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Tips for Moving in the Rain

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Let’s face it: Mother Nature is rarely agreeable when you need her to be. Ideal conditions for moving to that new apartment or house probably don’t really exist; even if they did, chances are you’ll face a host of inconveniences along the way.

This is why preparation before the move is so important. Even your well-boxed stuff can get drenched through if the rain is pounding down like the Amazon rainforest—and you can forget about your delicate sofas and electronics! Because the movers at SMARTBOX have moved so many times before, we’re happy to help with the many things we’ve picked up to help you make the transition smoothly—weather be damned.

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Make Sure Your Destination Home Is Prepped

Remember: you’ll be moving in quickly and possibly with wet containers and boxes. Prepping the destination home for the new move is one of the most overlooked aspects of a move, given everything else that you’re worried about.

Make space for your large items beforehand, and set aside well-defined sections for your smaller boxes. Not only does this allow the move to proceed more quickly, but the organization will make the weeks to come much easier as you start putting things in their proper places.

Plan for a Rainy Day—Protect Your Stuff!

There a variety of ways to protect your belongings from rain or snow; obviously, some are better than others. Cardboard boxes should be thick and durable, and the wide-area masking tape used to seal these boxes should not be the cheap kind. For furniture and delicate items, you might want to consider buying mattress pads and durable plastic covers.

Of course, it’s also possible to keep moving costs down and simply use stuff from around the house for temporary protection; almost everyone has old blankets and sheets that aren’t being used much. Wrap your clothing in these, and use some to cover the couches and furniture with finished wood surfaces.

Use SMARTBOX to Facilitate Your Move

If you really want to be assured your furniture, electronics, and delicate items are protected, SMARTBOX is a full-service moving company that only uses storage containers with weather-resistant covers. In fact, let’s say you’re planning a big move and you’re from Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia, then SMARTBOX can bring large, weather-resistant portable storage containers that can be parked on your street or property for you (or us) to fill at your convenience!

These very handy containers allow you to move your stuff little-by-little; once they’re filled up, SMARTBOX can come by and move them to your desired destination. There’s no need to make the considerable task of moving a single long, hectic weekend in which you’re rushing to get out in time. Start a month or more early with SMARTBOX storage containers.

Wear the Right Clothes for the Job

Everyone who is helping you move should have on no-slip boots or similar footwear. This is standard for moving jobs anyway, to protect your feet from falling boxes and keep you stable from slippages. If it rains, then appropriate footwear is a must—nothing throws a wrench in moving plans as much as someone having to go to the hospital.

Moving to a new place is an inevitability for most people; thankfully, it happens infrequently. Let SMARTBOX make it a smooth, unhurried, and pleasant experience—make sure your stuff is protected from the elements.

Reserve your boxes today to get started or see how many storage containers you’ll need with our space estimator!

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