Even at the best of conditions, moving is already hard to accomplish. So, when you add rainy weather on moving day, you’re in for an entire new challenge and you have no other choice but to deal with it, unless you have the luxury of delaying the move until finer weather.
Still, rescheduling a move is not as easy as it seems. You may need to be out of the place by certain dates or risk getting penalised for overstaying. You may lose deposits made to a moving company and must re-negotiate new moving dates.
Not all companies are capable of moving in rainy weather. Companies such as Vic Palmer Removals & Storage can do furniture removals Gold Coast residents can rely on. Hence, the best thing you can do is to prepare for the worst weather conditions. Here are 4 tips that will help you successfully move to a new address even in wet weather:
1. Wrap Everything in Plastic/Waterproof Materials
Protecting your belongings from getting wet is top priority, and the plastic wrap/stretch wrap is your friend. Some moving companies can provide plastic covers or shrink wrapping services so ask them beforehand. However, don’t rely on moving blankets because these are neither waterproof nor water resistant.
Plastic garbage bags are more affordable options for providing an additional layer of protection to your boxes while also serving multiple purposes. Put garbage bags over clothes on a hanger, bags in boxes, books in a clear container, and soft furnishings. Plus, have extra garbage bags on hand for moving day for last-minute items you might want to add to the load and at your new place to collect old rags and wet paper towels when you arrive.
You might also want to invest in bubble wrap and heavy-duty tape to ensure that your things don’t get waterlogged or suffer any nicks and bruises. Tarps can also be used to cover your items, although you have to ensure that these are properly sealed to limit the amount of moisture that can get inside.
Pay extra attention to items and furniture that are particularly susceptible to water, particularly mattresses and sofas. Also tightly wrap the boxes in waterproof material as these will have to be carried to and from the moving truck and can get drenched during the process.
2. Prepare Mats
You don’t need to buy new ones, just prepare some old rags, old sheets, cardboa