more durable than it looks. As long as your boxes are sealed with packing tape, everything inside should survive
the move. But loose items—like the clothes you planned to leave on the hangers, or your furniture and artwork—won’t
survive the elements as well.
Wayne & Family Moving offers mattress pads (upon request), industrial plastic covers and other items to help you move
in rain, hail or snow. But-if you want to save on moving costs, many household items
will protect your valuables long enough to make a move. For example: Bedding/sheets/covers!
Wrap artwork in plastic wrap to prevent rain or snow from getting into gaps in the frame.
Put a large-sized trash bag around groups of clothes to keep the rain off.
Use heavy blankets and sheets to protect wood furniture.
Prep Your New Home
If you’re moving in-town, head to your new home and prep the area before you start moving. Lay rugs or towels on both
sides of the front door to keep from tracking mud or water onto your floors. If it is cold outside, make sure the
utilities are on so you can turn up the heat as soon as you arrive.
(Prep Your Moving Space)
Line the entryway of your house and the front porch with towels. As you carry boxes and furniture out, you’ll catch
any mud or water from your feet before it causes any damage inside.
Finally, make sure everyone helping in the move is wearing boots or all-weather sneakers. Slippery ground can make it
dangerous when carrying cumbersome boxes and furniture.