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 winter months can be refreshing. The frosty winter air can be refreshing if you are hauling cartons and it is usually very hard to overheat as you may in a summer move. Nevertheless winter moves may also be much more potentially dangerous to you and your household goods. Frozen pathways could cause slips, and freezing rain or snow may drench your possessions. Concurrently, you'll want to stay warm and safe and avoid working too hard in excessive temperatures.
 

Today, we are here to share a couple of strategies that virtually anyone moving can prepare to move carefully in frosty and icy wintertime conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Before Arrival

An important groundwork step to take is your utilities. Ensure the power, water, gas, and internet are on when you arrive to your new home. Before the moving company in Houston arrives or the moving truck is unloaded, switch on the furnace and let the house warm up. This generates a comfortable location for both you and your possessions while you unpack the moving truck. The very last thing you need is to commence unloading into a cold house.

Traction Shoes or boots and Salt to Prevent Slips

Wear sensible wintertime footwear with good traction. This will help you to steer clear of slipping on any ice in the driveway or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the moving truck. We also advise that your footwear include a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not merely will this safeguard your toes from containers and also furniture, but you might also utilize sturdy-toed shoes to safely brace a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we advise sprinkling the path with salt or perhaps positioning down traction floor mats to confirm loading is conducted solely with sure footing.

Arrange Towels or Mats to Preserve the Floor

Indoors, protect your floors - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud that sticks to boots during a move can result in stains or moisture damage. No one wants to damage their floors when moving out or on their first day moving in. Thankfully, prevention is straightforward. Should you have rugs and floor mats, throw them down to shield the key paths where you or movers are going to be taking cartons to or from the truck. If you do not have mats, don't get worried. Throw down your oldest towels and keep several towels convenient for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes and also Home furniture Against Snow

When there is chilly water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your things and yourself. Whilst folks can put on coats or ponchos, you can also give your cartons and household furniture ponchos too. Bath towels are a fantastic alternative when the precipitation is mild, whilst tarps and trash bags are better for heavy rain or sleet. If you are using a professional moving company in Houston, they will manage safeguarding your belongings.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter months, you will experience a variety of body temperature. The out of doors temperature is cold, and you should stay safely warm. At the same time, we understand that you can certainly heat up while lugging cartons and household furniture. Therefore, dress warmly in layers. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be comfortable while standing still outdoors. Then while you heat up, lose the additional layers and put them right back on when you get chilled once more. This is the easiest way to keep warm anytime working hard and moving indoors and outdoors during the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Hot chocolate

Stay hydrated. Wintertime air is commonly particularly dry along with frigid. Indoor air that's been heated up is likewise rather dry. You need to keep yourself hydrated both for your wellbeing and also to keep up your strength for the move. Water from the tap could possibly be overly cold, so keep a pot of hot water for tea or instant cocoa all set as an alternative. Encourage everybody to frequently take sips or stop for a tea break to stay hydrated.

Take Breaks and Remain Toasty

Finally, remember to take breaks. Even if you prefer to conclude the move fast, stop if you get too fatigued or excessively chilled. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Truly take a rest and sip a cup of water, tea, or cocoa over the break. If someone begins feeling drained, let them take a extended break or sit down and start unpacking for a while alternatively.

Count on Pros to Accomplish the Winter Heavy Lifting

It's not necessary to take on a difficult winter weather move on your own. Engaging professional movers in Houston can help you with the toughest portions of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed moving van in icy conditions, and household furniture set up if you have any large, awkward items. If you are concerned with your health or safety, or simply wish to give attention to unpacking once the boxes arrive, we can help.

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

 

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