How to Move Safely During the Winter in Colorado Springs01/24/2018 While many aspects of our lives are established on the time of year, very often the big developments like moving into a new residence simply do not take the weather into account. If your new house in Colorado Springs is ready for you in the middle of winter, it's time to move whether it's the simplest time of year for the task or not. While the good news is that sweat won't be dripping off of you in the thick of the move, it is definitely important to think about the special safety preventative measures needed to ensure that you, your helpful friends and your professional movers are both safe and efficient in the blustery conditions. What You Will Need Snow Shovels Rock Salt Plastic Sheeting or Tarps Kettle, Tea Bags, and Several Mugs Pitcher and Cups Preparing for Icey Sidewalks A vital item to remember is that icy sidewalks, driveways, and streets are treacherous enough under normal conditions but become much more of an issue when you're lugging around heavy boxes or furniture and can't watch your feet as attentively. If it's icy where you reside, shovel the walkways as comprehensively as possible and salt the complete walk in between your front door and the portal of the moving truck. When you are completed, put up your shovels and bag of salt in the trunk of your own vehicle or make sure they are packed last in the moving truck. This will guarantee that you can clear driveways and sidewalks at your new house as well. Protecting Your Flooring The second ice and snow related concern is actually inside of your home. When people are walking through ice and snow to get into your house, that slush will stay on their boots and will be tracked all over your clean floors or, worse, soak yucky slush into your carpets. To protect both the home you are leaving and the one you're moving into, use tarps and plastic sheeting to keep slush-covered footwear off your flooring. Planning for Icy Roads in Colorado Springs The next thing to ponder is the fact that the byways you will be traveling on are likely to also be blanketed in ice and maybe even people still traveling from the holidays. You should plan for heavy traffic, accidents, backups, and all kinds of delays. This means that if you have a moving deadline, you'll want to leave early to guarantee that you have a few extra days to both make the trip and get all of your possessions unloaded in the snow. For efficiency and safety's sake, you may also want to plan alternate routes or have an app ready to help you plan detours just in case there is a bad traffic or weather situation on your original planned route. Landing Somewhere Warm After a arduous drive in the moving truck or your own automobile in a caravan with your moving trucks, you are going to need to warm yourself in your new house very swiftly. This means that any delays getting the house open and the heater own can be problematic, especially if the utilities are not ready yet. Make sure to have water, electricity, and gas, if relevant, turned on at the new place. Attempt to arrive before of the moving trucks or ask someone local to access the house and get it warming up before the convoy shows up and the unpacking starts. Take Care of Yourself and Your Movers Moving in the frigid weather is arduous work with a combined risk of freezing, getting too warm, and getting dangerously dehydrated as your body loses moisture in the cold. After you get the heater turned on, you’ll want to make a big pot of hot tea or cocoa along with a pitcher of room-temperature (not freezing cold) water. Keep yourself hydrated and warm with cups of tea and pass cups or a thermos around for the movers and any friends who are there helping. This way, everyone stays energetic and unlikely to get too tired or catch a cold during the process. Moving in the winter is difficult business, but something you can surely handle with a little forward planning and consideration for everyone involved. By making sure all walkways are clear, the destination home is heated up, and everyone drinks and stays hydrated, you should be able to get all your things safely from one icy home to another.