Moving In – Bad Weather
Have you thought about bad weather when planning your move?
New house sites are not the cleanest and you don’t want to be treading mud and dirt into your new house.
Even just wet boots can make a mess of your brand new carpets.
So here are some things to think about before you move:
Are all the paths and driveways finished?
If not it might be a good idea to organise to get some gravel, delivered, spread, and compacted before the day. (If you don’t compact it will still easily get picked up on peoples boots)
Even if all the driveways are finished it might be worth giving them a pressure clean the night before, and making sure you have a stiff brush with you for the day of the move.
Getting one of those large floor mats to put at the front door could be a good investment. (Alternatively for around $50 you could make a mat out of a couple of square metres of outdoor carpet)
After the move you could put the mat in the laundry to intercept mud from the garden.
An extra precaution could be to put cardboard on the floor, in at least the hallway.
With sheets of cardboard tape them together to avoid your removalists catching their feet and tripping.
One good source of large flat sheets of cardboard is flat pack furniture, so it might be worth getting any flat pack furniture delivered in advance of the move.
See Moving House for more removal advice.