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November 19, 2019

Moving to Tulsa When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Planning and determination ought to be the meditative chants for anyone arranging a move, but when you're moving to Tulsa between late autumn and spring, you've got to be prepared for a "weather event" at a second's notice. Only a few regions of the United States are actually free from intense weather conditions, from snow storms across much of the land, to heavy rains in the milder South. Consequently, what do you do when you are going on the path exactly as soon as the weather man is saying don't even think about it?

There is very little that you can do about a blizzard but making use of a backup plan will assist you to weather virtually any storm. Have a checklist (there are several good moving apps for this sort of thing) should you need to reroute and reschedule and include these subjects in your list.

Call Your Realtor

On the off odds your real estate professional hasn't noticed a weather report, make sure they know that there's a weather system arriving, and you might have to delay vacating the property. Real estate dealings rarely occur in a vacuum so if you're impacted, so can be your buyers, their buyers, and so forth. Don't worry, it'll all work out.

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

If you know you will be moving while there is a chance of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Tulsa about how they address it. Keeping their teams safe is vital, and they're going to use a method for bad weather. This may result in loading as much as they are able to and coming back once things clear up to conclude or holding off to load at all. If conditions turn dangerous on the highway they're going to pull over until the roadways are safe to travel. In short, getting there safely is the main concern. Except in cases where the weather event is intense, most interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The way you manage your family members during the weather system is dependent on several factors--how far away are you moving, should you expect to lose power (numerous new neighborhoods have underground lines), do you think you're safe remaining in your old residence and camping out, have you got lodging reservations on the way?

Camping out is not much fun in a bare residence having a cleaned-out refrigerator and the danger of a loss of electricity, so staying in a hotel or with family might be a better choice. If you are expecting a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that may be simple to handle; should you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and extended sub-freezing temps, you should go ahead and move your family to other lodgings. Ice may produce more severe delays in comparison with rain or snow, thus be prepared for a couple of days of waiting when ice is the problem.

Should you be along the way and terrible weather is predicted, go ahead and make motel reservations. Even though you feel you can get through, or you're not certain the amount the impact will be, remember that rooms are limited, and you shouldn't be caught in a questionable place with your family. Some non-pet hotels make exceptions in rough weather and they're welcome within your hotel room.

Load up a cooler or two with snacks, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, dining establishments may not be open. Also, have blankets, plenty of chargers, and flares inside the car in case you have car issues or get in an accident--help should come, and can be delayed.

Keeping Your New House Clean

Truth time--all the blankets and bath towels in the world are certainly not going to keep the floors clean when you are moving in stormy, arctic weather. It is possible to steer clear of some mud and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard on the most frequently trafficked spots, however unless the professional movers in Tulsa take off their boots whenever they come in the house, it is an uphill battle. Plan a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods whenever things are inside.

If you're detained a few days by weather, bear in mind there's little that you can do to move things along. Relaxing might be a challenge, but you will be in your new home for a long time and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up as a portion of the family lore in no time.


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