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How to Have a Good Move in Bad Weather
April 20, 2021 at 4:00 AM
how to move in bad weather

It’s almost moving day.

You’re finishing up packing and getting ready for the movers to arrive.

Then you check the weather forecast and see there’s a storm coming. How can you have a good move in bad weather?

While it may be stressful, you can still have a good move even if it’s raining (or worse.) But it's essential to take extra precautions when moving in inclement weather. Even if it’s just local moving and storage trips, the last thing you want on moving day is to have something go wrong.

Here at Big Arm Movers, we have a few suggestions on how to make sure you have a good move even if the weather is bad.

Be aware of the weather and make adjustments if needed.

Almost everyone keeps an eye on the daily forecast, but it's even more important to do this when you have a move coming up. Watch for storm systems, especially those that might include lightning or heavy snow. If you experience a thunderstorm or snowstorm on the day of your move, contact your moving company to see if they have options for weather-related issues. You may be able to reschedule your move to another day. If you are unable to find another day for your move, plan ahead to make the most of your trips. Use dollies and rolling pallets so you can move as much as possible in a short amount of time. This tactic helps you reduce the amount of time your belongings are out in the bad weather.

Protect your belongings.

If there’s considerable precipitation on your moving day, be sure to cover your belongings so they don’t get wet or damaged. You can use painter tarps to cover your bigger items, like couches or beds. If necessary, you can even cover boxes with garbage bags to keep the water out. However, professional movers will know how to protect your things during a move. So if you’re concerned about keeping your items safe, Big Arm Movers is happy to help.

Be aware of your space and make time for clean-up.

It’s incredibly common for people to accidentally injure themselves when they are moving. So it’s even more crucial to take your time and watch your step. Snow, rain and ice all create conditions for slip and fall accidents. Be aware of your space and mop up excess water when you can.

Also, take time to clean up after you’re done with your move. If you notice any wet spots where you may have tracked in water, clean them up quickly. This will ensure you don’t create a slipping hazard or cause possible damage to your floors. It’s also a good idea to check your boxes and belongings for any water or dampness.

While it may be stressful to learn of a storm on your moving day, it’s not the end of the world. And when you work with experienced, professional movers, they’ll know how to handle the situation with ease and confidence. If you take your time and keep a level head, moving day will be a breeze no matter the weather.

If you’re interested in learning more about Big Arm Movers and our local moving services, contact us today!