Coming in On the Storm--Moving to Colorado Springs in Bad Weather

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

In an ideal realm, moving day will be a balmy 72 degrees with a light breeze and minimal humidity. The birds will sing, as well as the chipmunks will assist with small cartons. On the other hand, in the real world, particularly as summer time winds down and weather turns a tad more irascible, you need to be prepared for rough weather conditions that can dampen moving day.

Foremost, a word about hurricanes. A hurricane can be described as enormous storm, complete with powerful wind gusts as well as lightning possibilities. Currently, there are several churnings in the waters in the southern US that vary from minimal annoyances to cataclysmic and can impact a large quantity of the country. In case your move is scheduled for a time or area that coincides with the chance of a tropical storm or hurricane, postpone it. A professional moving company won't chance their people and equipment, but in the case you are the do-it-yourself type just reschedule. Forecasting currently is sophisticated enough that you are cognizant of imminent storms weeks out, so prepare accordingly.

Here is how to deal with your move to Colorado Springs in the course of awful winter weather factors.

Prepare Your Houses

For starters, be sure that your homes are ready. The electricity and water needs to be on at your new home, so you can get all set for the move-in if your new house is in the path of the weather. Talk to your real estate professional to confirm that there is a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the plumbing from freezing, and that also the thermostat is set to not less than 55 degrees--no one would like to come home to a broken pipe. In case you are moving long distance, hire someone to clear the driveway as well as salt the walkways to get into the home safely. For a local area move in Colorado Springs, send a teenager or your usual snow removal contact over to do the clearing immediately after your old house is completed.

Cover the entry with old blankets or bath towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors down not to mention minimize mud, salt, and snow tracking inside your home.

Professional movers in Colorado Springs understand how to pack and prepare your possessions to make sure they aren't destroyed in bad weather. You should expect to see a lot of moving blankets and plastic wrap. Some fragile things--art, china, or electronics--are susceptible to temperature, so if you have packed these things yourself talk to the movers to verify that those belongings are adequately protected from the cold.

Ask the movers to ensure that there are no leaking spots in the moving van--it's a tiny possibility but one that everybody would like to avert.

Prepare Yourself

It will be a long, and frankly, a difficult day should you be moving in the rain or snow. Get out your hiking gear--waterproof footwear, tarps, extra socks, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your snow stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and get some dry clothes on hand for the drive. It's important that you layer--as you commence moving you will get hot and you do not want to get too hot.

Prepare Your Automobiles

If you're driving to the new residence, have your vehicles serviced before moving day. A full tank of gas is a given, but have your mechanic to take a look at the tires and beneath the hood prior to going. Sure, you've got AAA, nevertheless do not assume you're going to be the only motorist in distress that day.

Plan a second path to your new home--if secondary roads are the best choice on a clear and dry day, the identical won't necessarily be correct during a winter storm. Adhere to main streets--interstates and big highways--since you can be assured those will be cleared and salted routinely to avoid ice accumulation.

Prepare to Stop

The most important thing to arrange for is the chance that your move to Colorado Springs may stop midway-if circumstances decline until it is not safe to drive. Go ahead and make lodging reservations for a night or 2 at home and in route as soon as you get the nasty forecast (be sure to include your domestic pets); it's possible to cancel if you need to.

There are numerous obvious benefits to employing a professional moving company, but it's the intangibles which matter most. When you use skilled pros, they can direct your move to Colorado Springs through lousy weather conditions with knowledge and care.


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