It’s that rainy season again and sometimes we find that we have to pack or unpack a storage unit under such conditions. Many storage facilities have built-in drains to facilitate the water away from the doors, which is extremely helpful, and here are a few ideas to best help with such a scenario:
**Hand cart, Dolly … Wheel it all at once! A lot of facilities have hand carts and dollies for tenant use, you just have to ask the manager! This helps immensely with moving in rain or shine, but above all when having to move in and out in the rain. Put them all on the dolly or hand carts and cover them when wheeling to and from your vehicle.
** Tarps. Tarps are the best method to completely protect your items from the rain and they are reasonably priced at local hardware stores. Cover up all items before wheeling them out into the rain and they’ll stay dry.
** Rent a unit you can drive up next to, that way you can access the unit during the wet season and not have to worry too largely about getting your items wet. Look for a unit that has drive up access instead of a hallway.
**Cloth / old sheet. Cover your items with old clothes, old sheets, old towels, anything old that you can use to cover your items and protect them from the rain and water damage!
** Waterproof Plywood sheets. Placing the waterproof plywood sheets on the ground can help with moving in and out, especially if you can’t have a dolly or a hand cart and you want to make sure that your items do not come in contact with the wet ground.
**Wear Rain clothes/ Warm Clothes. Wearing appropriate attire is nearly half the battle when loading and unloading in the rain. You don’t want to risk getting soaking wet when loading or unloading a unit!
**Bring an Umbrella Large umbrellas can help cover smaller items as you carry them in and out of the unit, while also keeping you dry!