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It’s moving day. Everything is packed, the rental truck is parked outside, and despite your prayers for sunshine the weather forecast is coming true—a storm is brewing, prompting worries of soaked boxes and ruined furniture.  But moving in bad weather doesn’t have to be a nightmare. If you have to move when it’s raining, snowing or windy, follow these tips to protect belongings (and your sanity).

Technically it is May, but Colorado seems to have decided it is a strange mix of winter and early spring. Traditionally this is a great time of year to move, but this week has created some challenges.  Whether you have reserved a storage container in Denver or not, try not to be discouraged when looking out your window, moving in bad weather can be done!

While the sight of rain or snow clouds might make you worry about the future of your boxes, cardboard is actually 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.

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.

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.

Don’t Be Gloomy About Moving in Bad Weather | Moving.com