Moving to Killeen When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Prep and persistence ought to be the meditative chants for everyone planning a move, but when you happen to be moving to Killeen in between late autumn and spring, you've got to be equipped for a "weather event" in a moment's notice. Few areas of the US are actually exempt from extreme weather, from snow storms across most of the land, to heavy rainfall in the milder South. Consequently, what do you do when you're going on the road exactly as soon as the weather guy is saying you should not even think about it?

There is very little that you can do about a blizzard however making use of a "plan b" can help you weather any storm. Use a checklist (there are several excellent moving apps for this sort of situation) in case you need to divert and reschedule and incorporate these topics on your list.

Notify Your Realtor

On the off odds your real estate professional hasn't seen a weather report, inform them that there's a weather system arriving, and you might have to delay vacating the property. Real estate deals rarely occur in a vacuum and if you are impinged on, so may be your buyers, their buyers, and many others. Don't fret, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

When you know you'll be moving if there is the potential for foul weather, ask your moving company in Killeen about how they handle it. Keeping their teams safe is vital, and they're going to use a protocol for dangerous weather. This might mean packing as much as they can and coming back once things remove to finish or perhaps delaying to load at all. If conditions get terrible on the highway they're going to pull over until the highways are safe to travel. In short, getting there safely is the a main concern. Except when the weather system is intense, many interstates are cleared quickly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you deal with your household during the weather system depends on a number of factors--how far are you moving, should you expect to lose power (many new neighborhoods have underground lines), are you safe being at your old house and camping out, do you have hotel reservations along the way?

Camping out is not much fun in an empty house which has a cleaned-out refrigerator and the risk of a loss of electricity, so staying in a motel or with family can be a better decision. If you are anticipating a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that is simple to manage; should you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and extended sub-freezing conditions, you'll want to go on and move your family members to other lodgings. Ice can cause more severe delays compared to rain or snow, so be equipped for a couple of days of waiting whenever ice is the issue.

Should you be in route and terrible weather is anticipated, go ahead and make hotel reservations. Even if you feel you will get through, or you aren't sure just how much the effect might be, keep in mind that accommodations are limited, and you shouldn't end up being stuck in a sketchy place with your loved ones. Many non-pet lodges make exceptions in bad weather and they are welcome within your hotel room.

Load up a cooler or two with treats, beverages, and sandwiches--when the power's out, restaurants aren't open. Additionally, have blankets, plenty of chargers, and flares inside the car should you have car problems or get in an accident--help will come, and often will be slowed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Truth time--all the blankets and bath towels in the world aren't going to keep the flooring tidy when you're moving in stormy, arctic weather. You'll be able to avoid some mud and scuffs by putting down heavy cardboard around the most heavily trafficked spots, but unless the professional movers in Killeen take off their shoes each time they come in your house, it's an uphill struggle. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods once things are inside.

Should you be slowed a few days by weather, remember there's little that can be done to push things along. Relaxing may well be a challenge, however you will be in the new home for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up a portion of the family lore before you know it.

 

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