How to Move House in Bad Weather Conditions30th November 2018
When weather conditions aren’t in your favour, moving house can turn from a worrying venture into a highly stressful one. However, with enough preparation and guidance you should find that your move can be easily managed whether it’s raining, snowing or storming outside. This article is going to help you do just that — just follow some of our top tips.
First thing’s first – check the forecast for your given moving day. While weather conditions may be out of your control, giving yourself enough time to make the necessary preparations will give you the best chance of achieving a successful move. How you approach the move will vary depending on whether there is light rain, heavy rain, sleet, snow or thunderstorms, so ensure you acquire as much information as you possibly can beforehand.
When weather conditions are torrential, extra care will be needed to ensure that your items are protected.
- Make sure every box is sealed fully. Use extra tape if needed.
- Preferably, we recommend using plastic boxes if available.
- If you are using cardboard boxes, wrap them in cling film, plastic sheets or blankets to avoid them getting soaked by the rain.
You may feel compelled to move quickly when transporting your items from house to moving van. However, doing so could compromise the safety of both yourself and your items. Follow these rules for the safest results:
- Have your moving van parked as close to your house as possible.
- If it is icy outside, plan the route you will take to your moving van and and remove as much snow and ice from the path as possible.
- Whether it’s icy or just a little rainy, move carefully. Attempting to move too fast while carrying heavy loads in slippery conditions can lead to a dangerous fall.
- If driving the moving van, the same rules apply. While you may be tempted to drive a little more promptly, it is recommended you take your time on the roads in slippery conditions. Not only is it safer for you but sudden jolts can also leave your possessions prone to damage.
- Given the extra risk of damage, insuring your items would be a smart way to keep yourself covered in the event of an accident.
- If weather is extremely bad — thunderstorms for example — don’t be afraid to reschedule.
- Book a professional removals company. Booking a reputable moving company, such as Darvills Storage, will help reduce any stress or difficulty involved with moves in poor weather. The team at Darvills have years of experience in the industry and are fully versed in moving operations in any and all weather. They’ll know how to transport your items safely and efficiently and will offer specialist equipment to ensure your possessions arrive in their optimum condition.
At Darvills Storage, our friendly team are dedicated to helping you start a new chapter in your life with efficient moving services. Whether you need commercial moves or domestic moves – or even international moves – we have the expertise to provide the solution. Give our friendly team a call today to find out more.This entry was posted in moving house tips and tagged moving, removals. Bookmark the permalink. ← Ultimate Checklist Moving Abroad from the UK How Safe Are Self-Storage Units? →