Moving during bad weather can be challenging, but there are ways to stay safe and protect your belongings from the elements during your move.
First, make sure you lay towels and mats at your doorways so that movers can wipe their feet. This will prevent them from tracking water and mud accidentally into your home. Not only will this save you extra cleanup, but it will ensure no one slips and falls as well. Pro-tip: wear shoes with good treads on them the day of your move too! You need as much traction as possible when walking on slick floors and pavement.
You’ll want to also pack valuables like laptops, memories, and important files in water tight containers. Pack hard drives, passports, social security cards, etc. in plastic bags that seal.
Finally, be sure your car is ready to handle the bad weather as well. Double check that the treads on your tires and make sure your headlights are working well and are clean. Also, pack an emergency kit including a flashlight, first aid kit, water bottles, and flashlight just in case. Weather you’re dealing with snow in the winter or thunderstorms and tornadoes in the spring/summer, you want to be as prepared as possible to minimize accidents and protect your belongings from getting damaged.