Perth weather is notoriously hard to predict, and that can have a big impact when it comes to figuring out the best way to move to a new house. However, with this handy guide, we’ll show you how to best prepare for sun, rain, hail, and anything else the sky might throw at you on moving day.
The Blisteringly Hot Sun
When it’s hot out, moving can be difficult. Sweaty bodies and hands have a harder time holding on to valuables, and it’s far more exhausting to carry heavy things up and down a staircase in a heatwave. Make sure to stay hydrated and have a few bottles of cold water on hand for anybody who might be helping you move.
Also, if you’re going to be storing things outside over the summer, it’s important that you take precautions against UV damage. Harsh UV light will make fabrics fade and tatter. Take care and, if needs be, have your belongings stored in covered storage.
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of rain on a tin roof while you’re curled up by the fire. Conversely, a torrential downpour is a wretched menace when you’re trying to lift heavy furniture from one residence to another. If there’s a chance of rain on the day you move, make sure to waterproof any valuables that could be damaged by excess moisture. Take care with things like clothes, pillows, mattresses, books, electronic items, and artwork.
Wild wind can really disrupt a move, especially if you have items like loose pieces of paper in uncovered boxes. Make sure that you batten down the hatches and put lids on everything.
As anybody who has been forced to play out a game of football during a hailstorm can attest, hail can hurt. If you’re moving furniture and it’s hailing, it’s probably best to wait until it’s over. However, you can’t be sure that it won’t start to hail while you’re caught outside with a delicate item. To protect against hail and other scrapes and knocks that might damage your valuables, cover them in a protective layer like bubble-wrap.
Most importantly, don’t attempt anything dangerous. If the weather is too awful, postpone moving day. When you’re working with professional house movers like Keys, they’ll have a good idea of what’s appropriate moving weather and what isn’t.
With close to 25 years of experience, Keys offers high quality, trustworthy and total customized moving and storage solutions with professional Perth removalists. As part of the Australian Furniture Removers Association, you can be confident in Keys having strict adherence to all standards and regulations Australia-wide. Ask us for a quote, or get in touch online if you have any questions.