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December 21, 2020

How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to Little Rock

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

Moving to Little Rock in the winter months might be energizing. The frigid winter air can feel exhilarating when you're carrying cartons and it's usually very hard to overheat as perhaps you might during a summer move. However winter moves are also more potentially hazardous to you and your belongings. Frozen pathways might cause falls, and freezing rain or snow may soak your personal property. Concurrently, you need to stay toasty and safe and stay away from working too rigorously in excessive temperatures.

Today, we're here to share a couple of ways that anybody moving can easily arrange to move carefully in frigid and icy winter conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Prior to Arrival

An important preparation action to take is your utilities. Make sure the power, water, gas, and internet are all on when you arrive to your new house. Before the moving company in Little Rock gets there or the moving truck is unloaded, start up the furnace and let the home heat up. This creates a comfy place for both you and your household goods as you unload the moving van. The very last thing you want is to start unloading into a freezing house.

Traction Shoes or boots and Salt to Minimize Falls

Utilize practical wintertime footwear with good traction. This will help to steer clear of slipping on any ice in the sidewalk or frost on the grass while you pack or unpack the moving truck. In addition, we advise that your footwear have a strong, reinforced toe. Not merely will this safeguard your toes from boxes as well as furniture, but you can also make use of sturdy-toed footwear to safely prop a load mid-haul.

When the pavement is perceptibly icy, we recommend sprinkling the path with salt or positioning down traction floor mats to confirm loading is done solely with confident footing.

Prepare Towels or Mats to Shield the Floor

Indoors, preserve your floor surfaces - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud which adheres to boots during the move can result in stains or moisture damage. No one wants to damage their floors when moving out or on their very first day moving in. Luckily, prevention is simple. If you have rugs and mats, throw them down to protect the key paths where you or movers shall be hauling cartons to or from the moving van. In case you do not possess rugs, don't fret. Throw down your oldest towels and keep several towels convenient for arrival at the new residence.

Cover Boxes and also Furniture Against Snow

If there is frigid water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - shield your things and yourself. Whilst individuals can put on coats and ponchos, it's also possible to give your cardboard boxes and home furnishings ponchos too. Bathroom towels are a good solution when the precipitation is gentle, while tarps and trash bags are better for major rain or sleet. If you utilize a professional moving company in Little Rock, they will take care of shielding your belongings.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter, you'll experience a wide range of body temperature. The outdoor temperature is cold, and you ought to keep yourself safely warm. Concurrently, we understand that you'll really heat up when carting boxes as well as household furniture. So, dress warmly in layers. Don a long-sleeve shirt along with a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be warm whenever standing still outside the house. Consequently when you heat up, take off the additional layers and put them right back on when you are getting chilly once again. This is basically the best method to keep warm when working hard and moving indoors and outdoors over the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Hot chocolate

Stay hydrated. Winter air tends to be extremely dry as well as cold. Indoor air that's been heated can also be quite dry. You'll want to keep yourself hydrated for both your overall health as well as to maintain your strength for the move. Water from the faucet might be overly chilled, so have a kettle of warm water for tea or instant hot chocolate ready instead. Encourage everybody to constantly take sips or stop for a tea break to remain hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Cozy

Ultimately, don't forget to take breaks. Even though you wish to finish the move speedily, stop when you get overly fatigued or excessively chilly. Make sure to sit down for five to twenty minutes. Certainly have a rest and drink a cup of water, tea, or cocoa over the break. If somebody begins feeling weary, permit them to take a extended break or sit down and begin unpacking for a while as an alternative.

Count on Professionals to Perform the Winter Heavy Lifting

It's not necessary to tackle a tough winter move on your own. Hiring professional movers in Little Rock can assist you with the toughest portions of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the loaded moving truck in wintry conditions, and furniture assembly if you have any substantial, heavy items. Should you be concerned about your health or safety, or simply prefer to give attention to unpacking when the boxes arrive, we can help.

Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock now to discuss the winter moving services that you'll want to move safely and happily this season.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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