Relocating can be very exciting. The thought of a new space, a new neighborhood and new bars and restaurants to try out can give anyone a great feeling. Organizing your belongings gives you a chance to reflect on the great times you’ve had in your old place. It also will give you a chance to do some “spring cleaning”. Now that it’s the off-season for moving, moving companies may be offering better rates. However, moving in the fall and winter can also present some challenges.

At this time of year, the chances of fierce weather are higher, which can disrupt your moving day. If this does happen, it’s important to know your options and all potential outcomes. Here at Stride Movers we like to keep you informed, that’s why we went ahead and wrote this guide on how to move on a rainy or snowy day. We hope you have the perfect weather for your move, but you should be prepared for anything.

How To Move On A Rainy or Snowy Day

So, you woke up this morning after a good night’s rest feeling pumped and energetic about moving day. The sky looks clear and the temperature is a comfortable 60 degrees. An hour before your move is supposed to begin, there is a torrential downpour with no sign of letting up. Or perhaps the meteorologist has been warning you about a snowstorm for the past week. What do you do?

First things first. Remain calm. How do you do that when all your plans just got messed up? Well, if we’re being honest, panicking only makes things worse. And when there are hiccups in life, the best thing to do is to keep a clear head and find a solution. Which brings us to our next point. I understand some of you may have deadlines to be out of your current location and that’s fine. But if there is a downpour or a foot of snow, the best course of action would be to reschedule. Why? Because, lifting boxes and moving furniture while it’s wet outside is a recipe for disaster.

Why should I reschedule?

You may have been planning this move for months, but your safety and well-being should be your number one priority. The last thing you want is you falling, hurting yourself or damaging your belongings. You are risking serious injury, that could put you in the hospital on bed rest losing money by the day.  It’s not worth it. If you have a deadline with your lease, you can try negotiating with your landlord and asking for a bit more time. This also the case if you hire movers. They are professionals, but even they can slip and fall if there is a lot of rain or snow. Plus, the rain will certainly cause delays, both in traffic and in loading and unloading.

In conclusion, this is our suggestion on how to move on a rainy or snowy day. If you’re looking to move to any neighborhood in New York City and beyond, look no further than NYC’s top-rated moving company – Stride Movers. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. It would be our pleasure to be the movers on your next relocation. Get a free quote now.