When Its Raining on Moving Day in Killeen
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Here is how to undertake a rainy moving day in Killeen like a guru.
If You See the Rain:
1) Set Aside Cleaning Materials & Bath towels
The very first thing you'll want to do is be sure that your cleaning supplies and towels do not go into the moving van too soon. Although your professional movers are going to put down floor protection, you'll likely need to mop as soon as the move is over and maybe throughout the day if there's enough mud or even tracked-in messes to address. So, have your mop and bucket prepared to go and in a position to place last in the moving truck.
Towels are equally useful for different reasons. Towels may dry off lightly wet items when they get into the moving van, wrap items to survive brief wet weather exposure, and also clean up floor messes once they come about. Hence, have a few bath towels on hand and do not be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them through the day. Contemplate placing down towels proactively throughout high-traffic pathways.
Back the Truck Right Up to The Home
Subsequently, you must do everything you're able to to minimize the amount of time your stuff is being carried beneath the open wet sky. Covered porches are ideal for prolonging your rain-protected walk if you have one. Either way, you'll want to back the moving truck up as close to your home as is possible, taking into consideration the ramp length as appropriate. This will lessen the volume of raindrops that may fall down on your belongings as well as moving crew throughout the day.
2) To Protect Your Belongings:
Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs
Attempt to generate a lot of cover for your exterior walking route as is possible. Use covered porches whenever you can and investigate the spot for possible wise usage of tarps. You could be in a position to string a tarp from the top of the moving van towards the side of your porch, although maybe not. Don't go crazy but attempt to minimize the rain-exposed room from the door and also the moving van.
Cover Home furniture & Cartons for Rainfall Exposure
Following, consider exactly how you'll transfer furniture and also cartons from your door into the moving van without getting them soaked. Tarps are good for this, too, nevertheless you can also get imaginative and utilize things you have already got. Big trash bags, for instance, will be able to cover cardboard boxes or be set over household furniture along the way although have a increased risk of catching air and flying away than a heavy tarp.
Even blankets and towels can safeguard your things from a few feet of light drizzle if you move quickly.
Plastic Crates back and forth to the Moving truck
Consider buying several large plastic totes from your nearby home improvement center. They are quite effective for hauling smaller items or packing containers and may be used again and again. Make use of a sealed plastic crate like a rain shield, setting items inside, and then emptying the bin inside the truck and returning for another protected load. This approach will take a little longer but will keep your items free of moisture.
Towel Everything Off in the Moving van
And once items do make it to the truck, have someone inside with a stack of towels waiting to dry them off. A fast towel-off might create a big difference with regard to lightly damp as well as plastic-protected belongings and can likewise lessen the dampness within the moving van through the move.
Keep towels in the house as well to towel off tarps, cardboard boxes, and plastic wrap which has done the job but got damp along the way.
3) To Secure Your Floors:
Floor Mats for Foot Wiping
If there is mud on the moving pathway, place down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entry in use. Recommend foot wiping for everyone and be ready to shake out the mats to use once again halfway through the move. Put down towels to prevent puddles.
Bucket Brigade Through the Entrance
One good method to keep your flooring clean throughout a rainy or muddy move may be to work in a bucket-brigade manner. Have one group of individuals in the house with clean shoes picking up cartons and home furnishings to bring them to the front entrance door, and another team with dirty footwear who take belongings from there to the moving van. Use your tiled front entrance or perhaps covered porch as the hand-off area.
Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Swiftly
Finally, keep those bath towels and mop-bucket on hand in order to immediately clean any messes that make it indoors. Mud can be put right back outside the house or mopped up and sluiced down a drain and puddles might be soaked up with bathroom towels. If your towels get too drenched in the process, throw them in the dryer (if it's not already loaded on the moving van) or find spots to hang them in rotation.
If all this organizing seems a little daunting, keep in mind, when hiring professional movers in Killeen, they'll take the stress out of a stormy moving day by determining the details of everything for you in order to reduce the exposure to your belongings.
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