Moving House In Adverse Weather
Moving into a new home is stressful enough without having to worry about the weather! Unfortunately, no matter how well you plan for your house move, you might end up struggling to get by if it suddenly starts to rain. If you suspect that you might have to face some adverse weather when you move house, then here are just a few ways in which you can prepare yourself, your family and your belongings!1) Check the weather forecast.One of the best ways to prepare for adverse weather is to check the weather forecast for the day on which you want to move. Unfortunately, choosing your moving day isn’t always that much of a choice if you’re bound by contracts, or if your chosen removal company is only available for a short amount of time. Even if you do get some leeway in picking your own moving day, it’s often going to be too far in advance to check the weather. When you begin prepping for your move, keep checking different weather websites to see what information you can gather. You should be able to have a rough idea of what weather to expect around two weeks before your moving date. 2) Invest in different packing supplies.If it turns out that you are moving house on a windy or rainy day then it’s important that you consider the items that you’re taking with you. You might find it’s going to be a good idea to invest in some waterproof materials to wrap and cover your boxes and furniture. Find out the measurements of your furniture and buy plastic sheets that can cover your furniture entirely. Do the same for any electrical equipment (even if it’s going to be boxed) and any boxes of fragile items. 3) Make sure everything you’re taking is water-tight.Once you have the equipment that you need you can start to make your furniture and items water-tight. Take the sheets of plastic and wrap your items so that there’s no chance that water can get in. You can use different methods of sealing them, including strong rope tied around the sheets or you could even staple the sheets together (making sure you don’t accidentally staple your items!). Not all of your boxes need to be waterproof. You’ll be able to take the majority of them without them getting too wet, but if they contain items which are sensitive to water, or items that can break should the integrity of the box be compromised, then wrap these in plastic also. 4) Moving in strong winds.If you’re moving in strong winds then make sure that you have all of the help that you need. If your sofa would usually need two people to lift it, then make sure you have at least three. Strong winds can cause you lose your grip on what you’re holding, and can be very dangerous, so take extra special care. If you’re using a roof rack to transport some of your goods then it’s important you attach whatever it is you need to with the upmost care to prevent it coming lose! 5) If weather conditions are too bad, consider moving on a different day.If you have the option to move on a different day then this is definitely something to consider. Moving in adverse weather can be extremely difficult, so consider what you have to move and when you need to move to find out whether you can pick a different day!