In a perfect world, the weather would be great on the day you were moving. It wouldn't be too hot or too cold. Unfortunately, you can't control the weather and on the day you are moving, you may find that it is pouring down rain. Unfortunately, you can't postpone your move because it is wet outside, which means you have to move, rain or shine. Fortunately though, that doesn't mean your belongings have to get wet just because it is raining. Here are a few tips to help you move in the rain.
Use Plastic Wrap for Valuable Pieces
If you have any artwork or antique pieces, wrap them in plastic wrap. Tissue paper and newspaper can both prevent scratching, but they won't help protect these items against moisture. Plastic can, which is why it should be used if you suspect it may be raining on the day you are moving, or you have awoken to a rainy moving day.
Make Use of Sheets and Heavy Blankets.
If it is raining outside, you likely know to place a heavy blanket over your sofa, dining room table or other piece of furniture to keep it dry when moving it. However, you may not realize that you should also throw a sheet or blanket over your cardboard boxes as you take them outside too. Cardboard absorbs water. It can cause the box to become deformed or can seep through the box and damage the items inside. Throwing a sheet over your dolly of boxes before you head out helps to prevent this.
Wipe Off Wood Furniture
Once your wood furniture is in the moving truck and out of the rain, take the time to wipe it down with an old towel. A blanket protects most of it, but the wooden piece can still get wet. Wiping it down removes the water and prevents any damage.
If you are getting ready to move in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, or Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota, you may be thinking about hiring a mover for part or all of your move. This helps ensure you are never moving in the rain, as movers will be doing it all for you. Hedberg Moving can assist you will all of your moving needs including home moving, apartment moving, condo moving, packing services and even renting climate controlled and secure storage facilities. Contact us today for an estimate.
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