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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to San Antonio

moving in the winterBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to San Antonio in the winter months might be energizing. The chilly winter air can feel exhilarating if you are lugging cartons and it's difficult to get too hot as you may during a summer move. However winter moves may also be much more potentially risky to you and your possessions. Icy pathways can cause slips, and freezing rain or snow may soak your personal property. Concurrently, you need to keep yourself warm and safe and avoid working too hard in severe conditions.

Today, we're here to share with you a couple of ways in which anybody moving will be able to plan to move safely in frosty and icy winter weather conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Prior to Arrival

A very important groundwork step to take is your utilities. Ensure the power, water, gas, and internet are on when you arrive to your new residence. Ahead of when the moving company in San Antonio gets there or the moving van is unloaded, switch on the furnace and let the residence warm up. This results in a warm spot for both you and your household goods when you unpack the truck. The very last thing you want is to commence unloading into a very cold house.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Prevent Slips

Utilize practical wintertime shoes or boots with decent traction. This will help to avoid slipping on any ice in the walk or frost on the yard while you pack or unpack the truck. In addition, we advise that your shoes or boots include a strong, reinforced toe. Not only can this protect your toes from boxes as well as home furnishings, but you might also utilize sturdy-toed shoes or boots to safely brace a load mid-haul.

If the pavement is perceptibly icy, we advise sprinkling the path with salt or perhaps positioning down traction rugs to ensure loading is performed solely with sure footing.

Organize Towels and Mats to Shield the Floor

Indoors, shield your floor surfaces - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud that adheres to boots throughout a move can result in stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to ruin their floors when moving out or on their 1st day moving in. Thankfully, avoidance is easy. If you have carpets and mats, put them down to shield the primary paths where you or movers will be taking boxes to or from the moving van. In case you do not have rugs, do not worry. Throw down your oldest towels and keep some towels handy for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes and Home furniture Against Snow

When there's cold water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - protect your items and yourself. While individuals can throw on jackets and ponchos, you can also provide your boxes and pieces of furniture ponchos too. Bathroom towels are a fantastic choice in the event the precipitation is gentle, whilst tarps and trash bags are better for serious rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in San Antonio, they will manage protecting your things.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter months, you will go through an array of body temperature. The outdoor temperature is chilly, and you need to keep yourself safely heated. Simultaneously, we understand that you can definitely warm up while carting boxes as well as furniture. So, dress warmly in layers. Put on a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be toasty whenever standing still outside the house. Consequently as you get hot, lose the extra layers and put them right back on if you are chilled once again. This is basically the safest way to remain warm anytime working hard and moving indoors and outdoors throughout the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Hot chocolate

Keep yourself hydrated. Wintertime air tends to be particularly dry along with cold. Inside air that's been heated is additionally quite dry. You'll want to keep yourself hydrated both for your state of health as well as to keep up your strength for the move. Water from the faucet might be overly frigid, so keep a kettle of warm water for tea or instant hot chocolate prepared instead. Encourage everyone to regularly take sips or stop for a tea break to stay hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Comfy

Finally, make sure to take breaks. Even though you desire to finish the move quickly, stop whenever you get overly tired or extremely chilled. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Certainly have a break and consume a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate over the break. If someone starts feeling drained, permit them to take a longer break or sit down and start unpacking for a while alternatively.

Count on Professionals to Accomplish the Wintertime Heavy Lifting

You don't have to take on a tough winter move on your own. Hiring professional movers in San Antonio can help you with the toughest portions of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the loaded moving van in wintry conditions, and household furniture assembly if you have any sizeable, heavy pieces. If you are concerned about your health or even safety, or just want to give attention to unpacking when the boxes arrive, we will help.

Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio today to go over the winter moving services that you want to move safely and happily this season.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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