When Its Raining on Moving Day in Colorado Springs
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Here's how to handle a wet moving day in Colorado Springs like a pro.
If You See the Rain:
1) Put Aside Cleaning Materials & Bathroom towels
The very first thing you should do is be sure that your cleaning products and towels do not go into the moving truck prematurely. Even though your professional movers will set down floor protection, you will probably want to clean when the move has concluded and possibly during the day if there is sufficient mud or even tracked-in messes to handle. Thus, have your mop and pail prepared to go and in a position to place last in the moving van.
Bath towels are similarly useful for alternative purposes. Towels will be able to dry off lightly damp things after they get into the moving truck, wrap items to endure quick bad weather exposure, and also clean up floor messes once they come about. Therefore, keep a couple of towels handy and do not be reluctant about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Consider placing down towels preemptively over high-traffic pathways.
Park the Moving truck Right Up to Your Entrance
Then, you must do everything you can to minimize how long your stuff is moved underneath the open rainy sky. Covered porches are great for prolonging your rain-protected walk if you have one. Regardless, you'll want to back the moving van up as close to your doorstep as is possible, thinking about the ramp span as appropriate. This tends to reduce the quantity of raindrops that may fall down on your items as well as moving group through the day.
2) To Shield Your Belongings:
Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs
Attempt to create as much cover for your out of doors walking course as is possible. Make use of covered porches when you can and check out the area for possible ingenious usage of tarps. You might be able to string a tarp from the top of the moving van towards the side of your porch, however perhaps not. Do not go overboard however attempt to limit the rain-exposed room in between your door and the moving van.
Cover Household furniture & Cartons for Rain Exposure
Then, take into consideration the way in which you'll move home furnishings and also boxes from your doorway to the moving van without getting them saturated. Tarps are perfect for this, too, but you can also get creative and make use of things you have already got. Good sized garbage bags, for instance, can certainly cover cartons or perhaps be set over furniture as you go along however have a increased possibility of catching air and flying away compared to a heavy tarp.
Even blankets along with towels can protect your belongings from a few feet of mild drizzle if you move swiftly.
Plastic Crates back and forth from the Truck
Think about obtaining a couple of big plastic crates from a nearby home improvement store. These are very effective for hauling smaller belongings or cartons and can be utilized again and again. Start using a sealed plastic crate like a rain shield, setting belongings inside, and then emptying the bin inside the truck and returning for another covered load. This approach might take a bit more time but can keep your items moisture-free.
Towel Everything Off inside the Truck
And once things do make it on the truck, have someone inside with a pile of towels waiting to dry them off. A simple towel-off can make a significant difference for lightly damp and also plastic-protected things and may also reduce the wetness inside the truck during the move.
Keep towels indoors also to towel off tarps, cardboard boxes, and plastic wrap that has executed the job yet got soaked along the way.
3) To Guard Your Flooring surfaces:
Floor Mats for Foot Wiping
When there's mud on the moving path, place down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any door being used. Urge foot wiping for everyone and be in a position to bang out the rugs to utilize once again halfway through the move. Lay out towels to circumvent puddles.
Bucket Brigade Across the Doorway
One exceptional approach to help keep your flooring clean during a rainy or muddy move is to work in a bucket-brigade manner. Have one crew of individuals indoors with clean shoes picking up boxes and pieces of furniture to get them to the front entrance door, and the other group with dirty shoes who take items from there to the moving van. Use your tiled front entrance or covered porch as the hand-off zone.
Wipe Puddles & Mud Slicks Quickly
Finally, keep those towels in addition to mop-bucket on hand in order to instantly clean all messes which make it inside. Mud can be put right back outside or mopped up and sluiced down the drain and puddles may be soaked up with bathroom towels. In case your bath towels get excessively wet along the way, toss them in the dryer (if not presently loaded on the moving van) or identify locations to hang them in rotation.
In the event that all this planning feels a tad overwhelming, bear in mind, when hiring professional movers in Colorado Springs, they are going to take the worry out of a wet moving day by determining the logistics of everything for you in an effort to lessen the exposure to your items.
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