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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to Wichita Falls

moving in the winterBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Wichita Falls in the winter can be refreshing. The frigid winter air can feel refreshing if you are carrying boxes and it's usually very hard to overheat as you may from a summer time move. But winter moves can also be more potentially risky to you and your belongings. Frozen pathways might cause slips, and freezing rain or snow may drench your possessions. Concurrently, you'll want to remain warm and safe and avoid working too rigorously in excessive conditions.

Today, we're here to share a handful of ways in which anyone moving will be able to prepare to move safely in frosty and icy winter conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Prior to Arrival

The most important planning action to take is your utilities. Be sure the power, water, gas, and internet are all on before you arrive to your new residence. Prior to when the moving company in Wichita Falls arrives or the truck is unloaded, start up the heater and let the house warm up. This results in a warm place for both you and your possessions when you unpack the moving van. The last thing that you would like is to begin unloading into a very cold house.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Minimize Slips

Put on sensible wintertime shoes or boots with decent traction. This will help you to refrain from slipping on any ice in the walk or frost on the grass while you pack or unpack the moving van. We also recommend that your shoes or boots include a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not only does this shield your toes from boxes as well as home furnishings, but you might also use sturdy-toed shoes or boots to safely prop a load mid-haul.

If the pavement is perceptibly icy, we advise sprinkling the path with salt or even positioning down traction floor mats to make certain that loading is conducted solely with confident footing.

Prepare Towels or Mats to Shield the Floor

Indoors, preserve your flooring surfaces - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud which sticks to boots throughout a move can result in stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to hurt their floors when moving out or on their first day moving in. Fortunately, prevention is easy. For those who have carpets and mats, place them down to preserve the key paths where you or movers shall be carrying boxes to or from the truck. If you do not have rugs, don't get worried. Place down your oldest towels and keep a few towels on hand for arrival at the new home.

Cover Boxes and also Household furniture Against Snow

When there's frosty water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your items and yourself. Although folks can put on coats and ponchos, you can also provide your cartons and home furnishings ponchos also. Towels are a wonderful option if the rain is light, whilst tarps and trash bags are more effective for major rain or sleet. If you are using a professional moving company in Wichita Falls, they’ll take care of safeguarding your things.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter, you'll experience a variety of body temperature. The outdoor temperature is chilly, and you ought to remain safely heated. Concurrently, we realize that you may certainly heat up when carrying cardboard boxes and also household furniture. So, dress warmly in layers. Don a long-sleeve shirt plus a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be comfy if standing still outside. Subsequently while you get hot, lose the extra layers and put them back on once you get chilly once more. This is basically the best method to keep warm when working hard and moving indoors and outdoors throughout the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Avoid dehydration. Wintertime air is often incredibly dry along with frigid. Indoor air that has been warmed up is likewise fairly dry. You must keep yourself hydrated for both your overall health and also to keep up your strength for the move. Water from the tap might be too cold, so have a kettle of hot water for tea or instant hot chocolate all set instead. Invite everybody to constantly take sips or stop for a tea break to keep hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Cozy

Ultimately, remember to take breaks. Even though you wish to conclude the move fast, stop when you get excessively drained or too chilled. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Certainly take a rest and sip a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate during the break. If someone begins feeling exhausted, permit them to have a lengthier break or sit down and commence unpacking for a while instead.

Count on Pros to Do the Winter Hard Work

You don't need to tackle a tough wintertime move on your own. Engaging professional movers in Wichita Falls can assist you with the hardest parts of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed moving truck in wintry conditions, and home furniture set up if you have any substantial, awkward pieces. Should you be concerned with your health or even safety, or simply want to give attention to unpacking once the boxes arrive, we will help.

Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls today to go over the winter moving services that you need to move safely and happily this season.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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