If you’re moving into a new home, you’ve probably spent weeks planning every detail to ensure that everything goes smoothly on moving day. Unfortunately, even the most careful planners cannot control the weather, so you may end up dealing with unexpected rain. But, there’s no need to panic! Here are tips from a moving company in Denver to help you cope with rainy weather during a move:
Protect the Floors
If it’s raining, the movers may accidentally track in water and mud from outside. Prevent the weather from ruining your new floors by putting out protection. If it’s not storming too heavily, laying down pieces of cardboard should be enough to protect your floors as long as you have something to secure the pieces in place. If it’s storming heavily, make sure that you keep an eye on the cardboard and replace it as it becomes soaked with dirt and mud.
The rainy weather may make you feel more flustered and stressed, but don’t let these emotions get the best of you, or you might start to rush and hurt yourself. It’s important to go slow and use extra caution when moving during a rainstorm. Remember, surfaces are slippery when it’s raining, so you shouldn’t be running around trying to get things done. Be patient and rely on professional movers to handle everything. As professionals, they have experience moving in all types of weather.
Use Plastic Wrap
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that a little water won’t hurt your belongings. You must use plastic wrap to protect your belongings if it’s raining outside. Why is this so important? Let’s say you decide to move your mattress in the middle of a rainstorm. If it’s not protected by plastic wrap, it will quickly get soaked. At the same time, it’s being transported in and out of the moving truck. Mold may eventually develop in your mattress, which can lead to unpleasant odors and respiratory problems. Your mattress isn’t the only item that can be affected by mold—clothing, rugs, and furniture can be, too. Keep your belongings safe—and free from mold—by using plastic wrap. Read more tips on moving furniture in the rain.
Distract Kids and Pets
Moving in the rain is stressful, but it can be incredibly overwhelming if you’re moving in the rain with kids and pets. Kids won’t understand how much stress you’re under while trying to get everything accomplished, and pets may get in the way of the movers. For these reasons, it may be best to ask a family friend to watch them while you finish moving. If you only have pets, you may be able to get away with keeping them contained in one room instead of having a family friend look after them.
Are you ready to move, rain or shine? If so, the professionals at Eden’s Moving Company can help. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long-distance moving services. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.