The worst weather always seems to come at the worst possible times: sports games, picnics, and of course, when you need to move your office. While bad weather brings an end to leisure activities, professionals have to move forward and get the job done. Rain and snow may throw a wrench in your corporate moving plans. However, relocating your office in inclement weather doesn’t have to be a dreadful process. Whether it’s snow, rain, heat, or gloom, you can still move efficiently and get back to business.
Protect Your Equipment
It’s well known that if you’re going out in the rain, you need your rain gear, and if you’re going out in the snow, you need your snow clothes. Thus, it stands to reason that your appliances, equipment, and furniture would need protection from the elements, too.
If you’re moving in the rain, waterproof your items by covering them with something protective. Cover them with waterproof tarps, furniture wrap, or plastic bags, or use waterproof cases. If you’re moving in the snow, protect your electronics against the cold. While everyone knows that water damage is a serious threat to technology, cold can hurt your electronics as well. Though rarer, cold temperatures can damage your batteries, screens, and the inner workings of your electronics. Before you move, backup your data just in case.
During the move, protect your electronics by doing the following:
- Limit your electronics exposure to direct cold
- Don’t leave your electronics in a cold vehicle for an extended period
- Keep your car warm while you’re loading and traveling to your new location
- Insulate your electronics with foam, blankets, padding, padded bags, or some other form of insulation to keep them warm
While this is much less important if you live in an area that doesn’t usually get below freezing temperatures, it’s still beneficial to wrap your electronics to protect them from other damage.
Prepare Your Path
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how you move through the elements. Being proactive and preparing your path can prevent damage to your items, destruction of property, and injury to yourself and your movers. Before loading and unloading, park as close as you can to the entrance and create a way to safely enter and exit the building.
Create a safe path by doing the following:
- Make sure your direction of travel is clear of any obstacles like puddles and mud
- Shovel snow and slush, and get rid of ice patches with warm water mixed with salt
- Find cover or create your own by setting up a canopy with tent poles, stakes, and a tarp
- Line your entryway and walkway with towels and rugs so that it stays dry
The most important part of this process is protecting yourself and others from injury. Ensure you create a safe workspace for everyone involved to prevent slips and other injuries during a bad weather move.
Hire Movers with Experience
With everything that goes into a business, planning and executing a move is a lot on your plate. Add in the stress of bad weather, and you’ve got a perfect storm.
Contact professional movers to ease the stress of your relocation. With over 20 years of experience and over 5,000 offices moved, CRS Moving & Storage is your solution for a quick and professional corporate move in any weather. CRS is equipped with company-owned trucks, protective equipment, and helpful supplies. We are prepared to move your office according to your needs.