Moving to a new home is a challenging task. There is a great deal of things you need to consider and organise, such as packing all of your belongings, hiring the right moving company and preparing your new home for arrival.
With all of the planning and organisation done you can hope that everything will go smoothly and stress-free. However, there are certain things you cannot plan for, such as bad weather. It is truly unfortunate, if the weather presents nasty conditions on the day of your removal. Experiencing rain the same day you want to move is unfortunate, but it is not the end of the world. Getting stressed will certainly not help the situation, but rather make it worse. You need to consider what you can do in such situation. Here are few ideas that can certainly help:
Try to reschedule your removal
Certain moving companies allow this, usually if it is not the peak season. What you can do is cancel the appointment with the movers and get them to come few days later. Be mindful if this is going to cost extra. Still, if the weather is truly bad, you will do well to take advantage of the option, since it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Have the removal van park near to your house
The closer the vehicle, the less your belongings will be out on the rain. Have the drivers park the vehicle in front of your doorstep as that will enable quick trips between the van and the house where your boxes are.
Acquire protection gear
If you see that the weather is going bad, you can go to the store and buy some gear for protection. Such include boots, raincoats, umbrellas and plastic covers for your boxes and other belongings. That will ensure that you and the items you are moving don’t get too wet.
Be careful around your entryway
Since there is going to be a lot of human traffic around your entryway, chances are that the area will get soaked with water and mud. If the floor gets slippery, this is not going to help the situation at all. Lay some old fabric sheets there to make the surface safe for walking and to prevent the risk of slipping.
If you are going to hire a moving van and drive it yourself, you must be very careful on the road. Since the conditions are likely not ideal, you need to pay extra attention on the road and slow down. A road accident during your relocation is the last thing you want.
Get your new home ready
Ruining that hardwood floor by treading in water and mud from the outside is not what you want. In case it is still raining when you arrive, it is wise to have some extra plastic sheets to place in your new home, so that you can safely unload all of your boxes and furniture there.
Moving is certainly difficult enough, although it can become truly challenging in case the weather is bad. Don’t let the situation get worse by panicking and take the aforementioned measures to deal with the problem with ease.