes and furniture to bring them to the front entrance door, and another crew 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 instantly clean up any messes that make it inside. Mud may be put back outdoors or mopped up and poured down a drain and puddles may be soaked up with bathroom towels. If the bath towels end up being too soaked along the way, throw all of them in the dryer (if it isn't already loaded on the moving van) or identify locations 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 logistics of everything for you in an effort to reduce the exposure to your belongings.

 

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