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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to El Paso

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

Moving to El Paso in the winter might be refreshing. The frosty winter air can be exhilarating if you are hauling boxes as well as it usually very hard to overheat as you may during a summer time move. But winter moves may also be more potentially hazardous to you and your belongings. Frozen pathways may cause slips, and freezing rain or snow could saturate your possessions. Concurrently, you have to stay warm and safe and avoid working too rigorously in severe temps.

Today, we are here to discuss a handful of strategies that anybody moving can easily prepare to move smartly in cold and icy winter weather conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Prior to Arrival

A very important planning action to take is your utilities. Ensure that the power, water, gas, and internet are all on when you arrive to your new home. Before the moving company in El Paso gets there or the truck is unloaded, switch on the furnace and let the house warm up. This results in a comfy place for both you and your belongings when you unpack the moving truck. The last thing that you would like is to commence unloading into a very cold home.

Traction Shoes and Salt to Reduce Falls

Put on practical wintertime shoes with decent traction. This will help to refrain from slipping on any ice in the sidewalk or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the moving van. In addition, we suggest that your footwear have a strong, reinforced toe. Not only will this protect your toes from containers and household furniture, but you can also use sturdy-toed footwear to safely brace a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we suggest sprinkling the path with salt or perhaps placing down traction floor mats to confirm loading is performed solely with confident footing.

Prepare Towels or Mats to Protect the Floor

Indoors, preserve your floor surfaces - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud which sticks to boots throughout a move can lead to stains or moisture damage. No one wants to ruin their flooring when moving out or on their very first day moving in. Thankfully, protection is straightforward. Should you have rugs and floor mats, put them down to preserve the main walkways where you or movers are going to be taking cartons to or from the truck. If you do not have floor mats, don't worry. Place down your oldest towels and keep several towels on hand for arrival at the new home.

Cover Boxes and also Furniture Against Snow

When there is frosty water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your items and yourself. Although people can throw on jackets or ponchos, it's also possible to give your cartons and pieces of furniture ponchos as well. Towels are a wonderful solution in the event the precipitation is gentle, while tarps and trash bags are better for serious rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in El Paso, they will manage shielding your items.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter months, you will experience an array of body temperature. The outdoor temperature is chilly, and you need to stay safely heated. Simultaneously, we understand that you can really heat up when lugging boxes as well as furniture. So, dress warmly in layers. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be cozy if standing still outside the house. Consequently when you warm up, take off the excess layers and put them right back on when you are getting cold once more. This is the best method to stay warm anytime working hard and moving outdoors and indoors over the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Stay hydrated. Wintertime air is commonly very dry in addition to chilly. Inside air that has been heated can also be quite dry. You need to stay hydrated both for your wellbeing as well as to sustain your strength for the move. Water from the tap could possibly be too frigid, so keep a pot of warm water for tea or instant cocoa prepared as an alternative. Ask everyone to regularly take sips or stop for a tea break to keep hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Comfortable

Finally, make sure to take breaks. Although you may want to complete the move rapidly, stop whenever you get too worn out or overly frosty. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Genuinely have a break and consume a cup of water, tea, or cocoa during the break. If anyone starts feeling drained, let them take a extended break or sit down and begin unpacking for a little bit alternatively.

Rely on Professionals to Do the Winter Heavy Lifting

You don't need to undertake a tricky wintertime move on your own. Engaging professional movers in El Paso may help you with the most challenging aspects of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed moving truck in icy conditions, and household furniture assembly if you have any significant, unwieldy pieces. For anyone who is worried about your health or even safety, or merely prefer to concentrate on unpacking once the boxes arrive, we are able to help.

Call A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso today to go over the winter moving services that you'll want to move safely and happily this season.


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The Mickelson Family
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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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