Ideally, when you are moving to a new Metro Atlanta home, you will want to do it on a pleasant and sunny day which makes everything much easier.
However, if you are moving in the winter, or an unexpected deluge shows up on your pre-arranged moving day, it can really dampen your enthusiasm and throw a wrench into your plans.
It can also make you worry about your possessions being damaged as you move them into your new home.
Don’t worry; it’s still possible to move your possessions in the rain, snow or cold. All you need is a little bit of technique, forethought, and planning.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are moving on a day with terrible weather:
Dress For Success
Make sure everyone in the family is dressed warmly. You will be going back and forth from indoors to outdoors a lot, so it might be tempting to not bother with your warm clothes.
However, it’s important to dress appropriately. You don’t want anyone catching a cold.
Wear multiple layers that you can take off or put on accordingly. Also, remember a rainproof layer if it’s pouring.
In snowy climates, clear the driveway and the front porch of snow and ice, and sprinkle them with salt.
This is very important to ensure that no one slips and falls while carrying boxes out of the old house and into your new home.
The last interruption you need on moving day is a trip to the emergency room.
Wrap Up Your Belongings
If it is raining or snowing you will need to protect your belongings from getting wet.
Wrap your furniture in waterproof plastic and seal your boxes with packing tape and plastic.
Invest in enough of these supplies before the moving day so you don’t have to run to the store to buy more in the middle of your move.
Keep It Clean
At your new house, set up an area at the front door with towels so that everyone can dry off the boxes and themselves to avoid tracking rain or snow into the new house.
As these simple tips point out, packing and moving in the rain or snow is a problem that can be overcome with appropriate planning.
Plus, sometimes moving in the winter can give you an advantage because there will be a low service demand that can decrease your moving costs.
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~ Ed Short, Atlanta REALTOR®