Moving to Wichita Falls When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Planning and persistence 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 need 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 the majority of the nation, to heavy rains in the milder South. Therefore, what do you do when you are going on the path precisely as soon as the weather guy says do not even think about it?

You will find practically nothing you can do about a blizzard however making use of a "plan b" will assist you to endure virtually any storm. Have a checklist (there are a few good moving apps for this sort of situation) in case you need to reroute and reschedule and incorporate these matters on your list.

Notify Your Realtor

On the off odds your realtor has not noticed a weather report, inform them that there's a storm arriving, and you could need to delay vacating the house. Real estate transactions rarely occur in a vacuum so if you're affected, so might be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Do not worry, it will all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

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

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The method that you handle your family during 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 remaining in your old residence and camping out, have you got hotel 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 close friends can be a better alternative. If you are planning on a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that's easy to handle; if you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and extended sub-freezing conditions, you need to go ahead and move your family to other accommodations. Ice can create more serious delays than rain or snow, therefore be prepared for several 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 though you think you will get through, or you are not positive how much the impact might be, remember that rooms are limited, and you wouldn't like to be trapped in a questionable place with the family. Many non-pet lodges make exceptions in inclement 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 may not be open. Additionally, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares in the vehicle if you have car trouble or get in an accident--help will come, and may be slowed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Reality check--all the blankets and bath towels in the world are certainly not likely to keep the floors spotless when you are moving in wet, wintry weather conditions. It is possible to prevent some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard around the most heavily trafficked spots, yet unless the professional movers in Wichita Falls take off their boots whenever they come in the house, it's 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're slowed several days by weather, remember there is little that can be done to move things along. Relaxing may well be a struggle, yet you will be in the new residence for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up part of the family lore before you know it.


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