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Rain on Moving Day? Here’s How To Move in The Rain

“Rain, rain go away, come again some other day!,” is probably precisely what’s going through your head if you’ve just checked the weather forecast, only to discover that it’s supposed to pour on your scheduled moving day. Not to worry, though, there are plenty of steps you can take to make your moving day a success, even if it is nice weather for ducks.

Prepare Your Moving Vehicle

The first thing you need to do is make sure the vehicle you plan to move your belongings in is free from any leaks or broken seals. Check around each window to make sure precipitation won’t enter the car and use a flashlight to ensure that the trunk is free of leaks.

If you spot a problem, use duct tape to seal a small leak for the time being, but a large opening may require the assistance of a car detailing company. If you don’t have a reliable vehicle to use for moving or you don’t own a car at all due to your urban location, professional movers can take your things to your new house for you more affordably than you might think.

Prepare Your New Residence

In order to minimize rain or snow damage to your new home, make a point of prepping it a day ahead of time. Lay plastic tarps in the entryway so slush and mud don’t get tracked in and leave mats for wiping feet in strategic places. If you decide to hire professional movers to do this task for you, you may also want to request that they remove their shoes in the plastic-covered entry area on moving day.

Prepare Your Belongings For Transit

When you know it’s going to be raining on the day you move, the idea of getting your belongings ready so they don’t sustain damage can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, cardboard is not as flimsy as you might expect, so anything that is in a cardboard box will probably be fine, as long as you tape it well and seal any holes.

When to Call Mastodon Moving

If you were planning to keep any items, such as artwork or hanging clothing, outside of a box, it would undoubtedly be useful to turn to professional movers. Our Boston area moving company utilizes various packing materials, such as moving blankets, tarps, and other packing resources to keep all kinds of items safe, even in the worst weather.

Contact us today to request a moving estimate!

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