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 months can be refreshing. The frosty winter air can seem exhilarating when you are carrying cartons and it's difficult to get too hot as perhaps you might from a summer time move. But winter moves are also far more potentially dangerous to you and your household goods. Frozen pathways can cause slips, and freezing rain or snow may drench your belongings. At the same time, you have to stay snug and safe and stay away from working too hard in extreme temps.
 

Today, we're here to share a couple of ways in which anyone moving can arrange to move carefully in cold and icy winter weather conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Ahead of Arrival

An important preparation task to take is your utilities. Ensure the power, water, gas, and internet are on when you arrive to your new house. Before the moving company in Wichita Falls arrives or the moving van is unloaded, switch on the heater and let the residence heat up. This results in a comfy place for both you and your household goods when you unload the moving van. The last thing that you would like is to start unloading into a freezing residence.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Reduce Falls

Put on functional wintertime shoes with good traction. This will help you to avoid slipping on any ice in the sidewalk or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the truck. We also advise that your shoes include a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not only does this protect your toes from containers and furniture, but you might also utilize sturdy-toed footwear to safely brace a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we recommend sprinkling the path with salt or even positioning down traction rugs to ensure loading is completed only with sure footing.

Arrange Towels and Mats to Shield the Floor

Indoors, protect your flooring surfaces - particularly carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud that sticks to boots throughout a move can cause stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to damage their flooring when moving out or on their 1st day moving in. Thankfully, protection is simple. Should you have rugs and mats, place them down to shield the main walkways where you or movers shall be hauling boxes to or from the moving truck. If you do not possess mats, do not worry. Put down your oldest towels and keep a few towels convenient for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes as well as Furniture Against Snow

When there is cold water dropping from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - preserve your objects and yourself. Although folks can put on coats and ponchos, you may also give your cardboard boxes and home furnishings ponchos also. Towels are a wonderful option if the rain is mild, while tarps and trash bags are better for serious rain or sleet. If you are using a professional moving company in Wichita Falls, they’ll handle safeguarding your items.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the wintertime, you'll experience a wide range of body temperature. The out of doors temperature is chilly, and you should stay safely heated. Concurrently, we realize that you may definitely warm up whenever carrying cardboard boxes and pieces of furniture. Thus, dress warmly in layers. Don a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, sweatshirt, and jacket - or however many layers you need to be comfortable if standing still outside. Then while you warm up, lose the extra layers and put them back on when you get chilly once more. This is the best approach to remain warm whenever working hard and moving outdoors and indoors throughout the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Keep yourself hydrated. Wintertime air is commonly particularly dry along with cold. Inside air that has been warmed up can also be rather dry. You need to avoid dehydration for both your wellbeing as well as to keep up your strength for the move. Water from the faucet could be very cold, so have a pot of warm water for tea or instant hot chocolate all set as an alternative. Invite everybody to constantly take sips or stop for a tea break to stay hydrated.

Take Breaks and Remain Comfy

Ultimately, don't forget to take breaks. Although you may want to complete the move quickly, stop whenever you get too fatigued or very cold. Be sure to sit down for five to twenty minutes. Truly have a break and consume a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate throughout the break. If somebody starts feeling drained, allow them to have a longer break or sit down and start unpacking for a short time alternatively.

Count on Professionals to Do the Winter Hard Work

You don't need to tackle a tough winter weather move on your own. Employing professional movers in Wichita Falls may help you with the hardest elements of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed moving truck in frigid conditions, and household furniture set up should you have any sizeable, awkward pieces. If you are worried about your wellbeing or even safety, or simply prefer to focus on unpacking once the boxes arrive, we can help.

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

 

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