Moving can be stressful enough as it is without having to worry about the weather messing up your big day. Depending on what time of year you decide to move, bad weather can range from a simple rainfall all the way to a full-blown blizzard.
Here in Canada, the weather can change in an instant. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for every contingency and know what to do if the weather gets bad on moving day. At Matco Moving Solutions, we take care of every aspect of your move, so you can take a deep breath and relax. Let our team of trained professionals walk you through what you should do if the weather takes a turn for the worse on the day of your move.
Know company policy
There’s no way of knowing whether or not Mother Nature will play nice on the day of your big move. If it feels like there’s even the slightest possibility of a big storm on the big day, discuss your options with whichever moving company you decided to hire. Some companies have policies against moving in bad weather, so be sure to find out before it’s too late.
Clear your driveway
If your move is being inconvenienced by a heavy snowfall, it’s important to clear a path that goes easily from your house to the moving van. Make sure that you continue to keep a safe path clear over the entire course of the move. Not only will it make things easier, but it will also make it much safer for those moving all your boxes and furniture into the truck.
Protect your belongings
Whether you’re facing rain, snow or heavy winds, you want to make sure that you secure your belongings before trying to move them into the truck. Here are a few things you can do to keep your things from being damaged:
Know when to cancel
Every moving company has a breaking point when it comes to bad weather. If the roads are bad and moving becomes dangerous, it’s better to reschedule. If you’re moving in the off-season, rescheduling shouldn’t take too long and your move should be completed within the next few days.