Moving in the Rain
Moving can be stressful. One of the most common worries we hear about is making sure belongings don't become damaged during the move. What happens if it rains, though? Many of the important items you'll be moving to your new home could potentially be damaged if they're exposed to rain. Here are a few tips to make your move in the rain less stressful!
5 Tips to Simplify Moving in the Rain
1: Wrap artwork or framed items in plastic wrap
If you carefully wrap your framed artwork or photos with plastic wrap, it'll keep rain from dripping into gaps or seams in the frame. It'll also keep rain from dripping in behind the glass. Moisture and direct exposure to rain can ruin photos or artwork, so it's important to keep the rain out!
2: Cover clothes, stuffed animals, or other large textiles with trash or lawn bags
Your clothes and other soft textiles won't necessarily become damaged by rain, but it can be a pain having to machine dry a bunch of items as soon as you move in! Wrap important stuffed animals, pet beds, pillows, and other soft items in trash bags or large lawn bags to keep them from becoming soaked during the move. Also, if you have items that can't be dried and could potentially experience dye run (such as textile wall art or other home decor items), you'll want to keep them from getting wet!
3: Cover furniture with thick blankets or plastic
Most furniture won't be ruined if some water is on it for just a few minutes. However, if your furniture becomes damp or wet and remains wet for long, it can cause damage to the finish and even to the wood. It's best to prevent moisture from coming into contact with your furniture to prevent damage.
4: Prepare entryways at your home
Make sure there's a rug or towels at entryways people will be using. Preventing dirty mud and water from covering your floors will save you time later, so you don't have to mop on day one! Also, it'll keep movers from slipping and injuring themselves. The biggest thing to worry about with moving in the rain is safety and health.
5: Check your car over before the drive
If you'll be driving to your new home, make sure it's in top shape before the drive, especially if it's long. If there's the possibility for bad weather, you'll want to check: your lights are all functional, your windshield wipers are in good shape, and your tires are not too worn down. These items can make your drive safer in any weather, but it's especially important in rainy weather. While you're checking over your car to be sure it's worthy of driving in bad weather, it's not a bad idea to check your oil and other important fluids.
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