What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Oklahoma City

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've planned your move to Oklahoma City meticulously. Everything is packed up, the professional movers will be here soon, and the weather has been clear and sunny for days. However on the day of your move, you get up to the soft pitter-patter of wet weather soaking in your lawn and also shimmering on the street. Bad weather is considered the very last thing you desire when you're get yourself ready for a big moving day. Who likes saturated items, slick sidewalks, and extra mud to cope with? But don't freak out! Being a moving company which has existed for more than 4 decades, we've seen plenty of moving days, rain or shine, and we promise you might make it through with minimal moisture and mud as you go along.

Here is how to manage a wet moving day in Oklahoma City like a professional...

When You See the Rain:

Set Aside Cleaning Materials & Bathroom towels

The first thing you'll want to do is ensure that your cleaning supplies as well as bath towels don't go into the truck prematurely. Although your professional movers will lay out floor protection, you will probably want to mop when the move is over and perhaps during the day should there be enough mud or perhaps tracked-in messes to handle. Thus, have your mop and pail prepared to go and ready to throw last into the truck.

Towels are similarly ideal for other benefits. Towels will be able to dry off lightly wet items when they get into the truck, cover belongings to survive short rain exposure, and also mop up floor messes once they come about. Thus, have a handful of bath towels on hand and don't be shy about quick-wash or quick-drying them throughout the day. Contemplate placing down towels proactively through high-traffic paths.

Park the Moving truck Right Up to The Home

Next, do everything possible to minimize how long your stuff will be carried under the open rainy sky. Covered porches are great for extending your rain-protected walk if you have one. Regardless, you'll want to back the truck up as close to your doorstep as you can, considering the ramp size as appropriate. This will minimize the volume of raindrops that could fall down on your things in addition to moving team throughout the day.

Everyone Don Non-Slip Footwear

Finally, request all of your family and move-assisting buddies to wear actual footwear. Athletic shoes with rubber soles would be best, and slick sandals are the worst. Really, not anyone should be donning sandals whilst moving at any rate but in addition look out for slick urban sneaks like Converse that can turn out to be alarmingly slick in the precipitation. You may even like to give out big plastic ponchos for the out of doors folks.

To Protect Your Items:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Attempt to set up the maximum amount of cover for your out of doors walking course as is feasible. Make use of covered porches when you're able to and check out the area for possible inventive usage of tarps. You may be able to string a tarp from the top of the truck towards the edge of your porch, however perhaps not. Do not go overboard yet make an effort to minimize the rain-exposed room in between your home as well as the moving truck.

Wrap Furniture & Cartons for Rain Exposure

Then, take into consideration how you'll move pieces of furniture and boxes from the door into the truck without getting them drenched. Tarps are good for this, too, however you can also get innovative and utilize belongings you already have. Good sized garbage bags, as an example, will be able to wrap cardboard boxes or perhaps be laid over home furnishings as you go along although have a increased danger of catching air and flying away than the usual heavy tarp.

Even blankets and towels can shield your items from a few feet of gentle drizzle when you move quickly.

Plastic Crates to and From the Moving van

Think about buying a couple of good sized plastic crates from your nearby home improvement center. They're extremely effective for moving smaller things or cartons and can be utilized over and over. Start using a sealed plastic bin like a rain shield, setting items inside, and then emptying the crate inside the truck and returning for another covered load. This technique might take a bit more time but can keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off in the Moving truck

And when things do make it into the moving truck, have somebody inside with a bunch of towels prepared to dry them off. A quick towel-off might create a significant difference for lightly damp as well as plastic-protected belongings and can likewise decrease the moisture in the moving truck throughout the move.

Keep bath towels inside as well in order to towel off tarps, cartons, and plastic wrap which has carried out their role however got moist at the same time.

To Protect Your Floors:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

When there's mud on the transport route, lay out heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entrance being used. Urge foot wiping for everyone and be in a position to shake out the mats to employ again halfway through the move. Place down towels to counteract puddles.

Bucket Brigade Through the Doorway

One fantastic technique to help keep your flooring surfaces clean during a rainy or muddy move is always to work in a bucket-brigade style. Have one team of people in the house with clean footwear picking up boxes and household furniture to get them to the front entrance door, and the other group with muddy footwear who take items from there to the truck. Use your tiled entranceway or even covered porch as the hand-off zone.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Promptly

Finally, keep those towels and also mop-bucket convenient to be able to immediately clean up any messes which make it indoors. Mud may be put right back outdoors or mopped up and dumped down a drain and puddles might be soaked up with bath towels. In case your bath towels become excessively wet along the way, throw all of them in the dryer (if it isn't currently loaded on the moving van) or find places to hang them in rotation.

In the event that all this planning feels a bit daunting, keep in mind, if hiring professional movers in Oklahoma City, they will take the stress out of a wet moving day by figuring out the specifics of everything for you in order to reduce the exposure to your belongings.

 

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