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July 17, 2019

What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in San Antonio

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've organized your move to San Antonio diligently. Everything is packed up, the professional movers will be there in the near future, and the weather has been clear and sunny for days. But on the day of your move, you awaken to the light pitter-patter of rainfall soaking into your yard and also shining on the pavement. Rain stands out as the very last thing you want when you are preparing for a major moving day. Who would like soaked stuff, slick sidewalks, and excess mud to manage? Try not to stress! As a moving company who's been around for more than 40 years, we've seen lots of moving days, rain or shine, and we promise you might make it through with nominal wetness and mud as you go along.

Here's how to handle a wet moving day in San Antonio like a guru...

If You See the Rain:

Reserve Cleaning Products & Bath towels

The initial thing you will want to do is make sure your cleaning products as well as towels don't go into the moving truck prematurely. Despite the fact that your professional movers are going to put down floor protection, you will likely want to mop once the move is over and perhaps during the day if there is sufficient mud or tracked-in puddles to cope with. Consequently, have your mop and pail ready to go and in a position to place last into the moving truck.

Towels tend to be just as useful for alternative benefits. Towels are able to dry off lightly damp things once they get into the moving van, cover belongings to weather brief wet weather exposure, and also clean up floor puddles should they happen. So, have a couple of bath towels on hand and don't be reluctant about quick-wash or quick-drying them through the day. Think about placing down towels proactively over high-traffic paths.

Back the Moving van Right Up to The Entrance

Next, do everything you're able to to minimize how long your stuff will be moved beneath the open rainy sky. Covered porches are good for increasing your rain-protected walk in case you have one. Regardless, you will want to park the moving van up as close to your home as you possibly can, taking into consideration the ramp length as appropriate. This tends to minimize the volume of raindrops that could drop on your items in addition to moving crew during the day.

Everyone Put on Non-Slip Footwear

Lastly, request all your family members and move-assisting friends to wear real shoes or boots. Athletic shoes having rubber soles are advised, and slippery flip flops could be the worst. Really, not anyone needs to be donning sandals whilst moving anyway but additionally be cautious about slick urban sneaks like Converse which can end up being treacherously slippery in the wet weather. You might even like to hand out sizeable plastic ponchos for the out of doors crew.

To Guard Your Things:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Make an effort to generate a lot of cover for your exterior walking course as is possible. Utilize covered porches whenever you can and investigate the position for possible creative usage of tarps. You may be able to string a tarp from the top of the truck to the edge of your porch, although maybe not. You should not go over the top yet make an effort to reduce the rain-exposed area from your home and also the truck.

Wrap Furniture & Boxes for Rainfall Exposure

Then, contemplate the way in which you might transfer home furnishings and cartons from the doorway to the moving van without getting them wet. Tarps are ideal for this, as well, nevertheless you can also get innovative and make use of items you currently have. Good sized garbage bags, for instance, will be able to wrap boxes or be put over home furnishings as you go however have a increased risk of catching air and flying away than the usual heavy tarp.

Even blankets as well as towels can safeguard your belongings from a couple of feet of mild drizzle if you move rapidly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Moving van

Consider picking up a few large plastic totes from your area home improvement center. They are quite effective for moving smaller items or packing containers and can be used again and again. Make use of a shut plastic bin like a rain shield, setting things inside, then emptying the bin inside the moving truck and returning for another covered load. This method may take a little longer but will keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off inside the Truck

And once items do make it into the moving truck, have someone inside with a pile of towels prepared to dry them off. A quick towel-off can create a huge difference with regard to lightly wet and even plastic-protected belongings and will additionally reduce the wetness in the truck throughout the move.

Keep bath towels inside the house likewise to be able to towel off tarps, boxes, and plastic wrap that has carried out the task however got wet at the same time.

To Guard Your Floors:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there's mud on the moving path, place down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entry in use. Urge foot wiping for everyone and be in a position to shake out the mats to utilize over halfway through the move. Put down towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Through the Entrance

One exceptional technique to help keep your flooring clean during a wet or muddy move could be to operate in a bucket-brigade fashion. Have one group of folks inside with clean shoes picking up cartons and pieces of furniture to get them to the front entry door, and another team with dirty shoes who take things from there to the moving truck. Use your tiled entryway or even covered porch as the hand-off zone.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Promptly

Lastly, keep those bath towels and also mop-bucket on hand in order to instantly tidy up any messes that make it in the house. Mud may be put back outside the house or mopped up and dumped down the drain and puddles may be soaked up with bath towels. If the bathroom towels get too drenched along the way, throw all of them in the dryer (if it isn't already loaded on the moving truck) or look for spots to hang them in rotation.

If all this arranging seems a little overwhelming, bear in mind, if hiring professional movers in San Antonio, they will take the worry out of a rainy moving day by figuring out the details of everything for you in an effort to minimize the exposure to your items.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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