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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to Houston

moving in the winterBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to Houston in the wintertime might be invigorating. The cold winter air can feel exhilarating when you're carrying cartons and it's usually very hard to overheat as perhaps you might in a summer move. But winter moves may also be more potentially dangerous to you and your possessions. Frozen pathways can lead to slips, and freezing rain or snow may saturate your belongings. At the same time, you need to keep yourself warm and safe and steer clear of working too rigorously in extreme temps.

Today, we're here to share with you a couple of strategies that virtually anyone moving can arrange to move smartly in frigid and icy winter conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Ahead of Arrival

A very important planning task to take is your utilities. Make sure the power, water, gas, and internet are all on when you arrive to your new house. Ahead of when the moving company in Houston arrives or the moving van is unloaded, switch on the heater and let the house heat up. This creates a comfy spot for both you and your belongings when you unload the moving truck. The very last thing that you would like is to commence unloading into a cold home.

Traction Shoes and Salt to Prevent Slips

Put on sensible wintertime shoes with effective traction. This will help to refrain from slipping on any ice in the driveway or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the moving truck. In addition, we advise that your shoes have a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not only does this shield your toes from containers and furniture, but you might also make use of sturdy-toed shoes to safely brace a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we recommend sprinkling the path with salt or even placing down traction floor mats to make certain that loading is conducted solely with confident footing.

Arrange Towels and Mats to Protect the Floor

Indoors, preserve your floors - particularly carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud which clings to boots during a move can result in stains or moisture damage. No one wants to ruin their flooring when moving out or on their 1st day moving in. Luckily, prevention is easy. For those who have rugs and floor mats, place them down to shield the main walkways where you or movers shall be hauling cartons to or from the moving truck. In the event that you do not have mats, don't fret. Throw down your oldest towels and keep several towels convenient for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes and Household furniture Against Snow

If there is frigid water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your items and yourself. While folks can put on coats and ponchos, it's also possible to give your boxes and household furniture ponchos too. Bath towels are a good solution if the rain is light, whilst tarps and trash bags are better for heavy rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in Houston, they’ll manage shielding your items.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter months, you'll experience a variety of body temperature. The exterior temperature is chilly, and you should stay safely warm. At the same time, we realize that you'll really warm up when hauling cardboard boxes and also furniture. Therefore, dress warmly in layers. Put on a long-sleeve shirt along with a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be comfy whenever standing still outside the house. Then while you warm up, lose the extra layers and put them right back on when you get chilly again. This is the safest way to stay warm when working hard and moving outdoors and indoors during the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Stay hydrated. Wintertime air is commonly extremely dry along with chilly. Inside air that has been heated up is additionally fairly dry. You need to avoid dehydration both for your state of health and also to keep up your strength for the move. Water from the faucet could possibly be too chilly, so keep a pot of warm water for tea or instant hot chocolate ready as an alternative. Ask everybody to regularly take sips or stop for a tea break to stay hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Comfy

Finally, remember to take breaks. Although you may want to finish the move rapidly, stop if you get excessively worn out or extremely frosty. Make sure to sit down for five to twenty minutes. Truly have a break and consume a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate during the break. If somebody begins feeling drained, let them take a longer break or sit down and start unpacking for a while instead.

Count on Professionals to Complete the Winter Heavy Lifting

You don't have to take on a difficult winter weather move on your own. Hiring professional movers in Houston can assist you with the toughest aspects of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed truck in wintry conditions, and furniture set up should you have any significant, heavy items. If you are concerned with your wellbeing or even safety, or just wish to give attention to unpacking as the boxes arrive, we are able to help.

Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston now to discuss the winter moving services that you want to move safely and happily this season.


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The Mickelson Family
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