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November 19, 2019

Moving to Houston When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Prep and persistence need to be the meditative chants for anybody planning a move, however when you happen to be moving to Houston between late fall and spring, you've got to be ready for a "weather event" with a second's notice. A small number of regions of the United States happen to be free from extreme weather conditions, from snow storms across the majority of the country, to heavy down pours in the warmer South. Consequently, what should you do if you are going on the path just when the weather man says you should not think about it?

You will find absolutely nothing you're able to do about a blizzard however making use of a backup plan can help you endure virtually any storm. Employ a checklist (there are various excellent moving apps for this type of situation) in the event you need to divert and reschedule and incorporate these matters on your list.

Inform Your Realtor

On the off odds your real estate professional hasn't observed a weather report, let them know that there's a weather event arriving, and you might have to defer vacating the property. Real estate deals hardly ever occur in a vacuum and if you're impacted, so might be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Do not worry, it is going to all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company With Regards to Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you will end up moving if there's the possibility of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Houston regarding how they handle it. Keeping their crews safe is vital, and they'll employ a process for dangerous weather. This might lead to packing as much as they are able to and returning once things remove to conclude or holding off to load at all. If circumstances turn terrible on the highway they're going to pull over until the streets are safe to travel. Simply speaking, getting there safely is the main priority. Unless the storm is ferocious, the majority of interstates are cleared quickly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The method that you handle your family during the weather event is dependent on several factors--how far will you be moving, should you expect to lose electricity (a lot of new neighborhoods have underground lines), will you be safe remaining in your old residence and camping out, have you got motel reservations along the route?

Camping out will not be great in an empty home with a cleaned-out refrigerator and the danger of a loss of power, so staying in a hotel or with family might be a better alternative. In case you are anticipating a couple of inches of snow and after that clearing and melting that's easy to contend with; if you've got an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and extended sub-freezing temperatures, you'll want to proceed to move your family members to other accommodations. Ice can create more severe delays in comparison with rain or snow, thus be ready for several days of waiting whenever ice is the issue.

If you are in route and terrible weather is predicted, proceed to make hotel reservations. Even though you believe you can get through, or you aren't certain just how much the effect is going to be, remember that accommodations are limited, and you wouldn't like to be trapped in a questionable area with the family. Many non-pet hotels make exceptions in inclement weather and they are welcome in your hotel room.

Load up a cooler or two with treats, beverages, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining establishments will not be open. Additionally, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares in the vehicle if you have car problems or get in an accident--help should come, but will be slowed.

Keeping Your New Home Clean

Reality check--all the blankets and bath towels on the planet are not going to keep your floors spotless if you are moving in stormy, arctic weather. You can avoid some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard on the most highly trafficked areas, however unless the professional movers in Houston take off 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 hardwoods as soon as things are inside.

If you are slowed a couple of days by weather, bear in mind there's little that you can do to move things along. Relaxing may well be a challenge, however you will be in the new house for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will become part of the family lore before very long.


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