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How to deal with moving in bad weather

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Moving in bad weather is possibly one of the most annoying things that could happen to you on your relocation. Fortunately, and we must emphasize this early on – this is not a deal-breaker. Moving in bad weather is just as possible as moving in good weather. It is just a bit more annoying. All the movers in Largo FL will tell you the same thing. Some may even answer your question before you ask it. Nothing changes, the dates and the time is still on. Will it be inconvenient? Very much, but mostly for your professional moving assistants. For you – nothing changes too drastically, as you were not going to carry all the stuff anyway.

In most cases, professional movers you hire can anticipate bad weather. This is why it is certain equipment that is used in order to protect your belongings if it comes to rain or snow. To keep it simple – no matter the difficulty that one may face during a relocation – professional movers have the tools to overcome this difficulty and make it a seamless transition. So, is there anything to worry about when moving in bad weather? No, not really. But let’s get into it a bit deeper.

Moving in bad weather – what could go wrong?

Big Man’s Moving Company has a lot of experience under its belt. This experience came with years of practice. Throughout these years there is not a single bad scenario that we haven’t already seen. This means that there are no surprises. Bad weather could be one such surprise if one didn’t face it already, at least once. But, what is bad weather? When we say – moving in bad weather, what do we actually mean? To me, the first thing that comes to mind is rain. Whatever I do outside in the rain – it becomes that much more difficult. It could be carrying stuff, driving or simply walking. But rain isn’t the only bad weather we could face, and it most certainly isn’t the baddest of them all.

a woman in the rain
Moving in bad rain can make it difficult, but not impossible.

Snow and ice are our biggest enemies. Not the enemy that could stop us, but the enemy that could make everything oh so very inconvenient. But, it doesn’t matter if it rains or if it snows – there is certain equipment that can be used in order to make it easier. Add to this vast experience of our agents and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. At least when it comes to the things you hired professionals to do.


Water can make it quite difficult to navigate, especially when it’s all over the place. If we are talking about moving in bad weather – moving in rain certainly makes the list. The biggest difficulty with rain is making sure no wooden furniture gets soaked. Overcoming this is not that hard. There are certain tools that make this a lot easier. Two most common approaches:

  1. Wrapping foil
  2. Water-resistant blanket

The first one takes a little bit more time to use, but it is most definitely useful when packing or using a packing service. It is a see-through foil that is used to wrap around all the visible surfaces of the wooden furniture you are moving. When this is done the foil provides two types of protection. The first level of protection is against scratches and scuffs since the foil will be absorbing some of the potential hits. Second, and more importantly, the foil will make sure that all the water that comes in contact with the furniture simply slides off of it. This way absolutely no water makes actual contact with the wood. The second is a water-resistant blanket, which is a huge piece of cloth that serves as a shield for the furniture against the rain. You’d simply lift everything up, pull a blanket over the furniture and carry it to the truck.

a scooter in a flod
Rain does make things more difficult, but when you are armed with the right tools it is not a problem.

Both approaches are equally effective.

Snow and ice

This one is a bit trickier, but nothing colossal. The way to deal with ice is to wear specialized shoes that have tiny spikes at the bottom, making sure that there is almost no chance of ever slipping. If you were to slip and fall while carrying heavy, large and expensive furniture we could all be in heaps of trouble. Ice and snow definitely amount to moving in bad weather. And this is the worst kind of obstacle. It is difficult to drive in ice and snow, even more, difficult to walk in it.

a car in a snowy road
Our vehicles, as well as our men and women, are equipped to deal with this type of weather as well.

This is why experience taught us that in these types of situation nothing should be rushed. Granted, we’d stay an hour longer (perhaps), but we’d make sure that everything gets done without a scratch. Specialized vehicles, specialized shoewear and gloves and there is nothing that could go wrong.


High temperatures can still fall under moving in bad weather. However, in comparison to the previous two, there is no chance of harm. It is just inconvenient and highly unpleasant. When temperatures are high, our workers need to spend more energy in order to achieve the same thing. In this regard, you could help. A glass of cold water or lemonade can cure the heat instantly, and help your professional movers get the job done super fast!

Moving in bad weather

Unfortunately, there is always a chance for an accident to happen. We are all human, and we need to take this into account. Aside from this, bad weather is not something that you should lose sleep over. You’ve already gone ahead and hired professionals, so there is absolutely nothing to worry about. They got this. Still, if you have further doubts, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll gladly answer all your questions.

Best of luck!

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