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Moving House in the Rain? Make it easy with Tips from Santa Fe Wridgways!

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So you’ve booked a removalist well in advance, the packing has started and the house will be cleaned and clutter-free all in preparation for the big day! But as moving day approaches Mother Nature decides to intervene; now you’re just going to have to move in the rain!

While it’s not an ideal situation, our experienced removal team deals with harsh weather constraints on a daily basis. So who else is better equipped to guide you through tips for moving in the rain than Wridgways? Follow these tips to make in the rain moving as painless as possible:

  1.        Ensure that you and your family/friends moving safely:

Everything will be more slippery than normal so remember to wear sturdy boots with a heavy tread.  Consider wearing gloves to give you that extra grip if you are planning on moving furniture and boxes around on the day.

  1.        Use the right removal boxes

Protecting your precious belongings is of course a priority, especially on a rainy day. Be careful what kind of boxes you use to pack and move your belongings. Boxes collected from supermarkets and fruit stores might lose their structure and ability to protect your items when they get wet.  Choosing purpose built removal cartons will ensure durability on the day and added protection for the items inside. If you will be moving some of the boxes yourself make sure to hold the boxes from the bottom for support, and keep them under shelter as much as possible.

  1.        Engage in the services of a professional removalist:

Your experienced removalists will be there on the rainy day to assist with all of the heavy lifting! We have been moving in the rain for over 120 years, so there’s no one better placed to handle your move with efficiency and care. Our experience, combined with our specialised packing materials, will provide the best possible protection to your precious belongings on a rainy day. Leave the hard work to us!

  1.        Moving insurance is critical

While your removalist will always take the upmost care when moving your goods, there are times when accidents do happen. During a wet move, it is more likely that accidents out of our control will happen. Water damage is more likely as well as vehicle accidents in heavy rain. Moving insurance is a recommended investment, particularly during heavy rain, for peace of mind. Moving insurance is designed specifically to cover your household goods being moved from one house to another and can include any periods of storage.  A quality, credible insurance company will offer you moving insurance, as Wridgways does.

Sure, moving in the rain might be a pain. But if you plan ahead and follow these simple tips, you’ll get through it just fine. Think of the story you’ll be able to share once you are safely in your new home!