If there is one day out of the month that it is going to rain and create a muddy mess it will be your moving day. Alternately, if it is the middle of winter and your move happens to be scheduled on that one fluke mild day you have been looking forward to then you also have to keep in mind that snow will be melting and slush will be tracked in. You naturally want to protect the flooring and carpeting in your new place, but you also need to protect it in your old place, too, especially if you are hoping to get your security deposit back. It is also important to keep in mind that wet shoes will make kitchen tile and hardwood floors very slippery, which could lead to injury. Below is helpful moving advice you will be able to put to good use on moving day.
Start with Doormats
Any doors that movers are traveling in and out of should have a doormat on the outside that will catch a large percentage of the snow and dirt as they walk through. Only mats designed for the outdoors should be used because they are designed to dry quickly. If you put an indoor mat there it will only absorb water for a short time before you are essentially walking on drenched material. Materials to avoid include bamboo, woven cloth, and carpet topped with rubber backing. Read More