What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Dallas

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've planned your move to Dallas rigorously. Everything's packed up, the professional movers will be here in the near future, and the weather has been clear and full of sun for weeks. But on the day of your move, you awaken to the gentle pitter-patter of rainfall soaking into your lawn and also shining on the street. Rain is the very last thing you want if you are get yourself ready for a major moving day. Who would like soaked stuff, slick sidewalks, and excessive mud to cope with? Try not to worry! Being a moving company who has been around for over four decades, we've seen lots of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee it is possible to it through with minimal dampness and mud in the process.

Here is how to address a stormy moving day in Dallas like a master...

When You Notice the Rain:

Reserve Cleaning Products & Bathroom towels

The first thing you should do is make sure your cleaning materials as well as towels do not go into the moving van prematurely. Even though your professional movers will put down floor protection, you will likely want to mop when the move is finished and maybe throughout the day should there be sufficient mud or perhaps tracked-in messes to address. Consequently, have your mop and pail prepared to go and in a position to throw last inside the truck.

Towels are usually equally helpful for different benefits. Towels are able to dry off lightly wet things when they enter into the truck, wrap things to survive quick rain exposure, and also clean up floor messes should they come about. So, have a handful of bath towels handy and do not be reluctant about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Think about placing down towels preemptively through high-traffic pathways.

Back the Truck Right Up to Your Door

Subsequently, do everything you're able to to limit the amount of time your stuff is being carried beneath the open rainy sky. Covered porches are great for prolonging your rain-protected walk if you have one. Regardless, you'll want to park the truck up as close to your house as is possible, thinking about the ramp size if necessary. This tends to decrease the number of raindrops that can fall down on your things as well as moving group through the day.

Everybody Don Non-Slip Footwear

Finally, request your entire household as well as move-assisting friends to put on real shoes or boots. Sneakers having rubber soles are best, and slick sandals could be the worst. Seriously, nobody needs to be wearing sandals whilst moving anyway but also watch out for slick urban sneaks like Converse which can become hazardously slippery in the precipitation. You may also choose to give out sizeable plastic ponchos for the exterior folks.

To Guard Your Stuff:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Make an effort to create as much cover for your exterior walking route as is feasible. Make use of covered porches when you can and check out the spot for possible ingenious use of tarps. You might be in a position to string a tarp from the top of the truck on the edge of your porch, however maybe not. Do not go crazy however try to reduce the rain-exposed room from the home and also the moving van.

Cover Home furniture & Boxes for Rainfall Exposure

Then, think about the way in which you can transfer home furnishings as well as boxes from your door into the truck without getting them saturated. Tarps are great for this, as well, nevertheless you can also get resourceful and make use of items you have already got. Good sized garbage bags, as an example, can wrap boxes or perhaps be put over household furniture as you go along although have a greater chance of catching air and flying away than a heavy tarp.

Even blankets along with towels can shield your items from a few feet of mild drizzle when you move swiftly.

Plastic Crates back and forth to the Moving van

Give some thought to obtaining several big plastic bins from a nearby home improvement center. These are quite effective for transporting smaller items or packing containers and can be used repeatedly. Make use of a closed plastic crate like a rain shield, placing belongings inside, and then emptying the bin inside the moving truck and returning for another covered load. This method may take a bit more time but will keep your items dry.

Towel Everything Off inside the Moving van

And once belongings do make it into the moving van, have somebody inside with a stack of towels ready to dry them off. A simple towel-off can make a huge difference for lightly damp and even plastic-protected belongings and will additionally reduce the wetness inside the moving van throughout the move.

Keep towels inside likewise to be able to towel off tarps, boxes, and plastic wrap that has executed their task however got soaked in the process.

To Protect Your Floors:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there is mud on the transport route, set down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any door being utilized. Recommend foot wiping for everyone and be prepared to shake out the rugs to utilize once again halfway through the move. Put down towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Through the Doorway

One fantastic way to keep your flooring clean during a stormy or muddy move will be to operate in a bucket-brigade style. Have one crew of folks inside your home with clean shoes picking up cartons and home furnishings to get them to the front door, and another group with dirty footwear who take items from there to the moving van. Make use of your tiled front entrance or covered porch as the hand-off space.

Wipe Puddles & Mud Slicks Promptly

Finally, keep those bath towels and mop-bucket handy to instantly tidy up any messes that make it indoors. Mud may be put right back outside or mopped up and dumped down the drain and puddles might be soaked up with towels. If your bath towels get too drenched in the process, place them in the dryer (if it's not currently loaded on the moving truck) or look for locations to hang them in rotation.

In the event that all of this organizing sounds a bit mind-boggling, bear in mind, if hiring professional movers in Dallas, they are going to take the worry out of a rainy moving day by determining the specifics of everything for you in order to minimize the exposure to your items.

 

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