Moving to Colorado Springs When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Preparation and determination ought to be the hypnotic chants for everyone arranging a move, but when you're moving to Colorado Springs between late autumn and springtime, you need to be ready for a "weather event" with a moment's notice. Few areas of the US are actually free from intense weather conditions, from snow storms across much of the nation, to heavy down pours in the warmer South. So, where do you turn if you are going on the path exactly as soon as the weather man is saying you should not think about it?

You will find absolutely nothing you can do about a blizzard yet having a backup plan can help you survive virtually any storm. Have a checklist (there are several decent moving apps for this sort of situation) should you need to divert and reschedule and incorporate these matters in your list.

Alert Your Realtor

On the off odds your real estate professional hasn't observed a weather report, make sure they know that there is a weather system coming, and you may have to defer vacating the property. Real estate dealings seldom happen in a vacuum and if you are affected, so can be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Do not worry, it will all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you will be moving while there is a chance of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Colorado Springs regarding how they handle it. Keeping their workers safe is vital, and they're going to employ a protocol for bad weather. This may lead to loading as much as they are able to and returning when things clear up to finish or perhaps delaying to load at all. If conditions turn dangerous on the road they will pull over until the streets are safe to travel. Simply speaking, getting there safely is the top priority. Unless the weather event is intense, the majority of interstates are cleared quickly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you deal with your family members during the storm depends on a number of factors--how far are you moving, do you expect to lose electricity (many new areas have underground lines), will you be safe staying in your old house and camping out, do you have lodging reservations along the way?

Camping out will not be enjoyable in an empty home having a cleaned-out refrigerator and the threat of a loss of power, so staying in a hotel or with family might be a better choice. Should you be anticipating a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that may be simple to deal with; if you've got an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and continued sub-freezing temps, you'll want to go on and move your family members to other lodgings. Ice may produce more serious hold-ups than rain or snow, thus be ready for a few days of waiting if ice is the problem.

If you are along the way and terrible weather is anticipated, go on and get motel reservations. Even though you feel you can get through, or you are not sure how much the impact will be, remember that hotel rooms are finite, and you don't want to become trapped in a sketchy area with your loved ones. Many non-pet lodges make exceptions in bad 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 may not be open. Furthermore, have blankets, numerous chargers, and flares in the car in case you have car problems or get in an accident--help may come, and often will be slowed.

Keeping the New House Clean

Reality check--all the blankets and bath towels in the world aren't likely to keep your floors tidy when you're moving in wet, wintry weather. It is possible to prevent some dirt and scuffs by putting down heavy cardboard over the most heavily trafficked spots, but unless the professional movers in Colorado Springs remove their shoes or boots each time they come in the residence, it is an uphill struggle. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwood floors as soon as things are inside.

If you're delayed a few days by weather, remember there's little you can do to push things along. Relaxing could be a challenge, but you will be in your new house for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up as a portion of the family lore before very long.


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