Moving in Wet Weather: Tips on How to Stay Dry


You might be able to decide what day you are going to move but you cannot decide or even change the weather. If it happens to rain on the day you are moving, there are many things that you can do to prepare. You do not have to deal with wet boxes and potentially tracking your new home with muddy and wet footprints.

Of course, you can always change the day that you are going to move if it is going to rain down, but if you are on a strict timeline, you might not be able to do that. Here are a few tips for you if it does happen to rain on moving day.

The first thing that you want to do is get some supplies to prepare. Purchasing covers for floors is a great way to start so that you can protect the floors in your new home. A few covers that will work great are tarps and non-slip mats. You can also put these covers outside your home near the entryway. A good tip with covers is to tape them down so they are not moving around. You might also want to invest in some furniture covers to protect the cloth and wood of some items.

Another great tip is to find a place in your home where you can gather all the boxes and furniture that is not outdoors to minimize the risk of damp and soggy boxes.

If you are moving in a truck, you might want to consider laying down blankets on the floor of the truck so that if the floor gets wet, your boxes and furniture will not.

Moving on to clothing, wearing appropriate shoes such as non-slip shoes or sneakers is the best way to go. You want to reduce the risk of slipping, especially when carrying boxes and furniture, so wearing good shoes that will provide support is a good idea.

While moving boxes inside, if you have enough people, create an assembly line of passing boxes off to one another to reduce the risk of injury. Having everyone running outside to bring boxes in could end in an injury faster. Creating an assembly line could also speed up the process of moving your boxes in or out!

Once you get to your new home, grab some old towels, and wipe down furniture and other items as soon as they come in the door to manage excess water. If any of your boxes do suffer and get wet, unload the item in those boxes and dry anything inside so that nothing could potentially be damaged.

If it does end up raining or snowing on your moving day, make sure to take the time to prepare!