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Moving house is stressful and labour intensive on the best of days. Moving on a rainy day however adds a range of other unpleasant challenges. Any removalist in Melbourne will have experienced this nightmare time and time again. The good news is that over the years, we’ve tried and tested the best methods on how to prepare for a tough move in the rain.

So what are the best ways to battle through rainy removals in Melbourne?

Hope for the best, pack for the worst

If there’s even the slightest hint of bad weather, good movers in Melbourne will tell you to pack assuming it will rain.

Cardboard and rain do not mix. If you’re moving in Melbourne during the winter, consider renting plastic packing crates. As you return them after use, it will also remove any waste or storage issues once the move is over.

If renting crates is not in your budget or there’s been a last minute change in weather, protect your boxes as much as possible by applying strong adhesive packing tape to all sides. You can also wrap your boxes in cling film or cover them with garbage bags.

Move in stages

Protect your new home by laying material down at all entrances so that everyone can wipe their feet before coming in. Use old bed sheets, towels or carpets but avoid plastic sheets as they may become slippery when wet.

If possible, move everything in to one or two rooms first to get out of the rain and limit the amount of dirt spread around your home. If you can, lay down material from the entrance, along the pathway and throughout these rooms for full protection.

Once everything is in from the trucks and out of the rain, make sure everyone has thoroughly wiped their boots. Then you can begin to move everything into the rest of the house.

Get insurance

Even if you are prepared for rain, there is still a chance that some of your belongings could get damaged. Make sure you are adequately insured. You may already be covered via your home and content insurance, so make sure you check this before purchasing.

Hire professionals

Whether you are looking for interstate removalists in Melbourne or are just moving from one side of the city to the other, hiring professionals will make all the difference.

At Grace, all our trucks are weatherproof and well maintained to make sure that nothing is damaged in transit. We use specifically designed boxes as well as heavy duty protective material to ensure your belongings stay safe and dry.

For more information on how Grace can help keep your move dry and stress-free, contact our Melbourne office today.