Coming in On the Storm--Moving to El Paso in Bad Weather

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

In an ideal realm, moving day is going to be a balmy 72 degrees together with a small breeze and minimal humidity. The birds will certainly sing, and the chipmunks will help with small cartons. But, in the real world, especially as summer time winds down and the weather becomes a tad more petulant, you need to be ready for inclement weather which might dampen moving day.

For starters, a word regarding hurricanes. A hurricane is a enormous thunderstorm, complete with powerful winds and lightning possibilities. Currently, there are a few churnings through the waters in the southern United States that range from small nuisances to cataclysmic and may effect a large quantity of the country. In case your move is scheduled for a time or place that coincides with the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane, delay it. A professional moving company is not going to chance their people and equipment, but in the case you're the DIY kind just reschedule. Forecasting nowadays is innovative enough that you're cognizant of imminent storms weeks out, so plan accordingly.

Here is how to manage your move to El Paso during bad winter weather.

Prepare Your Residences

For starters, make sure your homes are set. The power and water needs to be on at your new house, so you can get yourself prepared for the move-in in case your new house is inside the path of the weather. Talk to your realtor to confirm that there is a water faucet on somewhere to keep the pipes from freezing, and that also the temperature is set to at least 55 degrees--nobody needs to arrive home to find a ruptured pipe. If you're moving long distance, hire someone to clear the driveway as well as salt the sidewalks so you can get into the residence without issue. For a nearby move in El Paso, send a teen or your regular snow removal source over to carry out the shoveling immediately after your old residence is finished.

Cover the entry with old blankets or bathroom towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors down in addition to minimize mud, salt, and snow tracking in the house.

Professional movers in El Paso understand how to pack and prepare your stuff so that they will not be broken in terrible weather. You are very likely to witness lots of moving pads and shrink wrap. Quite a few delicate things--art, china, or electronics--are vulnerable to temperature, therefore if you've packed these things yourself talk to the movers to confirm that those belongings are appropriately insulated from the cold temperatures.

Request the movers to confirm that there are zero dripping spots in the moving van--it is a small threat but one that everyone would like to avoid.

Prepare Yourself

It will be a challenging, and frankly, a difficult day if you're relocating the rain or snow. Get out your hiking gear--waterproof boots, tarps, extra stockings, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your winter stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and get some dry clothes on hand for the drive. It is important that you layer--as you start moving you may get warm therefore you do not want to get too hot.

Prepare Your Automobiles

Should you be driving to the new residence, get your automobiles serviced prior to moving day. A whole tank of gasoline is a given, but get your repair shop to examine the tires and underneath the hood before you go. Indeed, you might have AAA, but do not assume you are going to be the sole motorist in distress that day.

Arrange a second option to your new residence--if secondary roadways are the best selection on a clear and dry day, the identical is not going to always be true during a winter storm. Stay with major roadways--interstates as well as major highways--since there is no doubt those will 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 El Paso could stop midway-if circumstances decline to the point it's not safe to drive. You should make hotel reservations for a night or a couple at home as well as along the way the instant you receive the nasty forecast (don't forget to include your household pets); you can always cancel if you need to.

There are lots of apparent benefits to employing a professional moving company, but it's the intangibles that matter most. When using skilled pros, they can direct your move to El Paso through undesirable weather conditions with experience and care.


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