When Its Raining on Moving Day in El Paso
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Here's how to handle a stormy moving day in El Paso like a master.
If You See the Rain:
1) Set Aside Cleaning Supplies & Towels
The first thing you will want to do is ensure that your cleaning materials as well as towels won't go into the truck too quickly. Despite the fact that your professional movers will probably set down floor protection, you will likely choose to mop once the move is finished and possibly throughout the day if there is ample mud or tracked-in puddles to deal with. Thus, have your mop and pail all set to go and in a position to place last inside the moving truck.
Towels are usually equally helpful for other purposes. Towels are able to dry off lightly wet items after they enter into the truck, wrap belongings to survive quick wet weather exposure, as well as mop up floor puddles should they come about. Thus, have a few bath towels on hand and don't be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them during the day. Contemplate placing down towels proactively through high-traffic paths.
Park the Moving truck Right Up to The Entrance
Subsequently, you must do everything possible to limit how long your stuff is carried under the open wet sky. Covered porches are good for extending your rain-protected walk if you have one. Either way, you will want to back the moving truck up as near to your doorstep as you possibly can, considering the ramp size if necessary. This may decrease the quantity of raindrops that can drop on your things and moving group through the day.
2) To Protect Your Things:
Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs
Attempt to set up the maximum amount of cover for your exterior walking course as you possibly can. Use covered porches when you can and check out the position for possible inventive use of tarps. You could be able to string a tarp from the top of the moving truck on the side of your porch, although perhaps not. Do not go crazy but try to limit the rain-exposed area in between the doorway and the truck.
Cover Home furniture & Boxes for Rain Exposure
Next, consider the way in which you might transfer pieces of furniture as well as cartons out of the doorway into the moving truck without getting them saturated. Tarps are perfect for this, too, however you can also get creative and make use of belongings you currently have. Good sized garbage bags, for example, can certainly wrap cartons or be put over home furnishings as you go along however have a higher possibility of catching air and flying away compared to a heavy tarp.
Even blankets along with towels can safeguard your belongings from a few feet of light drizzle when you move quickly.
Plastic Crates back and forth to the Truck
Consider buying several good sized plastic totes from a neighborhood home improvement store. These are extremely effective for hauling smaller belongings or boxes and can be used repeatedly. Use a closed plastic bin like a rain shield, placing items inside, then emptying the bin inside the truck and returning for another protected load. This method may take a bit more time but can keep your items free of moisture.
Towel Everything Off inside the Moving truck
Then when belongings do make it on the moving van, have someone inside with a pile of bath towels ready to dry them off. A fast towel-off may make a big difference for lightly moist as well as plastic-protected things and can additionally reduce the dampness in the moving truck through the move.
Keep bath towels inside likewise to be able to towel off tarps, packing containers, and plastic wrap that has carried out its job yet got soaked in the process.
3) To Guard Your Flooring surfaces:
Floor Mats for Foot Wiping
Should there be mud on the moving route, put down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entrance being utilized. Encourage foot wiping for everyone and be ready to shake out the mats to utilize over halfway through the move. Place down towels to prevent puddles.
Bucket Brigade Through the Doorway
One fantastic approach to help keep your floors clean during a wet or muddy move is to work in a bucket-brigade manner. Have one team of individuals inside with clean shoes picking up boxes and furniture to get them to the front entrance door, and another crew with muddy footwear taking items from there to the moving truck. Use your tiled entranceway or perhaps covered porch as the hand-off area.
Wipe Puddles & Mud Slicks Swiftly
Lastly, keep those towels and mop-bucket handy in order to instantly clean all messes which make it inside. Mud can be put right back outdoors or mopped up and dumped down a drain and puddles may be soaked up with bathroom towels. If your bath towels end up being too wet as you go along, toss all of them in the dryer (if it isn't presently loaded on the moving truck) or look for places to hang them in rotation.
In the event that all this preparation sounds a bit mind-boggling, bear in mind, if hiring professional movers in El Paso, they'll take the hassle out of a stormy moving day by determining the details of everything for you in an effort to lessen the exposure to your items.
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