Coming in On the Storm--Moving to Tulsa in Bad Weather

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

In a perfect universe, moving day is going to be a balmy 72 degrees with a small breeze and reduced humidity. The birds will sing, as well as the chipmunks will give assistance with small cartons. However, in real life, specifically as warm weather winds down and the weather gets a tad more irascible, you ought to be prepared for inclement weather conditions that can dampen moving day.

First, a note concerning hurricanes. A hurricane can be described as humongous storm, complete with robust winds as well as lightning possibilities. At the moment, you will find several churnings through the waters in the southern United States that vary from minor annoyances to cataclysmic and will impact a fair amount of the country. If your move is booked for a time or location that coincides with the chance of a tropical storm or hurricane, postpone it. A professional moving company is not going to chance their employees and equipment, but if you're the do-it-yourself kind merely reschedule. Forecasting these days is innovative enough that you're aware of imminent storms weeks out, so schedule accordingly.

Here is how to deal with your move to Tulsa in the course of bad winter weather factors.

Prepare Your Residences

To begin with, be sure that your homes are prepared. The electricity and water should be on at your new house, so you can get yourself ready for the move-in if your new house is inside the route of the weather. Request your real estate professional to confirm that there's a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the pipes from freezing, and that the temperature is set to at least 55 degrees--no one would like to arrive home to a burst pipe. If you're moving long distance, hire someone to clear the driveway and also salt the walkways so you can get inside the home without issue. For a local area move in Tulsa, send a teenager or your usual snow removal contact over to carry out the shoveling immediately after your old home is finished.

Cover the entry with old blankets or bath towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors to a minimum in addition to minimize dirt, salt, and snow tracking inside your home.

Professional movers in Tulsa know how to pack and prep your possessions to make sure they aren't ruined in bad weather. You should expect to witness plenty of moving pads and shrink wrap. Quite a few delicate things--art, china, or electronics--are sensitive to temperature, therefore if you've packed these items yourself talk to the movers to confirm that those things are properly insulated from the winter weather.

Request the movers to verify that there are not any leaking areas in the moving truck--it is a little risk but one that everyone wants to circumvent.

Prepare Yourself

It will be a challenging, and albeit, a difficult day if you are relocating the rain or snow. Get out your hiking gear--waterproof footwear, tarps, extra socks, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your snow stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and get some dry garments on hand for the drive. It is crucial that you layer--as you begin moving you may get toasty and you don't want to get too hot.

Prepare Your Vehicles

Should you be driving to the new home, have your automobiles serviced before moving day. A full tank of gas is a given, but have your mechanic to take a look at the tires and beneath the hood prior to going. Indeed, you've got AAA, however do not assume you are going to be the sole vehicle in distress that day.

Plan an additional route to your new residence--if secondary roads are the most effective choice on a clear and dry day, the same is not going to automatically be accurate during a winter storm. Stay with primary roadways--interstates as well as big highways--since you can rest assured those will be cleared and salted regularly to circumvent ice accumulation.

Prepare to Stop

What is important to arrange for is the possibility that your move to Tulsa might cease midway-if conditions deteriorate until it is not safe to drive. Simply make lodging reservations for a night or 2 at home and also en route once you get the bad forecast (remember to incorporate your domestic pets); it's possible to cancel if you need to.

There are lots of clear advantages of working with a professional moving company, but it's the intangibles that matter most. By using seasoned professionals, they are able to direct your move to Tulsa through lousy weather conditions with experience and care.


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