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Rain on Moving Day: How to Handle Moving in Bad Weather

Rain on Moving Day: How to Handle Moving in Bad Weather

Let’s be honest right from the get go: moving is stressful, inconvenient, expensive and sometimes damaging to health and property. This is only exacerbated when there are adverse weather conditions. Now you don’t tend to get too many hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes or blizzards in Sydney, however, we do often have bouts of rain, sometimes torrential. Now this can be made far less stressful for you if using trusted removalists in Chatswood, but we’ve got you covered no matter how you move. 

The first trick is the old cliche: always expect the unexpected. If you are prepared for rain, then you can keep calm, and move forward with rain in mind. Like many of us, you may have to load your moving truck or van or trailer etc with your belongings by going outdoors first. If so, you might want to ensure you have a plastic wrap ready for your furniture and belongings to help keep everything dry. If you’re using reliable removalists in Sydney North Shore, they may be able to help provide this plastic wrap. 

The big one is driving. Sometimes the temptation is to rush, especially when making multiple trips between new and old places. This is really not recommended, however, as rushing in general when driving can be hazardous, especially when it is or has recently been raining. We all know that we should drive a little slower, show a bit more caution when driving in the rain. You can always use a good removalist in Kellyville by Bill Removalists Sydney to help lessen your own burden of belongings to take in the car with you.

The trick as well is to make sure you have visibility through your car windows. I’ve seen many a mover load their car up so much that they can only see out of 2 windows and 1 mirror. This is exceptionally dangerous in clear weather let alone in rainy weather where visibility and maneuverability are impaired. 

Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear is often forgotten but massively important. People often overlook their own bodies or health when moving home. Sometimes, I’ve seen people moving in entirely inappropriate attire, like open toe shoes, or even wearing running shoes that have many air holes in them, which, in rain, will lead to soggy socks and drenched feet! Not a good move, especially as if your feet get cold and numb, you lose some control and grip of your toes when moving heavy objects, which of course, is hard enough as it is. Not forgetting sometimes wearing ill fitting clothes or sometimes with the ladies, activewear, which may not do an adequate job in keeping warm and dry within the context of a rainy day! 

Rain delays can of course make the cost of moving skyrocket. You may be tempted to move yourself or go for the cheapest, possible unlicensed removalists company. However, if you’re looking to help save on costs, a lot of people have talked about their backload experience when moving. In other words, when the removalists have already done a move, and is now otherwise heading back with an empty truck. This means you only pay for the truck to go in one direction. It can often mean a slightly later pick up time, but the cost may well be worth it. 

Overall, I hope these points will help you move better in bad weather conditions! Remember, if the conditions are bad enough, please remember that you can delay your move if you need to. Stay safe out there.

Bill Chen

Meet The Author - Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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