Coming in On the Storm--Moving to Wichita Falls in Bad Weather

Moving in bad weatherBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

In a perfect world, moving day is going to be a warm 72 degrees with a small breeze and low humidity. The birds will sing, as well as the chipmunks will assist with small boxes. However, in the real world, specifically as warm weather winds down and the weather turns a little more petulant, you ought to be prepared for inclement weather that could dampen moving day.

For starters, a note about hurricanes. A hurricane is a really humongous storm, with strong wind gusts and lightning possibilities. Currently, you will find several churnings through the waters in the southern United States which range from minimal annoyances to cataclysmic and will impact a fair quantity of the country. In case your move is scheduled for a time or place that correlates with the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane, postpone it. A professional moving company will not risk their crews and equipment, but if you're the DIY kind simply reschedule. Forecasting these days is sophisticated enough that you are tuned in to imminent storms weeks out, so plan accordingly.

Here's how to handle your move to Wichita Falls during terrible winter weather conditions.

Prepare Your Residences

First, be sure that your residences are set. The power and water ought to be on at your new home, so you can get ready for the move-in if your new home is within the direction of the weather. Request your real estate agent to check that there's a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the plumbing from freezing, and that also the temperature is set to a minimum of 55 degrees--no one would like to get home to a burst pipe. In case you are moving long distance, employ someone to clear the driveway and also salt the sidewalks so you can get inside the residence safely. For a local area move in Wichita Falls, send a teenager or your normal snow removal source over to carry out the shoveling immediately after your old home is completed.

Cover the entry with old blankets or bath towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors down as well as reduce dirt, salt, and snow tracking in the house.

Professional movers in Wichita Falls have learned to pack and prep your belongings to make sure they are not ruined in awful weather. You are very likely to notice lots of moving pads and plastic wrap. Quite a few sensitive things--art, china, or electronics--are vulnerable to temperature, therefore if you've packed these items yourself talk to the movers to confirm that those things are appropriately insulated against the winter weather.

Talk to the movers to verify that there are no dripping areas in the moving truck--it is a little risk but one that everybody wants to circumvent.

Prepare Yourself

It's going to be a challenging, and frankly, a difficult day if you're moving in the rain or snow. Locate your hiking gear--waterproof boots, tarps, extra stockings, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your snow stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and get some dry clothing handy for the drive. It's important that you layer--as you start moving you may get hot and you do not wish to get too hot.

Prepare Your Cars

If you're driving to the new home, get your automobiles serviced ahead of moving day. A whole tank of fuel is a given, but get your auto technician to examine the tires and underneath the hood prior to going. Indeed, you have AAA, but don't think that you are going to be the only vehicle in distress that day.

Prepare another route to your new house--if secondary streets are the best choice on a clear and dry day, the identical is not going to necessarily be true in a winter storm. Adhere to main roadways--interstates and big highways--since there is no doubt those will likely be cleared and salted routinely to circumvent ice accumulation.

Prepare to Stop

The biggest thing to get ready for is the chance that your move to Wichita Falls could stop midway-if circumstances worsen to the point it is not safe to drive. Simply make hotel reservations for a night or two at home as well as en route the instant you receive the awful forecast (remember to include your domestic pets); you can always cancel if you need to.

There are lots of obvious benefits to employing a professional moving company, however it is the intangibles which matter most. By using skilled pros, they are able to lead your move to Wichita Falls through poor weather with expertise and care.


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