Rain can be very unpredictable and there is no way to know how long it will last. How many have not experienced inaccurate weather forecasts before? When it comes to relocation, this can be a challenge.
It can be easy to think that if you are only going to transport things over a short distance, then "it's probably going well." Then it is extra boring when there is a rain shower in the middle of the 5-10 minute long drive. This is because the rain can cause moisture damage to your belongings, which then leads to mold or mildew growth, and even rusty metal parts on furniture such as chairs and beds.
In order for you to be better prepared to move in the rain, we have written down some simple tips.
Precautions before moving begins
Moving can be a stressful process, and the last thing you want to do is worry about your belongings getting damaged by moisture or other damage. Therefore, it is important to take some precautions before moving.
There are several things you can do to make sure your belongings are safe while being transported. The first is by obtaining moving insurance. This covers any damage your items may incur during the move, whether it is raining or something else.
The second precaution is simply not to move when it rains. But if it is not possible to wait for you and the others who will help with the move, then here we have some advice that can be useful.
Package tips for you who are moving in the rain
It is challenging enough to pack for a relocation process. It is even more challenging to pack to move when it rains. But by following these simple packaging tips, you will be able to ensure that your belongings stay dry and safe:
- Make an overview of everything you are going to take with you.
- Decide what type of boxes, bags, or other packaging to use, and how much of it is needed.
- Buy the right amount of packaging. We recommend environmentally friendly alternatives such as recycled plastic and RAJA packaging rather than more traditional cardboard boxes and plastic garbage bags.
- Wrap all belongings before taking them out of the house.
- If you are driving with a trailer, cover the furniture with a tarpaulin.
Let someone else worry about the rain - order moving help
If you feel there is too much difficulty moving around in the rain on your own, there is another option: let someone else worry about it. With relocation assistance, you get professional assistance for the entire relocation process.
The relocation assistants come to your home or self-storage unit, packs everything in a van (which is of course waterproof), and transports the belongings to your new home. You can easily order moving assistance with us, we help make the moving process as easy as possible for you.