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Rainy Day Moving Tips

Cover Anything and Everything

What’s worse than carrying your body weight in furniture? Trying to carry your body weight in soaking wet furniture. Covering bigger items with cling wrap, such as your dresser, is a quick and easy way to keep it dry and clean.

You can cover smaller items and clump them together in garbage bags.

If you have time to go grab them, try using plastic containers rather than moving boxes to ensure that your belongings stay dry. If plastic containers are not accessible to you, you can always seal your boxes with moving and/or duct tape to create a sturdier environment for your belongings. 

Prioritize Items

You can expedite the moving process by prioritizing which items absolutely must be loaded into the moving van first. This tip will also help you keep track of your belongings when you finally get them moved into your new humble abode.

Move Items as Close to the Door as Possible

Moreover, to prioritizing your items you can move them as close to the door as possible. Moving as many items close to the front door as possible will shorten the amount of time it will take to get your precious cargo from point A to point B.

Moving is stressful enough to begin with, if as many of your belongings care close to the exit point as the can be, you’ll have one less step to take and one less thing to worry about during this process.

Slip-Proof Walkways

Because your home usually doesn’t come equipped with “slippery when wet” caution signs, you should do your best to protect yourself and your belongings. You should also help take caution for those who are helping you relocate your items, like the Richmond movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage.

Try laying down moving boxes in high traffic areas to create a slip-proof walkway for yourself and your Richmond moving company. Old sheets, towels, and mats work fine as well. Let’s be real, you’re going to want to get all new things once you get settled into your new place anyhow.

Dress for the Occasion

Lastly, make sure you dress for the occasion. Pack away that bikini and your sandals because its time to prepare for a miniature war with Mother Nature. Make sure you choose to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting wet if a raincoat or poncho isn’t available to you.

Sturdy shoes are a must! Even if it wasn’t raining on moving day, you want to make sure you have protective shoes on your feet.

Grab those dish gloves. Rubber gloves will help you keep a better grip on items as you move and will protect your fingers from minor cuts and scrapes.