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

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have organized your move to San Antonio meticulously. Everything is packed up, the professional movers are going to be there soon, and the weather has been clear and full of sunshine for weeks. However on the day of your move, you awaken to the gentle pitter-patter of rainfall soaking in your grass and shining on the street. Bad weather is considered the very final thing you want when you are preparing for a big moving day. Who wants wet belongings, slick walkways, and excessive mud to manage? But don't stress! As a moving company who has existed for upwards of forty years, we have seen a lot of moving days, rain or shine, and we assure you might make it through with negligible moisture and mud in the deal.

Here's how to manage a wet moving day in San Antonio like a pro...

If You See the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Products & Bath towels

The initial thing you should do is ensure that your cleaning products and towels don't go into the truck too quickly. Despite the fact that your professional movers may put down floor protection, you will likely need to mop once the move has concluded and perhaps during the day if there's ample mud or tracked-in puddles to handle. Thus, have your mop and bucket prepared to go and in a position to toss last inside the moving van.

Towels tend to be just as helpful for different reasons. Towels are able to dry off lightly damp belongings once they get into the moving van, wrap things to survive short wet weather exposure, and also mop up floor puddles once they happen. Consequently, have a couple of towels on hand and don't be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Think about putting down towels proactively throughout high-traffic pathways.

Back the Moving truck Right Up to Your Home

Next, do everything possible to reduce the amount of time your stuff is carried underneath the open rainy sky. Covered porches are great for increasing your rain-protected walk for those who have one. Regardless, you need to park the moving truck up as close to your home as you possibly can, considering the ramp size as appropriate. This tends to decrease the volume of raindrops that will fall on your belongings and moving team during the day.

Everyone Wear Non-Slip Footwear

Lastly, request all of your household and also move-assisting friends to wear actual footwear. Sneakers having rubber soles are advised, and slippery sandals are the worst. Really, not anyone ought to be donning sandals whilst moving anyway but also watch out for slick urban sneaks like Converse that may end up being alarmingly slick in the rain. You might even choose to give out sizeable plastic ponchos for the exterior crew.

To Shield Your Belongings:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Attempt to create the maximum amount of cover for your outdoors walking path as you possibly can. Utilize covered porches whenever you can and look into the spot for possible clever utilization of tarps. You may be in a position to string a tarp from the top of the moving truck towards the edge of your porch, although perhaps not. Don't go overboard but make an effort to minimize the rain-exposed space in between your home and also the moving truck.

Wrap Home furniture & Cartons for Rainfall Exposure

Next, take into consideration exactly how you can transfer furniture and also cartons out of the home to the truck without getting them drenched. Tarps are ideal for this, also, however you can also get creative and utilize items you already have. Large garbage bags, as an example, can certainly wrap boxes or even be put over home furnishings as you go along however have a greater danger of catching air and flying away compared to a heavy tarp.

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

Plastic Crates to and From the Truck

Think about obtaining a few big plastic bins from a area home improvement store. These are quite effective for moving smaller belongings or cartons and may be used again and again. Use a closed plastic tub like a rain shield, placing belongings inside, then emptying the tub in the moving van and returning for another secured load. This technique may take a bit more time but can keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off inside the Moving van

Then when items do make it on the moving truck, have someone inside with a stack of towels prepared to dry them off. A fast towel-off may produce a big difference for lightly wet and even plastic-protected items and may also decrease the dampness in the truck through the move.

Keep towels inside your home as well to be able to towel off tarps, packing containers, and plastic wrap that has completed their role yet got moist at the same time.

To Safeguard Your Flooring:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there is mud on the moving route, place down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entry in use. Urge foot wiping for everyone and be ready to shake out the rugs to utilize once again midway through the move. Lay out towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Entrance

One exceptional method to keep your flooring surfaces clean throughout a wet or muddy move could be to operate in a bucket-brigade style. Have one team of people inside your home with clean footwear picking up boxes and home furnishings to get them to the front entry door, and another group with muddy shoes taking things from there to the truck. Make use of your tiled entryway or covered porch as the hand-off zone.

Wipe up Puddles & Mud Slicks Quickly

Lastly, keep the towels in addition to mop-bucket handy in order to quickly clean any messes which make it indoors. Mud can be put back outdoors or mopped up and dumped down the drain and puddles might be soaked up with bathroom towels. If the bathroom towels end up being excessively wet along the way, place all of them in the dryer (if not presently loaded on the moving truck) or identify spots to hang them in rotation.

If perhaps all this arranging feels a bit daunting, remember, when hiring professional movers in San Antonio, they are going to take the stress out of a rainy moving day by determining the details of everything for you in an effort to decrease the exposure to your things.

 

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