What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Atlanta

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've planned your move to Atlanta thoroughly. Everything's packed up, the professional movers will be there soon, and the weather has been clear and full of sunshine for days. But on the day of your move, you wake up to the soft pitter-patter of rain soaking in your grass and shining on the street. Rain stands out as the very last thing you need when you find yourself get yourself ready for a major moving day. Who wants wet stuff, slick walkways, and excessive mud to manage? But do not panic! As a moving company who's existed for more than 40 years, we have seen lots of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee you might make it through with negligible moisture and mud in the deal.

Here is how to handle a wet moving day in Atlanta like a professional...

If You See the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Materials & Towels

The first thing you should do is ensure that your cleaning products and towels do not go into the truck too soon. Although your professional movers will lay out floor protection, you will probably choose to clean once the move is over and possibly through the day should there be enough mud or perhaps tracked-in puddles to handle. Thus, have your mop and pail prepared to go and in a position to place last in the moving van.

Towels are similarly useful for other reasons. Towels may dry off lightly wet items when they get into the moving van, wrap items to weather quick wet weather exposure, as well as clean up floor puddles once they come about. Consequently, have a couple of bath towels on hand and do not be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them throughout the day. Consider placing down towels proactively through high-traffic pathways.

Park the Moving truck Right Up to The Home

Subsequently, do everything possible to reduce the amount of time your stuff will be moved beneath the open wet sky. Covered porches are ideal for increasing your rain-protected walk if you have one. Regardless, you need to back the moving van up as near your house as you possibly can, taking into consideration the ramp size as appropriate. This will reduce the number of raindrops that will fall down on your things as well as moving group throughout the day.

Everybody Wear Non-Slip Shoes

Finally, request all your family members as well as move-assisting buddies to put on real footwear. Sneakers with rubber soles are advised, and slick flip flops could be the worst. Seriously, nobody needs to be dressed in sandals when moving at any rate but also be cautious about slick urban sneaks like Converse which can turn out to be hazardously slick in the wet weather. You might even like to hand out big plastic ponchos for the outdoor folks.

To Shield Your Items:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Try to create the maximum amount of cover for your exterior walking path as is possible. Use covered porches when you can and investigate the spot for possible inventive usage of tarps. You could be in a position to string a tarp from the top of the moving van on the edge of your porch, but then again perhaps not. Do not go crazy yet make an effort to minimize the rain-exposed room from the door as well as the moving van.

Cover Furniture & Cartons for Precipitation Exposure

Following, consider how you might move furniture and also boxes from the home to the truck without getting them soaked. Tarps are great for this, also, but you can also get innovative and use stuff you already have. Large trash bags, as an example, will be able to wrap cartons or be placed over home furnishings as you go although have a greater possibility of catching air and flying away than the usual heavy tarp.

Even blankets as well as towels can protect your belongings from a few feet of mild drizzle when you move rapidly.

Plastic Crates back and forth from the Moving van

Consider picking up a few good sized plastic bins from your area hardware store. These are extremely effective for hauling smaller belongings or cartons and can be utilized over and over. Start using a sealed plastic tub like a rain shield, placing things inside, then emptying the tub inside the truck and returning for another protected load. This approach will take a bit more time but can keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off inside the Truck

Then when belongings do make it on the truck, have somebody inside with a bunch of bath towels waiting to dry them off. A fast towel-off may produce a huge difference for lightly wet and even plastic-protected things and can additionally reduce the wetness within the moving truck during the move.

Keep bath towels in the house likewise to towel off tarps, cardboard boxes, and plastic wrap that has accomplished their job but got wet at the same time.

To Shield Your Floors:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

Should there be mud on the moving pathway, lay out heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entrance being utilized. Encourage foot wiping for everyone and be in a position to shake out the rugs to utilize again halfway through the move. Put down towels to circumvent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Entry

One exceptional way to help keep your flooring surfaces clean during a wet or muddy move could be to work in a bucket-brigade fashion. Have one crew of people in the house with clean shoes picking up boxes and furniture to take them to the front entrance door, and the other crew with muddy shoes who take things from there to the moving van. Utilize your tiled front entrance or even 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 tidy up any messes that make it in the house. Mud can be put right back outdoors or mopped up and sluiced down the drain and puddles may be soaked up with bath towels. Should your towels get excessively drenched in the process, place all of them in the dryer (if it's not presently loaded on the moving van) or find spots to hang them in rotation.

If perhaps all of this arranging sounds a little overwhelming, keep in mind, if hiring professional movers in Atlanta, they are going to take the stress out of a wet moving day by figuring out the specifics of everything for you in an effort to lessen the exposure to your items.

 

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