Moving to El Paso When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Preparation and patience should be the meditative chants for anybody arranging a move, however when you're moving to El Paso between late fall and springtime, you need to be prepared for a "weather event" at a second's notice. A small number of parts of the United States are free from severe weather, from blizzards throughout much of the nation, to heavy rains in the warmer South. So, what do you do when you're going on the way exactly as soon as the weather man says you should not even think about it?

There's practically nothing you can do about a blizzard however utilizing a backup plan can help you endure any storm. Have a checklist (there are a few good moving apps for this sort of thing) in case you need to divert and reschedule and incorporate these topics in your list.

Call Your Realtor

On the off possibility your real estate professional has not seen a weather report, inform them that there's a weather system approaching, and you may have to delay vacating the property. Real estate dealings seldom occur in a vacuum so if you're affected, so can be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Don't worry, it is going to all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company About Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you'll be moving while there is a possibility of nasty weather, ask your moving company in El Paso precisely how they address it. Keeping their teams safe is paramount, and they will use a method for poor weather. This might result in loading as much as they're able to and returning once things remove to finish or maybe waiting to load at all. If conditions turn bad on the road they're going to pull over until the roads are safe to travel. Simply speaking, getting there safely is the main concern. Except in cases where the storm is ferocious, the majority of interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The way you handle your family in the weather event depends on several factors--how far away you're moving, do you expect to lose electricity (a lot of new communities have underground lines), do you think you're safe remaining in your old residence and camping out, do you have lodging reservations on the way?

Camping out is not great in an empty home with a cleaned-out refrigerator and the danger of a loss of electricity, so staying in a hotel or with friends is a better decision. Should you be anticipating several inches of snow and after that clearing and melting that's simple to deal with; should you have an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and ongoing sub-freezing conditions, you'll want to proceed to move your family members to other accommodations. Ice may produce more serious hold-ups compared to rain or snow, therefore be equipped for a couple of days of waiting when ice is the issue.

Should you be en route and dangerous weather is anticipated, go on and make hotel reservations. Even though you feel you can get through, or you're not sure how much the effect is going to be, take into account that accommodations are limited, and you don't want to become trapped in a questionable place with your family. Some non-pet motels make exceptions in rough weather and they're welcome inside your room.

Pack a cooler or two with snacks, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining places are not open. Additionally, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares inside the car if you have car trouble or get in an accident--help may come, and often will be slowed.

Keeping Your New House Clean

Reality check--all the blankets and bathroom towels on the planet are not going to keep the floors clean when you're moving in stormy, snowy weather. You'll be able to prevent some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard on the most frequently trafficked spots, but unless the professional movers in El Paso remove their shoes or boots each time they come in your house, it's an uphill fight. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwood floors as soon as everything is inside.

Should you be detained a few days by weather, bear in mind there is little you can do to hurry things along. Relaxing may well be a struggle, however you will be in your new home for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up as part of the family lore before you know it.

 

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