What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Austin

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've structured your move to Austin thoroughly. Everything is packed up, the professional movers are going to be here soon, and the weather has been clear and sunny for many days. However on the day of your move, you get up to the soft pitter-patter of rainfall soaking into your lawn and also shining on the pavement. Bad weather is the very last thing you desire when you find yourself get yourself ready for an important moving day. Who wants drenched items, slick walkways, and additional mud to handle? Try not to panic! As a moving company who has been around for upwards of forty years, we've seen a lot of moving days, rain or shine, and we assure it is possible to it through with negligible moisture and mud as you go along.

Here is how to undertake a wet moving day in Austin like a pro...

When You See the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Products & Bath towels

The initial thing you will want to do is be sure that your cleaning materials and bath towels won't go into the moving truck too soon. Even though your professional movers will put down floor protection, you will likely choose to mop as soon as the move is finished and perhaps during the day if there's enough mud or tracked-in puddles to address. So, have your mop and pail prepared to go and in a position to toss last in the truck.

Towels are usually just as ideal for different reasons. Towels may dry off lightly wet items once they enter into the truck, cover belongings to weather brief rain exposure, as well as mop up floor puddles once they happen. Thus, keep a few towels on hand and do not be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them throughout the day. Consider putting down towels proactively through high-traffic paths.

Park the Moving van Right Up to Your Entrance

Next, try everything you're able to to reduce the span of time your stuff will be carried underneath the open stormy sky. Covered porches are ideal for increasing your rain-protected walk for those who have one. Either way, you'll want to park the moving van up as near to your doorstep as is possible, taking into consideration the ramp length if needed. This may lessen the volume of raindrops that will fall on your belongings and moving crew through the day.

Everyone Don Non-Slip Shoes

Finally, ask all your family and also move-assisting buddies to wear legitimate shoes. Athletic shoes having rubber soles are best, and slippery sandals could be the worst. Seriously, no one ought to be wearing sandals when moving at any rate but additionally look out for slippery urban sneaks such as Converse that may turn out to be hazardously slick in the precipitation. You may even want to offer big plastic ponchos for the outside crew.

To Guard Your Stuff:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Make an effort to create the maximum amount of cover for your outside walking route as is feasible. Use covered porches whenever you can and investigate the position for possible clever use of tarps. You may be able to string a tarp from the top of the truck to the side of your porch, but then again perhaps not. Don't go crazy however try to minimize the rain-exposed space from your door and the moving van.

Wrap Home furniture & Boxes for Rain Exposure

Then, consider exactly how you'll transfer household furniture and also cartons out of the doorway into the truck without getting them drenched. Tarps are great for this, as well, but you can also get innovative and make use of belongings you already have. Good sized garbage bags, as an example, can certainly wrap cartons or be set over household furniture as you go along but have a increased possibility of catching air and flying away than a heavy tarp.

Even blankets along with towels can safeguard your items from a couple of feet of light drizzle when you move quickly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Truck

Think about obtaining several large plastic bins from your area hardware store. These are quite effective for transporting smaller items or packing containers and may be utilized again and again. Use a closed plastic tub like a rain shield, putting things inside, then emptying the crate inside the moving van and returning for another covered load. This approach may take a little longer but will keep your items dry.

Towel Everything Off in the Moving van

And once things do make it on the truck, have somebody inside with a stack of towels waiting to dry them off. A brief towel-off may create a huge difference for lightly damp and also plastic-protected things and may also decrease the wetness within the moving van throughout the move.

Keep towels in the house likewise to towel off tarps, boxes, and plastic wrap which has accomplished their job but got damp at the same time.

To Secure Your Flooring:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there is mud on the transport pathway, lay out heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entrance being used. Urge foot wiping for everybody and be ready to bang out the mats to use once again midway through the move. Put down towels to counteract puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Entrance

One excellent approach to keep your floors clean during a wet or muddy move is to work in a bucket-brigade manner. Have one team of individuals indoors with clean shoes picking up cartons and household furniture to get them to the front entry door, and the other team with muddy shoes who take things from there to the moving truck. Make use of 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 convenient to be able to immediately clean up any messes that make it inside. Mud can be put right back outdoors or mopped up and sluiced down a drain and puddles can be soaked up with bath towels. If your bath towels become extremely drenched along the way, toss all of them in the dryer (if it isn't presently loaded on the moving van) or identify locations to hang them in rotation.

In the event that all of this preparation seems a little mind-boggling, remember, if hiring professional movers in Austin, they'll take the stress out of a rainy moving day by figuring out the logistics of everything for you to be able to lessen the exposure to your things.

 

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