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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to Austin

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

Moving to Austin in the winter may be energizing. The frigid winter air can feel refreshing if you are lugging boxes and it is nearly impossible to overheat as perhaps you might in a summer time move. But winter moves may also be more potentially hazardous to you and your possessions. Frozen walkways might cause slips, and freezing rain or snow can soak your personal property. Simultaneously, you need to stay warm and safe and stay away from working too rigorously in severe temps.

Today, we are here to discuss a few ways that virtually anyone moving can plan to move carefully in frosty and icy winter conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Ahead of Arrival

A very important groundwork action to take is your utilities. Make sure the power, water, gas, and internet are on before you arrive to your new house. Prior to when the moving company in Austin gets there or the moving truck is unloaded, turn on the heater and let the home heat up. This generates a warm spot for both you and your household goods while you unload the moving van. The last thing you need is to start unloading into a freezing house.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Prevent Slips

Wear functional wintertime shoes with effective traction. This will help to refrain from slipping on any ice in the driveway or frost on the grass as you pack or unpack the moving truck. In addition, we suggest that your shoes or boots include a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not only can this shield your toes from containers and furniture, but you might also make use of sturdy-toed shoes or boots to safely prop a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we advise sprinkling the path with salt or positioning down traction mats to confirm loading is conducted solely with sure footing.

Prepare Towels or Mats to Preserve the Floor

Indoors, preserve your floors - particularly carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud that sticks to boots during a move can lead to stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to ruin their flooring when moving out or on their very first day moving in. Fortunately, avoidance is simple. For those who have rugs and floor mats, put them down to shield the key pathways where you or movers will be hauling boxes to or from the truck. In case you don't have rugs, don't fret. Throw down your oldest towels and keep some towels on hand for arrival at the new home.

Cover Boxes and Home furniture Against Snow

When there is cold water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - preserve your things and yourself. Although individuals can put on jackets and ponchos, it's also possible to provide your cardboard boxes and home furnishings ponchos too. Bath towels are a fantastic option if the rain is light, whilst tarps and trash bags are more effective for heavy rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in Austin, they’ll take care of protecting your things.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter, you'll experience an array of body temperature. The exterior temperature is frigid, and you should keep yourself safely warm. Concurrently, we realize that you can certainly heat up whenever carting cartons and household furniture. Thus, dress warmly in layers. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be comfy whenever standing still outdoors. Consequently as you warm up, take off the excess layers and put them right back on if you are chilled once again. This can be the best way to stay warm whenever working hard and moving outdoors and indoors over the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Keep yourself hydrated. Winter air is commonly particularly dry as well as frigid. Indoor air which has been heated is also fairly dry. You need to avoid dehydration for both your overall health and also to maintain your strength for the move. Drinking water from the tap might be very cold, so keep a pot of hot water for tea or instant hot chocolate prepared as an alternative. Ask everybody to continuously take sips or stop for a tea break to remain hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Toasty

Lastly, remember to take breaks. Even though you want to conclude the move fast, stop when you get overly drained or excessively frosty. Be sure to relax for five to twenty minutes. Genuinely have a rest and consume a cup of water, tea, or cocoa throughout the break. If someone begins feeling exhausted, permit them to have a extended break or sit down and commence unpacking for a little bit as an alternative.

Count on Pros to Perform the Winter Hard Work

You don't need to tackle a challenging winter weather move on your own. Engaging professional movers in Austin can help you with the hardest portions of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the loaded moving van in icy conditions, and furniture assembly for those who have any sizeable, heavy items. For anyone who is worried about your health or even safety, or just want to concentrate on unpacking as the boxes arrive, we will help.

Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin today to discuss the winter moving services that you want to move safely and happily this season.


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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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