We can hardly believe that another month has passed by and we have already unpacked our winter warmers.

We want to take a moment to thank those of you who sent great referrals to us via email and Facebook. We value each one because we believe that the best form of advertising is what our own clients are saying about us.

As we fondly wave summer goodbye and head into winter, we want to ensure that you have a few tips on how to handle your upcoming move and relocation. We all know that the South African winters, especially here in the Cape of Storms are wet and windy. When the storm hit Cape Town last week, the topic #CapeStorm trended for several hours with pictures of trees blown over and dams of water causing havoc. The very next day we experienced clear blue skies and calm. So it is best to be prepared!

Cape Town Waterfront

We do want to tell you that you do not have to worry if you are moving during winter, we are the experts. It does get tricky when it comes to the weather and while we love the rain, when we’re moving heavy furniture and boxes, we ideally want clear skies.

So, if you have a move coming up and you want to be prepared for those rainy days, here are some ideas.

Be prepared to be flexible

If there is a downpour on the day, be prepared to allow the move to happen later in the day or even on another day.

Protect the floors

When we enter your home, we lay down blankets that serve as protection against carpet damage and muddy wet footprints from coming indoors.

Stack your boxes close to the entrance

If we need to load in a hurry, this really helps to speed things up.

Keep things dry

We will help cover your upholstered and wooden furniture with plastic and blankets. Wood can swell and warp if it gets soaked, and thin veneers can lift and peel. It may take a little extra time to cover everything well but then you won’t have to worry about undoing damage later.

Minimise stress

Arrange for child and pet care on the day. Moving with small children or pets can be difficult even on the most glorious summer day, but in the rain, it can be an unpleasant experience for all involved. If it’s possible to keep them away from the action until the heavy lifting is done, the move will go more smoothly. If this is not possible, then find a place to secure the pets where they will not be underfoot, and have activities to keep the children occupied.

Safety first

If the day is very rainy, consider waiting for better weather before driving across country in the wet weather. Wear sturdy boots and rain jackets so that you don’t catch a cold and stay out of the way of the moving crew. After all, they are the experts, so let them do their jobs.

By following these tips you will be able to move during the rain so don’t panic and cancel your move.

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