How to Move Safely During the Winter in Little Rock

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While many aspects of our lives are established on the time of year, very often the huge transitions like moving into a new home really do not take the weather into regard. If your new residence in Little Rock is ready for you in the during the winter months, it's time to move whether it is the smoothest time of year for the job or not. While the good news is that sweat won't be rolling off of you during the move, it's very important to think about the special safety preventative measures required to ensure that you, your helpful friends and your professional movers are both safe and efficient in the blustery conditions.

What You'll Require

  • Snow Shovels
  • Rock Salt
  • Plastic Sheeting or Tarps
  • Kettle, Tea Bags, and Several Mugs
  • Pitcher and Cups

Dealing with Icey Sidewalks

An important item to remember is that icy sidewalks, driveways, and streets are troubling enough under normal conditions but become much more problematic when you are carrying heavy boxes or furniture and cannot watch your step as attentively. If it is icy where you live, shovel the walkways as completely as possible and salt the entire walk betwixt your front door and the door of the moving truck. When you're done, pack up your shovels and bag of salt in the trunk of your own transportation or make sure they are packed last in the moving truck. This will assure that you can clear driveways and walkways at your new house as well.

Protecting Your Flooring

The second ice and snow related issue is actually inside of your home. When people are tramping through ice and snow to get into your house, that slush will stay on their boots and will most likely be tracked all over your nice floors or, even worse, soak dirty slush into your carpets. To guard both the home you're leaving and the one you are moving into, use tarps and plastic sheeting to keep slush-covered boots off your flooring.

Planning for Icy Roads in Little Rock

The following thing to think about is the possibility that the byways you will be traveling on are likely to also be covered in ice and maybe even people still traveling from the holidays. You should plan for heavy traffic, accidents, backups, and all types of delays. This means that if you have a drop dead date for your move, you will want to leave early to assure that you have an extra few days to both make the trip and get all of your things unloaded in the ice.

For efficiency and safety's sake, you may also want to plan alternate routes or have an app ready to help you plan detours in the event that there is a bad traffic or weather issue on your primary planned route.

Landing Somewhere Warm

After a arduous drive in the moving truck or your own automobile in a caravan with your moving trucks, you're going to need to warm up in your new home very quickly. This means that any delays getting the house open and the heater own can be problematic, especially if the utilities aren't ready yet. Make sure to have water, electricity, and gas, if relevant, turned on at the new place. Try to arrive before of the trucks or ask a local contact to access the house and get it warming up before the convoy arrives and the unpacking starts.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Movers

Moving in the cold is tough work with a combined risk of getting too cold, getting too warm, and getting dangerously dehydrated as your body loses moisture to the cold. After you get the heater turned on, you should make a big pot of hot tea or cocoa along with a pitcher of room-temperature (not freezing cold) water. Keep yourself hydrated and warm with cups of tea and pass cups or a thermos around for the movers and any friends who are helping you. This way, everyone remains energetic and unlikely to get too tired or catch a cold during the move.

Moving in the winter is tough business, but something you can surely execute with a little forward thinking and consideration for everyone involved. By making sure all walkways have the snow and ice removed, the destination home is ready to be hospitable, and everyone drinks and stays hydrated, you should be able to get all your possessions safely from one icy residence to another.