What to Do When Rainy Day = Moving Day in Tulsa

rainy dayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've planned your move to Tulsa rigorously. Everything's packed up, the professional movers will be here in the near future, and the weather has been clear and full of sunshine for many days. Yet on the day of your move, you wake up to the soft pitter-patter of rain soaking into your grass and also shimmering on the pavement. Bad weather is the very final thing you desire when you are getting ready for a big moving day. Who wants wet belongings, slick sidewalks, and extra mud to cope with? But do not panic! As a moving company which has been around for more than 4 decades, we have seen lots of moving days, rain or shine, and we guarantee you might make it through with marginal wetness and mud in the deal.

Here is how to address a stormy moving day in Tulsa like a master...

When You See the Rain:

Reserve Cleaning Materials & Bath towels

The very first thing you should do is be sure that your cleaning materials along with bath towels don't go into the truck too soon. Even though your professional movers are going to lay out floor protection, you will probably choose to clean once the move is finished and perhaps through the day should there be enough mud or even tracked-in puddles to handle. Therefore, have your mop and pail ready to go and able to toss last inside the moving truck.

Bath towels are just as helpful for different purposes. Towels are able to dry off lightly moist things once they get into the truck, cover belongings to survive short bad weather exposure, and also clean up floor puddles once they happen. Consequently, keep a handful of towels on hand and don't be bashful about quick-wash or quick-drying them through the day. Contemplate placing down towels proactively through high-traffic walkways.

Back the Truck Right Up to Your Door

Then, do everything you're able to to minimize the span of time your stuff is moved beneath the open rainy sky. Covered porches are great for increasing your rain-protected walk if you have one. In either case, you'll want to back the moving van up as near to your home as is possible, thinking about the ramp size if needed. This tends to decrease the quantity of raindrops that will fall on your things and moving team throughout the day.

Everyone Wear Non-Slip Footwear

Finally, request your entire family and move-assisting pals to put on actual shoes. Athletic shoes with rubber soles would be best, and slippery sandals are the worst. Truly, not anyone ought to be sporting sandals when moving in any case but also look out for slick urban sneaks like Converse that can become treacherously slick in the rain. You may even choose to hand out big plastic ponchos for the outside team.

To Shield Your Stuff:

Covered Porches and Make-Shift Tarp Roofs

Try to set up the maximum amount of cover for your exterior walking route as is feasible. Utilize covered porches whenever you can and look into the spot for possible imaginative use of tarps. You could be able to string a tarp from the top of the moving truck on the edge of your porch, but then again maybe not. You should not go crazy however attempt to reduce the rain-exposed room from the home and also the truck.

Cover Pieces of furniture & Cartons for Rainfall Exposure

Following, take into consideration exactly how you'll transfer pieces of furniture as well as boxes out of the doorway to the moving van without getting them wet. Tarps are great for this, as well, but you can also get innovative and use items you currently have. Good sized trash bags, as an example, can cover cardboard boxes or be set over household furniture along the way but have a greater danger of catching air and flying away than the usual heavy tarp.

Even blankets as well as towels can safeguard your things from a couple of feet of mild drizzle if you move swiftly.

Plastic Crates back and forth from the Moving van

Consider picking up a couple of big plastic bins from your nearby home improvement center. These are quite effective for transporting smaller things or packing containers and can be utilized over and over. Use a sealed plastic bin like a rain shield, placing things inside, then emptying the crate inside the moving truck and returning for another protected load. This technique might take a bit more time but will keep your items free of moisture.

Towel Everything Off in the Truck

And once belongings do make it to the truck, have somebody inside with a pile of towels waiting to dry them off. A quick towel-off can create a huge difference for lightly soggy as well as plastic-protected items and may additionally decrease the moisture within the truck during the move.

Keep towels inside the house as well to towel off tarps, containers, and plastic wrap which has executed its role however got soaked at the same time.

To Safeguard Your Flooring surfaces:

Floor Mats for Foot Wiping

If there is mud on the transport pathway, set down heavy-duty floor mats / welcome mats at any entry being utilized. Urge foot wiping for everyone and be prepared to shake out the rugs to use over midway through the move. Place down towels to prevent puddles.

Bucket Brigade Across the Entrance

One superb approach to keep your flooring surfaces clean during a rainy or muddy move will be to operate in a bucket-brigade style. Have one crew of individuals inside your home with clean shoes picking up cartons and home furnishings to get them to the front door, and the other team with dirty footwear who take belongings from there to the moving van. Make use of your tiled front entrance or perhaps covered porch as the hand-off area.

Towel-Up Puddles & Mud Slicks Quickly

Finally, keep the towels and also mop-bucket on hand to be able to quickly tidy up all messes which make it indoors. Mud can be put right back outside or mopped up and poured down the drain and puddles might be soaked up with bath towels. Should your bath towels end up being too soaked as you go along, toss them in the dryer (if it's not currently loaded on the moving van) or find locations to hang them in rotation.

In the event that all of this planning seems a bit mind-boggling, remember, if hiring professional movers in Tulsa, they are going to take the worry out of a wet moving day by determining the specifics of everything for you in an effort to minimize the exposure to your belongings.

 

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