What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Colorado Springs

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've organized your move to Colorado Springs diligently. Everything's packed up, the professional movers are going to be there shortly, and the weather has been clear and full of sun for weeks. Yet on the day of your move, you awaken to the gentle pitter-patter of wet weather soaking in your lawn and shining on the pavement. Bad weather stands out as the very final thing you desire when you are preparing for a major moving day. Who wants saturated stuff, slick walkways, and additional mud to handle? But don't stress! As a moving company who has been around for over 4 decades, we've seen a lot of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee it is possible to it through with negligible wetness and mud as you go along.

Here is how to manage a rainy moving day in Colorado Springs like a master...

When You Notice the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Products & Towels

The first thing you will want to do is ensure that your cleaning supplies along with bath towels won't go into the moving van too quickly. Despite the fact that your professional movers will set down floor protection, you will probably choose to mop when the move is over and maybe during the day if there is enough mud or tracked-in puddles to cope with. Therefore, have your mop and pail all set to go and ready to toss last in the moving van.

Bath towels are usually similarly helpful for other benefits. Towels can dry off lightly moist things once they get into the moving truck, wrap things to weather quick rain exposure, as well as mop up floor puddles should they happen. So, keep a couple of bath towels handy and don't be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Think about putting down towels proactively throughout high-traffic walkways.

Park the Moving van Right Up to Your Door

Next, you must do everything you can to limit the amount of time your stuff is carried under the open stormy sky. Covered porches are good for extending your rain-protected walk in case you have one. In either case, you'll want to park the truck up as near your home as you possibly can, thinking about the ramp length as appropriate. This will minimize the number of raindrops that will fall on your items in addition to moving team through the day.

Everyone Don Non-Slip Shoes

Lastly, request all your household as well as move-assisting pals to wear real footwear. Sneakers with rubber soles are best, and slick sandals could be the worst. Seriously, not anyone should be wearing sandals whilst moving at any rate but additionally watch out for slick urban sneaks such as Converse that may become hazardously slippery in the rain. You may also desire to hand out sizeable plastic ponchos for the outdoor folks.

To Protect Your Belongings:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Attempt to create as much cover for your exterior walking route as is feasible. Use covered porches whenever you can and look into the position for possible wise utilization of tarps. You could be able to string a tarp from the top of the moving van towards the edge of your porch, but then again perhaps not. You should not go overboard but try to lessen the rain-exposed room between your home as well as the moving van.

Cover Furniture & Cartons for Rain Exposure

Then, take into consideration exactly how you can transfer pieces of furniture as well as boxes from the home to the moving van without getting them drenched. Tarps are perfect for this, also, but you can also get creative and use items you already have. Good sized garbage bags, as an example, can certainly wrap cartons or be set over household furniture along the way however have a greater danger of catching air and flying away than a heavy tarp.

Even blankets along with towels can shield your items from a couple of feet of mild drizzle if you move rapidly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Moving van

Think about buying a few big plastic totes from the local home improvement store. These are quite effective for carrying smaller things or packing containers and can be utilized again and again. Make use of a shut plastic tub like a rain shield, placing belongings inside, and then emptying the bin inside the moving van and returning for another protected load. This method may take a little longer but will keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off inside the Truck

Then when belongings do make it to the truck, have someone inside with a bunch of bath towels ready to dry them off. A fast towel-off can create a huge difference for lightly damp and even plastic-protected items and can also decrease the moisture inside the truck during the move.

Keep towels indoors as well in order to towel off tarps, cardboard boxes, and plastic wrap which has executed its job however got soaked along the way.

To Secure Your Flooring surfaces:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there's mud on the moving path, lay out heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any door in use. Encourage foot wiping for everyone and be prepared to bang out the mats to employ once again halfway through the move. Set down towels to counteract puddles.

Bucket Brigade Through the Entry

One superb strategy to keep your flooring clean throughout a stormy or muddy move is always to work in a bucket-brigade style. Have one crew of people in the house with clean footwear picking up cartons and furniture to take them to the front door, and the other team with muddy shoes taking items from there to the truck. Use your tiled front entrance or even covered porch as the hand-off zone.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Swiftly

Lastly, keep the bath towels and mop-bucket handy to be able to immediately tidy up all messes which make it in the house. Mud can be put back outdoors or mopped up and poured down the drain and puddles may be soaked up with towels. If your bathroom towels become too drenched as you go along, place all of them in the dryer (if it's not already loaded on the moving van) or look for locations to hang them in rotation.

If perhaps all this planning feels a little overwhelming, keep in mind, if hiring professional movers in Colorado Springs, they'll take the stress out of a rainy moving day by determining the details of everything for you to be able to lessen the exposure to your things.

 

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