Moving to Little Rock When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Planning and patience ought to be the hypnotic chants for anybody arranging a move, however when you are moving to Little Rock in between late fall and springtime, you need to be ready for a "weather event" with a second's notice. Only a few regions of the US really are exempt from extreme weather, from blizzards over much of the land, to heavy down pours in the milder South. Therefore, what should you do when you are going on the way exactly as soon as the weather guy is saying you should not even think about it?

There's absolutely nothing you can do about a blizzard however having a "plan b" will help you endure any storm. Employ a checklist (there are various excellent moving apps for this type of matter) in case you need to reroute and reschedule and incorporate these topics on your list.

Call Your Realtor

On the off chance your real estate professional hasn't seen a weather report, let them know that there is a storm coming, and you might have to delay vacating the house. Real estate transactions seldom occur in a vacuum and if you are affected, so might be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Don't fret, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company About Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you'll be moving while there is a potential for foul weather, ask your moving company in Little Rock precisely how they manage it. Keeping their crews safe is essential, and they will employ a process for poor weather. This may mean packing as much as they are able to and coming back once things clear up to conclude or perhaps holding off to load at all. If conditions turn terrible on the road they'll pull over until the streets are safe to travel. In short, getting there safely is the a main concern. Unless the weather event is ferocious, the majority of interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you handle your household in the weather event relies upon several factors--how far are you moving, should you expect to lose power (many new neighborhoods have underground lines), will you be safe staying in your old residence and camping out, do you have hotel reservations along the way?

Camping out will not be enjoyable in a bare home which has a cleaned-out fridge and the risk of a loss of electricity, so staying in a motel or with friends is a better choice. Should you be anticipating a few inches of snow and after that clearing and melting that's easy to handle; if you have an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and extended sub-freezing temps, you need to proceed to move your family members to other lodgings. Ice can create more severe slow downs than rain or snow, thus be prepared for a couple of days of waiting if ice is the problem.

If you are along the way and bad weather is predicted, go ahead and make lodging reservations. Even when you think you will get through, or you're not positive how much the effect will be, remember that rooms are finite, and you shouldn't be caught in a sketchy spot with your loved ones. Many non-pet hotels make exceptions in bad weather and they are welcome in your hotel room.

Load up a cooler or two with snacks, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, eating places will not be open. Likewise, have blankets, ample chargers, and flares in the vehicle should you have car problems or get in an accident--help should come, and often will be delayed.

Keeping the New House Clean

Fact--all the blankets and bathroom towels on the planet aren't likely to keep your flooring spotless if you are moving in stormy, wintry weather. It is possible to steer clear of some mud and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard over the most heavily trafficked places, yet unless the professional movers in Little Rock remove their shoes or boots whenever they come in the house, it is really an uphill struggle. Plan a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods as soon as things are inside.

If you are slowed a few days by weather, bear in mind there is little that you can do to push things along. Relaxing may well be a challenge, but you will be in the new house for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will become a portion of the family lore in no time.

 

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