Guide for moving during rainstorms

So, you are thinking about moving. And you don’t even know where to start. No clue, whatsoever. On the other hand – you got some bad news. And they seem too bad at this point. Rainstorms are coming. And this all brings so much anxiety into your everyday life. How to handle this move? Can you even protect your belongings when moving during rainstorms? How to deal with all this stress? Can you prevent damage? It is all spinning. And you are not feeling all that good. Not at all. Well. don’t worry. Dorothy & Martha Moving NYC is a full service moving company that can help you every step of the way. And with pleasure. So, let’s dive in! Not literally – at least we hope so!

Say no!

Stressing about problems that can, but won’t happen for sure won’t get you anywhere. Not when planning on moving during rainstorms. Yes, the weather forecast can help you plan and organize your move. However, you must keep one thing in mind – they are precise, but not that precise. If your favorite cable station announced that it’ll be raining on the next Sunday – it might. But, it doesn’t matter that it will. Not for sure. So, remember this. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. Stressing and letting so much anxiety into your everyday life won’t help. it will actually distract you. Yes. It will only make things harder.

Plan your time wisely.

Relax and make yourself comfortable before everything else!

Your wellbeing comes first. It always did, and it always will. The same goes when moving during rainstorms. You need to get your thoughts in order. You really do. It will be hard to plan and organize this move. Even with a professional moving company by your side. That is why you need to give it your best. And that is only possible if you come ready. Ready to take it on. Here is how you can do that:

  • Take your time. 
  • Declutter.
  • Think about your options.
  • Don’t rush things.

Take your time

Yes. Take a moment to breathe. Go for a walk. Enjoy a hot shower. Listen to your favorite music. Visit your friends. Spend time enjoying your life. Eat and sleep well. Take care of yourself. Always.


This step is very important. Start sorting your belongings. Do you need it? Do you use it? How can it be transported? Can it be damaged when moving during rainstorms? Think about all these aspects and avoid trouble. Decluttering can take some of your precious time (and yes, time really is precious when moving – but this step will help you in the long run) but it will help you to plan, organize and eventually handle your move.

Think about your options

And think hard. Moving during rainstorms is complex. And it will take a lot of your strength to handle it. That is why you need to get ready. Combat mode. Set your moving date. And start going towards it!

Don’t rush things

Rushing things is something that will only welcome stress back to your everyday routine. So, don’t do it. Find a mover that can and will satisfy your needs. Explore different moving services and choose the ones that fit your needs. The ones that will ensure your belongings’ safety. No rush calls. Think it through. Really think twice before you make up your mind.

Weather forecast is something that can change.

Plan for moving during rainstorms

Good plan and organization are your best friends right now. Focus. Think about what needs to be done. How much time do you have before your moving day comes? Can you handle everything or do you need some additional moving assistance? Is your move long distance or a local one?

  • Moving during rainstorms means that you need to choose your mover carefully. So, explore your options. 
  • Do you need some extra space after you move?
  • Do you need to think about your insurance options or are your belongings already insured?
  • Are you planning on moving your art collection or some other fragile belongings?
  • Do you need some assistance when packing?
  • Have you considered junk removal services while decluttering?

Exploring your options and choosing the best one really does matter. It will help you organize everything in a manner that will not only satisfy your moving needs but in a manner that will ensure your belongings’ safety.

Rain drops.
Your belongings need to be safely packed.

Hiring professionals don’t mean that your job is done

Not at all. There are still some things that need to be taken care of. Here is what you need to do:

  • You need to transfer your medical records.
  • The same goes for your pet’s records.
  • If you are moving with kids – you will need to transfer their school records as well.
  • If you are moving for a job you should ask your employer about relocation packages.
  • Try to sell some of your items that you don’t need anymore online.
  • Visit DMV and prepare your vehicle for the move if you are planning on moving across the state.
  • Stop buying groceries, cleaning products, etc.
  • Get professional packing supplies to ensure your belongings’ safety.
  • Look for online moving checklists and make sure you don’t forget anything.


Moving during rainstorms can be hard. However, with good preparation and the right moving company on your team – things will go smoothly. Just the way you want them to. Start preparing on time and don’t postpone your alarm clock. Not until you move at least. Stay focused and think ahead of time. Don’t be shy. Ask for assistance when you need it. And remember – don’t welcome anxiety into your life. It will only make things harder on you. We wish you luck!

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