Moving to Wichita Falls When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Planning and patience need to be the hypnotic chants for anybody planning a move, but when you're moving to Wichita Falls between late autumn and spring, you've got to be equipped for a "weather event" at a second's notice. Only a few regions of the United States happen to be free from intense climatic conditions, from blizzards across most of the nation, to heavy down pours in the milder South. So, what do you do when you are going on the road precisely as soon as the weather guy says don't even think about it?

You will find practically nothing that you can do about a blizzard but having a "plan b" will assist you to endure any storm. Have a checklist (there are a few excellent moving apps for this sort of situation) in the event you need to reroute and reschedule and include these matters on your list.

Notify Your Realtor

On the off odds your real estate agent has not noticed a weather report, let them know that there's a weather event arriving, and you could need to postpone vacating the house. Real estate dealings rarely occur in a vacuum and if you're impacted, so may be your buyers, their buyers, and so forth. Do not worry, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company About Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you will be moving if there's the possibility of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Wichita Falls precisely how they handle it. Keeping their workers safe is vital, and they'll employ a method for bad weather. This could lead to loading as much as they are able to and returning when things remove to finish or waiting to load at all. If circumstances get terrible while travelling they'll pull over until the streets are safe to travel. Simply speaking, getting there safely is the main concern. Except when the storm is intense, most interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The method that you handle your family throughout the weather event depends on several factors--how far are you moving, might you expect to lose power (a lot of new areas have underground lines), are you safe staying in your old residence and camping out, have you got motel reservations along the way?

Camping out isn't great in a bare house which has a cleaned-out refrigerator and the danger of a loss of power, so staying in a hotel or with friends can be a better alternative. If you are planning on a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that's simple to handle; if you've got an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and extended sub-freezing conditions, you should go on and move your family to other accommodations. Ice can create more serious slow downs than rain or snow, therefore be prepared for a few days of waiting whenever ice is the challenge.

If you're en route and awful weather is anticipated, go ahead and get hotel reservations. Even if you think you will get through, or you are not positive how much the impact might be, keep in mind that rooms are limited, and you don't want to be trapped in a questionable area with your family. Most non-pet lodges make exceptions in bad weather and they're welcome inside your room.

Pack a cooler or two with treats, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining establishments are not open. Likewise, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares in the car if you have car problems or get in an accident--help should come, and may be slowed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Truth time--all the blankets and towels on the planet are certainly not likely to keep the flooring spotless when you are moving in wet, snowy weather conditions. It is possible to prevent some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard on the most highly trafficked spots, yet unless the professional movers in Wichita Falls take off their boots whenever they come in the house, it is really an uphill struggle. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods as soon as everything is inside.

If you are slowed several days by weather, keep in mind there is little that can be done to push things along. Relaxing might be a struggle, yet you will be in the new residence for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will become an element of the family lore before you know it.

 

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