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How To: Moving On a Rainy Day

In this blog post I'll talk about how we handle moving during inclement weather.


Summer season is the busiest time of the year for moving companies. In Florida that also means a daily afternoon rain you can almost always count on. Moving in the rain is certainly more difficult but definitely not impossible. When moving in the rain we do things a little different to protect your items from getting wet.

The most important thing we do to keep items from getting wet is shrink wrapping your furniture. Sofas and mattresses always get shrink wrapped, and furniture always gets padded but on rainy days we will often pad and shrink wrap your furniture to prevent water from soaking through our furniture pads and onto your furniture as we are moving it to the truck. Shrink wrap is the most effective way to prevent furniture from getting wet.

What about boxes? When moving boxes, cardboard cartons or other items that are impractical to stretch wrap we will drape our furniture pads over the items as we carry or dolly them out to the truck.

Other aspects to a successful move in the rain is getting the truck as close as possible to the entry points to your home and using non slip ramps. All moving vans we use are equipped with Melcher non slip ramps which helps tremendously over metal ramps. The textured ramps prevent slippage when metal ramps can be very slippery.

When raining it's also extra important that all your smaller more miscellaneous items are packed in boxes and not loose. Moving in the rain is tough but with the right experience and equipment it can still be done!

The Movers Moving & Storage has been moving Tampa Bay for nearly 40 years! For a free moving quote call 813-254-0129 or get a free quote online.

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