As everyone who lives in Colorado knows, the weather is unpredictable and often severe. While we carry equipment to help us relocate you safely in bad weather and keep your home or business clean, we also have some tips below.
1. Safe packing:
Moving in bad weather means paying close attention to packing your belongings so they are not wet or damaged by water. If you know that you are going to move during the winter season, protect your property accordingly, it may rain or snow and / or be blizzard. Depending on the size of your move, you can buy enough plastic wrap to cover all your items or just enough to protect them. But better your more than not enough and it can serve you for different things. Wrap all your items in an extra layer of wrapping paper, bubble wrap and / or blankets. Packing your things in a box can protect them from most things, but moisture from rain or snow can damage them more.
2.Get ready for this day:
Although it is difficult to get around in bad weather, there are some things we can not avoid on the big day. If you move in the cold, be sure to put on several layers of clothing and wear a thick jacket, hat, gloves, etc. For rain, be sure to wear rain boots, rain coats. And do not hesitate to drink or offer hot drinks to participants.
3. Weather conditions:
Watch weather reports about a week before your move and watch them often, until D-Day. If you see that weather conditions may not be in your favor pack accordingly, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
4. Use garbage bags:
A helpful tip when moving in bad weather is to dispose of plastic garbage bags. They offer an extra layer of protection and have multiple uses. Place the garbage bags on a stack of clothes on a hanger or place paper objects and books in bags, then in boxes or a clear container.
Garbage bags can also protect upholstery such as pillows, cushions and bedding.
5. Have your important items packed by professionals:
Even if you pack most of your items yourself, having some professionally packaged items during a move in bad weather can help prevent the damage of some of them costly or very important like computers, tv …, as well as works of art or intimate or high-quality objects.
6. Prepare your house:
When you finally arrive in your new home, place rags and towels on the floor. This can help prevent moving movers into your new home. In case of snow, make sure your door and driveway are salted and, if possible, regularly shoveled during the move. Loading your belongings into the moving van will require many trips. You will not be able to avoid following dirt tracks in your home. Keep your carpets, floors and house clean by putting mats in the aisles. Before the movers start loading your items, move all possible boxes to the edge of your paths.
7. Take out the packaged items:
Garbage bags are a great way to load last-minute items on the day of the move. They also offer an extra layer of protection in bad weather. You can load them with your clothes, your pillows, your stuffed animals and more. They are also useful after your move if you have a lot of things to clean, such as wet paper towels, rags or unusable towels.