Moving to Houston When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Prep and persistence ought to be the hypnotic chants for everyone organizing a move, however when you happen to be moving to Houston in between late autumn and spring season, you've got to be ready for a "weather event" in a second's notice. Only a few parts of the US are actually free from extreme weather, from blizzards over most of the land, to heavy rainfall in the warmer South. Consequently, what should you do if you are going on the road precisely when the weather man says do not think about it?

There's absolutely nothing you're able to do about a blizzard however having a backup plan can help you survive virtually any storm. Employ a checklist (there are various excellent moving apps for this sort of matter) should you need to divert and reschedule and encompass these topics in your list.

Call Your Realtor

On the off possibility your real estate professional has not seen a weather report, make sure they know that there is a storm coming, and you might need to delay vacating the house. Real estate dealings hardly ever occur in a vacuum so if you're impacted, so are your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Don't fret, it will all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company About Their Bad Weather Policy

If you know you will be moving if there is the possibility of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Houston precisely how they handle it. Keeping their teams safe is vital, and they will use a method for dangerous weather conditions. This might mean loading as much as they are able to and coming back after things remove to conclude or delaying to load at all. If conditions get bad while travelling they will pull over until the roads are safe to travel. In short, getting there safely is the main concern. Unless the weather system is intense, most interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you handle your family members in the weather system relies upon a couple of factors--how far are you moving, should you expect to lose power (many new neighborhoods have underground lines), will you be safe remaining in your old residence and camping out, have you got lodging reservations along the way?

Camping out is not great in an empty residence having a cleaned-out refrigerator and the danger of a loss of power, so staying in a motel or with friends is a better option. In case you are anticipating a couple of inches of snow and then clearing and melting that is straightforward to manage; if you have an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and extended sub-freezing temperatures, you need to go on and move your family to other accommodations. Ice can cause more severe slow downs in comparison with rain or snow, therefore be equipped for several days of waiting whenever ice is the challenge.

If you are en route and terrible weather is anticipated, go on and make lodging reservations. Even when you think you will get through, or you aren't sure how much the effect will be, take into account that hotel rooms are finite, and you wouldn't like to end up being trapped in a questionable spot with your loved ones. Some non-pet lodges make exceptions in inclement weather and they're welcome in your hotel room.

Pack a cooler or two with treats, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining places aren't open. Additionally, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares in the vehicle if you have car issues or get in an accident--help will come, but will be slowed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Reality check--all the blankets and bathroom towels on the earth are certainly not going to keep your flooring spotless if you are moving in stormy, snowy weather. You'll be able to prevent some mud and scuffs by putting down heavy cardboard around the most frequently trafficked spots, however unless the professional movers in Houston take off their boots every time they come in your home, it's an uphill battle. Plan a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwood floors once things are inside.

If you're delayed several days by weather, bear in mind there is little that you can do to move things along. Relaxing might be a challenge, but you'll be in your new house for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will become a portion of the family lore before you know it.

 

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