Moving in bad weather: a guide

Moving is never easy. Most people prefer to move during the summer for obvious reasons. It is warm outside and there is a low chance of rain. However, some people cannot choose their moving date or they want to save. Usually, most Pompano Beach movers are more affordable during the winter or fall. But this increases the chance of rain and snow. For this reason, here is a guide for moving in bad weather. 

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It is not comfortable to move during the snow

Prepare well for moving in bad weather 

As mentioned, if you are moving during the fall or winter, you can expect bad weather. For this reason, you should discuss with City Movers about their policies regarding unfavorable weather conditions. This is not the first time your movers need to relocate someone during bad weather. Your movers are professionals so they will know how to operate under harder conditions. In addition to this, they can give you a couple of tips and instructions on how to prepare, what to get, etc. In the meantime, you can prepare warm clothes, waterproof boots, rain jackets, umbrellas, and something warm to drink. Since extreme hot days can also be seen as bad weather, make sure to wear lightweight clothing, drink water, and wear comfortable shoes that are not flip flops. Hats and sunscreens are also needed. 

How to pack your items 

Packing is the most important part of your move. This is even more important when moving during the bad weather. First of all, you should pack your items properly. This means a box, bubble wrapping, filling, and then you seal the box. However, when it is raining or snowing outside, you need to cover your boxes as well. Cardboard will get wet in the rain which means your items might get damaged. You can cover your boxes with waterproof materials, such as plastic covers. In addition to this, large and bulky furniture should also be covered. Then, you can use waterproof bins. They are perfect for rainy days. Expensive and valuable items have priority, especially electronics. Lastly, you can hire professional packers. They will pack your items for unfavorable weather. 

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It can be also very dangerous to move during unfavorable weather

More tips for unfavorable weather conditions 

Here is the last set of tips for moving in bad weather. 

  • Wait for a break in the weather – this is only possible if you have the option to reschedule the move. However, it is better to wait especially during the heavy rain or when there is ice on the road. 
  • Place towels and padding in your home – this applies both to your old and new home. If it is raining, movers will bring dirt and mud inside. Since you should leave your old house in a clean state, prevent making a mess. In addition to this, it would not be a welcoming sight to see mud all over your new house.  
  • Prepare trash bags – when movers are done, you need to throw away muddy towels. 
  • Remove the protective materials – remove the covers quickly so your furniture can breathe.  

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Given that the governor of Florida has deemed moving industry an “essential business” following the COVID-19 pandemic, Get Moved Today would like to inform our loyal customers that we intend to keep on putting your safety first, just as we have been doing since our first day in the business. While taking care of your relocation, we will continue to follow sanitation guidelines and practices and take every necessary precaution to keep you and your family safe at all times. As an established moving company, we are making sure that our teams take extensive measures to prevent the spreading of the virus during our activities – all the while providing you with the finest moving services in Florida. Rest assured we will be implementing the following proactive measure during your move:

  • You will be able to get a free estimate on-line, virtually, or via email.
  • If you are feeling ill or suspect exposure to the virus, we can work out a way to reschedule, postpone, or cancel your move if you consider that necessary. As for our team members, it will be mandatory to stay at home if there are any similar concerns.
  • Social distancing measures have been put into effect on our part, so there willbe no handshakes or touching while our work is in progress.
  • We are equipped with gloves, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant sprays and wipes.
  • We kindly ask you to please give our team members the space they need to maintain our social distancing guidelines and still provide you with an efficient and enjoyable move.
  • Please try to keep doorways and windows open, this will increase air circulation and maintain more appropriate working conditions for our team.
  • We perform thorough sanitation of our trucks and all of our moving equipment after each more, so we can reduce cross-contamination risks.
  • Hopefully, you will be able to take similar measures and sanitize your home inorder to keep our crew as safe as possible

We would like to thank you for hiring Get Moved Today – regardless of the circumstances, we will continue to provide the top-rated moving services we alwayshave been; feel free to contact us and share your questions or concerns anytime. Our staff is here for you 24/7.

Thank you, and stay safe and healthy!