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Are you Moving During a Rain or Snow Storm?

Living in North Carolina can be a very rewarding experience especially if the weather is nice. But moving during certain times of the year can be challenging especially if the weather turns bad as often becomes the case. Whether you are moving your family or business across town, the state, or around the country planning for the unexpected is as important as not forgetting to do something regarding your move. During the summer months thunderstorms can occur out of the blue and in the winter, what was once a rain event can turn to sleet, ice, or snow at a moment’s notice. If you are planning a move at any time of the year, there are moving tips to help navigate even the most dangerous of weather conditions.

Keep Large Leaf Bags on Hand

If the weather turns bad it is a good idea to have plastic bags to cover items being loaded onto the truck. Wet boxes can make for a messy situation not to mention getting items in those boxes wet. Plastic bags are an effective and cheap way of keeping all of your boxed items dry during a rain, sleet, or snow event.

Plenty of Towels on Hand

As you are transporting large items and furniture to and from the moving van having towels to wipe off any water or moisture that has accumulated is not only practical but a protective idea. Have plenty of towels and make sure your dryer is still operational if you are leaving it, to dry any wet towels.

Protect Floors and Entrance Ways

If a storm suddenly begins or there has been in climate weather, being able to protect floors and entranceways will ensure no one slips and hurts themselves during the moving process. It is also a good idea to have anyone helping you with the move to be assigned inside only and outside only moving tasks. This can be achieved quite easily if you establish an assembly line. That way you will have an efficient and speedway to load or unload items exposing them to the least amount of bad weather and at the same time protecting people, articles, and the dwelling as best as you can. Assigning everyone who assists, if you are moving yourself, a specific task will also speed up the process. It will also reduce additional cleanup that may be due to tracking wet and soiled shoes all over your home.

Choose What You Move and When, Strategically

Expensive items, electronics, lamps not boxed, and furniture all need to be protected during a move especially if it is raining or snowing outside. Try to time the weather event and stage items ready to move at a moment’s notice if the foul weather subsides for any length of time. Plastic bags, plastic rolls, towels, plastic bins, and efficient planning and execution will significantly help reduce issues with articles and furniture becoming wet during bad weather moves.

Why Choose Tru-Pak Moving Systems?

If you are planning to hire a moving company in Hickory NC, one of your neighbors is the most successful moving company in all of North Carolina. Tru-Pak Moving Systems has been assisting Hickory residents and businesses with professional moving services since 1960. We specialize in local and long-distance moving, regardless of weather conditions outside. We take all of the necessary precautions to ensure your items are protected on both sides of the move. The last thing we would want is for any of your belongings to become wet, damaged, or compromised in any way. Tru-Pak Moving specializes in residential, commercial, business, and employee relocation moves anywhere in the lower 48. We also are an approved carrier for any DIT moves of military personnel, change of duty station moves anywhere in the world. Give us a call at 800-659-1233 for a free moving estimate and written quote.

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