As I was taking my evening stroll, the skies opened up. It was blissful. Right when I was heading towards a shelter, a young couple caught my attention. The boy was running towards his girlfriend with an umbrella while she was flipping her wet hair every other second. It was a cinematic moment and my eyes were fixated on them, reliving my good old days. Until, the actual sky opened up on my face, while I was laying on my bed. (P.S: My husband always throws water on my face to wake me up! How romantic!).
We had decided to relocate to our new space just a few days post our wedding and ended up relocating in the most rotten weather, the monsoon. And as we all know it; monsoon and relocation are certainly not a match made in heaven. Packing and relocation during monsoon certainly require few precautionary measures. Let’s explore some.
Plan your move in advance
Relocating in monsoon would be an added pressure to the already significant tasks ahead. Planning to relocate in monsoons requires you to wear some thinking hats. Seeking the help of professional packers and movers in such situations is a smart move. Boxigo tailors to such needs by providing extra stretch and bubble wraps to keep your property safe from water and moisture.
Keep your monsoon gear handy
This should be set as the top priority before packing. Keeping a spare umbrella, rainwear, and waterproof shoes in your car would be very favorable in case of sudden downpours. Waterproof shoes are a must, not only keep your feet dry but avoid slips and tumbles.
An important aspect to be considered while relocating in monsoon would be taking appropriate care of your laundry, footwear, furniture, mattresses and cushions, and electronic gadgets. Do your laundry a day or two before moving and ensure they are completely dry before packing to avoid stench and fungus. Also, keep a last-minute packing box handy to pack your miscellaneous items that are currently in use. With the collection of shoes that most of us own, it is equally necessary to take good care of them as well. Placing dehumidifiers in your shoes would help get rid of the humidity and stench. There are several DIY dehumidifiers for shoes available on the internet. Do check them out. Have your couches and other cushioned furniture cleaned (dust-free) to avoid moisture and fungal growth. Keep your electronic gadgets safe and carry them with you rather than packing them in carton boxes.
Choosing the right transit
Most of the packers and movers have an option for choosing either an open truck or a fully closed truck. Always choose closed trucks during monsoon to avoid damage to your property. Choosing open trucks that offer to cover your belongings with canvas sheets are certainly not advisable. Ensure you use the right transit for your move.
Relocation always comes with great risk, great wear, and tear to your properties. Insuring your property must be the primary thought. Giving preference to firms or companies that provide reasonable insurance coverage is always recommended.
During this pandemic, ensure you take the necessary precautionary measures to relocate. Do read our article Relocation during Covid-19 for tips.