Tips for Moving in the Rain

In a perfect world your moving day will be a comfortable 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with a few passing clouds for shade and a gentle breeze. Your movers will never break a sweat; they will work quickly, and you will be done faster than you plan. It is very unlikely that this will describe your day. If storm clouds are in your future, you will need a few tips to consider when moving in the rain.

  • Make sure furniture is protected. The best moving companies will generally be prepared to handle these situations with appropriate supplies. Just make sure you know what you are being charged for all those thoughtful extras.

  • Know your route. If you are traveling cross-country it is a lot more stressful to find your way when visibility is limited. You do not want your nose buried in a map.

  • Wear raingear. A raincoat and boots are essential. This is especially true if you are loading a moving truck or moving pods. You do not want to slip, and you certainly do not want to be forced to try to avoid every puddle. A ball cap under your hood will keep the rain out of your eyes.

  • Use towels or washable rugs to create a walking path through the house to help spare the carpet.

  • Pencil in breaks. Your stress level will naturally be higher and you will likely be more irritable. Take breaks and snack on healthy food so your sugar level doesn’t peak and crash all day.

  • Learn to laugh. One of the most important tips to consider if you move in the rain is to try to have fun. Moving house is never easy. Try looking at it as an adventure. Remember how much fun you had playing in the rain as a child? It is not so bad! At least it’s not freezing rain or hail!


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