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 spring, you need to be prepared for a "weather event" with a second's notice. Few areas of the US are actually free from intense weather, from snow storms across much of the nation, to heavy rains in the warmer South. So, where do you turn if you are going on the road precisely as soon as the weather man is saying you should not think about it?

You will find absolutely nothing that you can do about a blizzard yet having a "plan b" will help you weather virtually any storm. Use a checklist (there are several decent moving apps for this type 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 seen 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 transactions rarely happen in a vacuum and if you are impacted, so can be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Do not worry, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you'll be moving while there is a chance of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Colorado Springs regarding how they manage it. Keeping their workers safe is paramount, and they're going to have a process for poor weather. This may lead to loading as much as they can and returning when things clear up to finish or perhaps waiting to load at all. If conditions turn bad while travelling they will pull over until the highways are safe to travel. Simply speaking, getting there safely is the top priority. Unless the storm is intense, most interstates are cleared quickly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you deal with your family members during the weather event depends on several factors--how far will you be moving, do you expect to lose electricity (many new areas have underground lines), will you be safe remaining in your old house and camping out, do you have lodging reservations along the route?

Camping out will not be much fun in a vacant house with 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 couple of inches of snow and then clearing and melting that may be simple to deal with; if you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and continued sub-freezing temperatures, you'll want to go ahead and move your family members to other accommodations. Ice may produce more serious hold-ups compared to rain or snow, thus be equipped for several days of waiting when ice is the issue.

If you're in route and terrible weather is anticipated, go ahead and get motel reservations. Even if you feel you will get through, or you are not sure just how much the impact will be, keep in mind that hotel rooms are finite, and you wouldn't like to be trapped in a sketchy place 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 treats, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining places are not open. Furthermore, have blankets, numerous chargers, and flares in the vehicle should 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 towels on the planet aren't likely to keep your flooring clean when you are moving in wet, snowy weather. You can 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 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 everything is inside.

If you are detained 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 home 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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