In case you have decided to leave your current home and move to another city or even somewhere all the way across the country, we assume that you are in quite a hectic and stressful period of your life. We all know that the relocation process is somewhat demanding and complicated. For that reason, it is of utmost importance that you make a solid plan long before you get the whole process started, and stick to it all the way until the end. However, you’ll agree with as that there are some situations that you just cannot plan in advance. For instance, when it comes to weather on your moving day, there’s not much you can do to change it if it’s not that favorable for your move. What you can do is get ready for some unfavorable conditions and not let the weather ruin your moving day. Here are some things you should keep in mind:
Set a backup date
We suggest that you talk to your chosen moving company about the possibility of changing your moving date in case something comes up and you’re forced to do so. Weather conditions can be one of the reasons why you won’t be able to stick to your prearranged schedule, so you will feel much more comfortable knowing that you can still go on with your plan once the conditions are more favorable to do so.
Protect your belongings
If the weather is not that bad that you have to change the moving date, but it’s still not quite ideal for relocating, you will need to make sure your things are adequately protected. For instance, it is advisable to put your small electronics, cords, and cables in waterproof plastic bags to protect them from getting wet. As for the larger electronics, have your moving company protect those. Your movers can wrap wooden furniture and appliances in heavy plastic wrap, and that way make sure they are safe during the transportation.
Plan your transportation
For those of you whose plan is to drive to the new house, it is crucial that you service your car ahead of time so as to avoid overheat or breakdown somewhere along the road. Another important thing to bear in mind is to plan a route for the worst case scenario. Of course, it would be best to avoid it, but have a backup plan just in case. Finally, if you’re going to move during winter, bring a shovel, snowblower, and salt for sidewalks.
Protect your house
Finally, in addition to protecting your belongings, remember to protect your home, too. You should protect your entryway floors because movers will walk in and out of your house many times. For that reason, make sure you put some towels or large blankets in the doorways, which will help you avoid having to clean mud and salt on your very first day in the new house. For wood floors, bring a waterproof tarp to protect them from possible water damage.
We hope these tips will come in handy should some unfavorable weather conditions change the original plan for your move. Remember to take some precautionary measures, and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck with your move!