Regardless of the season, a sudden downpour can easily hamper plans. However, when you’re moving home, it can be a massive pain. Not only do you need to deal with all the usual stress of moving, but now you need to deal with the forces of nature. Fortunately, as experienced removalists in Perth, we have some guidance to help you get through your move, regardless of the weather.
Stock up on Garbage Bags
Even if a rainy spell appears suddenly on moving day, it is very easy to nip out and get extra garbage bags. Although garbage bags can be useful during the moving process, they are invaluable when moving in wet weather. Regardless of whether you need to protect clothing, bedding or even electrical items, keeping plenty of garbage bags on hand can be a lifesaver.
Make Sure Everything is Wrapped
Moisture can play havoc with almost every item in the home, so if you’re trying to move in the middle of a downpour, you’ll need to make sure all your items are wrapped. Even the short journey from your door to the moving truck can expose your belongings to moisture, so ensure that you make use of shrink wrap, plastic covers or bags.
Just remember that you’ll need to tape your boxes closed before you cover with plastic. Although tape can offer a little waterproof protection, it is likely to lose some of its stickiness, and you don’t want to end up with soggy wet boxes when you arrive at your new home.
Minimise the Time You Spend in the Rain
Although this may appear obvious, avoiding rain is easier said than done. A good idea to minimise the time you spend in the rain is to put all of your boxes as close to the door as possible. This will shorten the distances as you dash to the moving truck and allow you to transfer as little moisture as possible into your home.
If you’ve had the benefit of additional prep time because of accurate weather forecasts, you could further reduce the exposure to rain by setting up a tarp between the door and your moving truck.
It’s unlikely that it will be pouring all day, so it is a good idea to have your priorities set for when the rain starts to subside. Plastic tubs and sealed waterproof containers can withstand the rain, so leave your fabric furniture and other items that could be badly affected by moisture until the rain has lessened.
Protect Your Flooring
Finally, don’t forget that the flooring in your old and new home can be damaged by wet boots and shoes, so you’ll need to protect your floors. Just be sure to tape down any plastic sheets or mats to avoid creating a trip hazard.
If you need help from removalists, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. As specialist Perth removalists, our team would be delighted to answer any of your queries to help make your move as easy as possible, regardless of the weather.