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 months might be energizing. The frigid winter air can be exhilarating if you are lugging cartons and it is nearly impossible to get too hot as you might during a summer move. However winter moves may also be more potentially risky to you and your possessions. Icy pathways may cause slips, and freezing rain or snow may saturate your possessions. At the same time, you have to keep yourself toasty and safe and avoid working too hard in severe conditions.
 

Today, we're here to share with you a couple of ways that anyone moving will be able to plan to move safely in frosty and icy winter weather conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Before Arrival

A very important groundwork step to take is your utilities. Ensure the power, water, gas, and internet are on when you arrive to your new residence. Ahead of when the moving company in El Paso gets there or the moving van is unloaded, turn on the furnace and let the residence warm up. This creates a warm place for both you and your household goods when you unpack the moving truck. The very last thing you need is to commence unloading into a freezing house.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Reduce Slips

Utilize practical wintertime shoes or boots with good traction. This will help to steer clear of slipping on any ice in the walk or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the truck. We also advise that your shoes or boots include a strong, reinforced toe. Not only can this protect your toes from cartons as well as furniture, but you might also utilize sturdy-toed shoes or boots to safely brace a load mid-haul.

If the pavement is perceptibly icy, we advise sprinkling the path with salt or perhaps positioning down traction rugs to ensure loading is performed solely with sure footing.

Organize Towels and Mats to Protect the Floor

Indoors, shield your floor surfaces - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud that adheres to boots throughout a move can result in stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to ruin their floors when moving out or on their 1st day moving in. Fortunately, avoidance is easy. For those who have carpets and mats, put them down to shield the main paths where you or movers shall be taking boxes to or from the moving van. In case you don't have rugs, don't get worried. Place down your oldest towels and keep some towels convenient for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes and Home furniture Against Snow

When there's cold water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your items and yourself. While individuals can throw on jackets and ponchos, you can also provide your boxes and pieces of furniture ponchos too. Bathroom towels are a good choice in the event the precipitation is gentle, whilst tarps and trash bags are better for serious rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in El Paso, they will manage protecting your things.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter months, you will go through an array of body temperature. The out of doors temperature is chilly, and you need to remain safely heated. Simultaneously, we understand that you may really warm up while carrying cardboard boxes as well as household 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 toasty whenever standing still outside the house. Consequently as you get hot, lose the additional layers and put them right back on if you are chilled once again. This is basically the best approach to stay warm anytime working hard and moving indoors and outdoors throughout the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Hot chocolate

Keep yourself hydrated. Wintertime air is commonly particularly dry along with cold. Inside air that has been heated is additionally fairly dry. You need to keep yourself hydrated both for your wellbeing as well as to maintain your strength for the move. Water from the faucet might be overly frigid, so keep a kettle of warm water for tea or instant hot chocolate ready instead. Encourage everyone to regularly take sips or stop for a tea break to stay hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Comfy

Finally, don't forget to take breaks. Even though you desire to complete the move quickly, stop whenever you get overly tired or extremely frigid. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Certainly have a break and drink a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate during the break. If someone starts feeling drained, permit them to take a longer break or sit down and begin unpacking for a short time alternatively.

Count on Professionals to Accomplish the Wintertime Heavy Lifting

You don't have to take on a tough wintertime move on your own. Employing professional movers in El Paso can help you with the toughest portions of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the loaded moving van in wintry conditions, and household furniture assembly if you have any significant, heavy pieces. If you are concerned about your health or even safety, or simply prefer to give attention to unpacking once the boxes arrive, we will help.

Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso right now to go over the winter moving services that you want to move safely and happily this season.

 

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