Moving on a rainy day in NYC is neither enjoyable nor recommended. Nevertheless, not much can be done to regulate the weather, which is especially problematic when relocations are planned many months in advance.
So, you’ve finally finished getting everything ready for your imminent move. Congratulations! After you have finished organizing, cleaning, and packing your belongings, waiting for the movers to arrive at your new location is the only thing left. But what if there is a chance that it will rain, but there is no longer any way for you to reschedule the appointment?
While you have little control over the weather, there are a few things you can take to ensure that your move goes according to plan with as little disturbance as possible to your belongings if it rains. Throughout your move, here is how to ensure your possessions remain dry and unharmed.
When the weather isn’t on your side, you can still get around the city with Energy Moving. We’ll advise you on how to move in a rainy day in NYC with Energy Moving in this blog post.
Get your moving rain supplies ready.
You will require additional materials every time it rains to keep your furniture and things dry and safe. In addition, you must also ensure that the boxes containing your valuables are kept dry because moisture can penetrate through cardboard and cause your belongings to become damp.
Hence, in addition to the standard moving materials that you will need, you should also ensure that you have the items that will be useful if you have to move during a rainstorm.
On the day of the move, garbage bags and shrink wrap will be your most reliable allies, so stock up on as many of each as possible. Make sure you have some spare towels, umbrellas, rain boots, coats, and a change of clothes set aside. This will make it so that you can easily reach your protective gear, removing the need to go through the trouble of unpacking boxes to find it before your move.
Wrap items in plastic
Moving blankets are typically used to keep the items from becoming damaged. Moving blankets, however, are not waterproof. Thus, they will not prevent your belongings from getting wet. Wrapping your products in plastic is the most excellent option available to you. This is far simpler than you may realize.
Using garbage bags and cling wrap is a simple way to keep your belongings safe while you travel. These things are not only simple to find but also inexpensive and will perform a better job than using larger pieces of less flexible plastic (such as tarps or plastic sheets.) Stop by the grocery store to pick up some garbage bags and cling wrap in the week leading up to your relocation. This way, you will be prepared regardless of whether or not it rains. Large furniture items, such as your couch and wood bookcases, can benefit from being covered with cling wrap. Furthermore, don’t forget to bring your mattresses.
If you want to keep your tiny goods from becoming wet, you can protect them by wrapping them in trash bags. As an additional defense measure, you can give extra protection to your paper goods and books by placing them in a garbage bag before placing them in a plastic storage container.
Don’t skimp on rain gear
While moving in the rain, the obvious first step is to protect your things, but you shouldn’t overlook the need to protect yourself. Moving while it is raining puts everyone involved at a greater risk of injury.
Choose shoes that won’t slip to reduce the potential for injury. In addition to that, you should bring the items listed below to make the moving process less stressful.
Establish a canopy tent
When you put up a canopy tent between your front door and the moving truck, it will assist in minimizing or shortening the distance that your possessions have to be carried out in the pouring rain. This will prevent both your belongings and the movers from becoming soaked to the skin if it rains. If it is going to rain heavily or if it is going to rain consistently, this is an especially smart option.
Because canopy tents are typically somewhat flimsy, we advise only using them on days with calm weather. When the wind picks up, there is a chance that your tent will be blown away or become more of a burden than an advantage when you try to move it.
When you are finished using it, a canopy tent is simple to take apart, which is one of the best features of this type of tent. You only need to disassemble it and toss it in the back of your moving vehicle to move it.
Collect your boxes and items in your garage or hallway
If you schedule your move for a day when it is raining, your movers may track water and mud through your home. This may be avoided with a little bit of planning ahead of time. If you arrange all of your belongings into one area close to your house’s front door, it will reduce the time the movers have to spend walking around your home.
Put all of your heaviest belongings in one place, such the hallway or the foyer of your home. Your moving crew will load these boxes onto your moving truck first to ensure that your other belongings are not damaged due to the weight of the boxes.
Set up an assembly line
If it’s raining outside, moving your belongings in an assembly line is one more step you can take to keep the muck outside where it belongs. Assigning the responsibility of transporting objects to the door to one specific moving team member is recommended. This individual will remain inside and transfer boxes and other stuff to a person standing outside. This person might hand off the products to another person waiting inside the moving truck.
Someone can’t walk through your home wearing dirty shoes when you have an assembly line. You can employ this identical method once you have moved into your new residence. This is a much simpler and quicker solution than asking visitors to remove their shoes at the door before entering the building.
As you load the items, wipe them.
Once the boxes and furniture have been loaded onto the moving truck, use the towels you kept out earlier to wipe down the surfaces of the boxes and furniture. After the things have been cleaned and dried, place a couple of towels on the floor of the truck bed where they will be put for the first time, and then stack the objects.
After that, you can load the dry items into the truck’s back compartment. This will prevent rain from soaking into your belongings and prevent puddles from forming inside the vehicle.
Wet things should be unpacked first.
It is not always possible to prevent things or crates from being exposed to moisture. In this scenario, you need to ensure that the wet boxes and objects are the first unpacked once your belongings have been delivered to your new home by the movers. It is not a prudent decision to store your belongings in damp boxes. This can cause mold and mildew to grow on your belongings or, at the very least, water damage to your documents and things.
Consult Energy Moving to move in a rainy day in NYC
Moving into a new house may be highly stressful, especially if severe weather is expected during the move. If you follow the advice above, you will have an easier time moving around on a wet day, and your belongings will be safe. Why not hand off the responsibility to the experts if you are concerned about the possibility of your furniture and other belongings getting wet during the move?
Energy Moving is here to assist you in handling your move in a rainy day in NYC. Even when it’s pouring outside, you’ll have no trouble getting around the city thanks to Energy Moving. Enjoy the incredible metropolis of New York while avoiding danger and staying dry.