Moving to San Antonio When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Preparation and patience ought to be the meditative chants for anybody organizing a move, however if you happen to be moving to San Antonio between late fall and spring season, you should be equipped for a "weather event" in a second's notice. Few parts of the US really are free from extreme weather conditions, from blizzards across most of the land, to heavy rains in the milder South. Consequently, what should you do when you find yourself going on the road just as soon as the weather man says do not think about it?

There's practically nothing that you can do about a blizzard however having a "plan b" can help you endure just about any storm. Use a checklist (there are a few good moving apps for this sort of thing) in case you need to divert and reschedule and incorporate these matters in your list.

Inform Your Realtor

On the off possibility your real estate agent has not noticed a weather report, inform them that there is a storm arriving, and you may have to defer vacating the house. Real estate transactions hardly ever occur in a vacuum so if you're impinged on, so may be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Do not worry, it is going to all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

When you know you will be moving when there is the chance of nasty weather, ask your moving company in San Antonio precisely how they address it. Keeping their workers safe is vital, and they'll use a method for bad weather. This could lead to loading as much as they're able to and returning when things remove to conclude or perhaps waiting to load at all. If conditions turn terrible while travelling they'll pull over until the roads are safe to travel. In a nutshell, getting there safely is the top priority. Except when the storm is brutal, many interstates are cleared rapidly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you deal with your family throughout the storm is dependent on a number of factors--how far away you're moving, might you expect to lose electricity (numerous new neighborhoods have underground lines), do you think you're safe staying in your old home and camping out, have you got lodging reservations on the way?

Camping out will not be great in a vacant house having a cleaned-out fridge and the threat of a loss of electricity, so staying in a hotel or with close friends might be a better choice. Should you be expecting a couple of inches of snow and after that clearing and melting that's easy to handle; if you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and extended sub-freezing conditions, you should go on and move your family to other lodgings. Ice may produce more severe slow downs compared to rain or snow, so be ready for several days of waiting whenever ice is the problem.

If you're en route and dangerous weather is predicted, go ahead and get hotel reservations. Even when you feel you will get through, or you're not positive how much the impact will be, remember that accommodations are finite, and you shouldn't become trapped in a sketchy spot with your family. Many non-pet motels make exceptions in rough weather and they're welcome inside your room.

Pack a cooler or two with goodies, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, eating places may not be open. Likewise, have blankets, numerous chargers, and flares in the car in case you have car problems or get in an accident--help may come, and often will be delayed.

Keeping Your New Home Clean

Truth time--all the blankets and bathroom towels in the world are certainly not going to keep your flooring spotless if you are moving in stormy, arctic weather. It is possible to avoid some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard over the most highly trafficked spots, however unless the professional movers in San Antonio remove their shoes every time they come in the residence, it is an uphill struggle. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods whenever things are all inside.

Should you be slowed a few days by weather, remember there's little that can be done to push things along. Relaxing might be a struggle, but you will be in the new residence for a long time and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will become an element of the family lore before very long.

 

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