5 Tips for Moving in Wet Weather

Moving is an ordeal, no matter what the circumstances. Adding rainy or otherwise imperfect weather to the equation only makes things more complicated. Here are some tips for moving safely and keeping your sanity intact – even if the weather isn’t cooperating!

Protect Your Possessions

It’s obvious that you should wrap your belongings to protect them from the rain when you must transport them in a downpour, but many people don’t realize that you can truly wrap just about anything you own. Choose garbage bags for an inexpensive wrapping solution for most objects, while rolls of plastic – available at hardware stores – are excellent for your furniture and large appliances.

Keep Things Short

When you’re moving in the rain, try to back your truck or van right up to the door or to a protected or covered area when possible. The shorter the distance you must travel under the rain, the better off your belongings will be.

Rent a Tent

If you know the forecast on your chosen moving day calls for rain, consider renting or buying a tent or other temporary cover to shield the areas where you will be walking and transporting items. This will keep you from muddying the ground quite as badly and will also protect your items from damage.

Make Temporary Carpeting

Most homeowners use plastic and cardboard to hold their possessions as they move, but a rainy day mover should also use it to line the floors at the entryway of their residence. As people walk in and out, the plastic or cardboard will catch the bulk of the water and mud. When it’s soaked, toss and replace it. When you’re finished, toss the last batch and enjoy far less cleaning than you would have otherwise been stuck with.

Partner with a Pro

Sometimes, your move is more than you can handle on your own. When this happens, don’t throw in the towel. Contact a professional, like the industry experts at MoveStar. With over twenty years in the moving business, we offer the kind of extensive experience you need to pull off a safe, smooth move – no matter the weather! Call us today for a quote and to learn more!


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