There are plenty of things which you need to take into consideration and plan on a moving day but the weather is not one among them because you cannot predict anything. A rainy, windy, hot day can create a havoc on a perfectly planned moving day.
It is very important to prepare well in advance for the worst case scenario. Depending on the location of the new place, you must plan the entire move, as it can be extremely exhausting dealing with an additional element of bad weather.
Below are few tips for moving in heat, rain or windy weather condition.
You cannot predict the exact climate, it is always best to prepare for whatever the day may bring. If you are planning to pack and move during summer take the scorching heat and humidity into account. If you are planning to move during winters then plan for the chilly cold day.
Contact your utility providers and arrange the date and time to fix electrical works like fitting the air condition, fan, heater, cooler etc at the new home. If the electrical devices are fixed at the new place, it will save you from restlessness and cold.
If you are moving during summers apply plenty of sunscreens and protect your hands and face from the heat. Keep yourself hydrated with water, juice during hot days and coffee, tea during cold and windy weather. Extra umbrella and rain coats during the rainy season is a must.
Protecting your belongings
Your first priority should be to safeguard the belongings from water damage. All your electronic items can be easily ruined. In order to protect them, I would suggest the following tips.
Always pack electronics, cables, and cord in waterproof plastic bags before packing in boxes. Water can easily get into cardboard boxes and will damage the items. Wrap the wooden furniture, artwork, antique items in heavy plastic bags and wrap them into towel or blankets.
Transportation should be carefully planned especially during winter and rainy season. It is recommended to stick to the most familiar route, instead of opting for short cuts in case of bad weather conditions. In addition to it, service your vehicle in advance, this will avoid breaking down or heating up of the engine in bad weather. It is always best to go for main roads and highways on moving day.
Protecting your new house
Once you have safely reached to your new home then get prepared to protect the new house. In the case of a rainy weather, it is hard to keep the home away from water damage. With the packers and movers walking in and out of the house, the entire path could be muddy. Always protect your entryway floors.
You can place a towel or a mat on the doors and entry way. Fix a designated place to wipe off the shoes before entering the home. If any cardboard box is wet then unpack them as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. In order, to avoid moving staff slipping and falling at the new place make sure the pathway, drive area, and entrance are clean and safe to walk.
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