Moving to Little Rock When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Preparation and persistence ought to be the hypnotic chants for anybody planning a move, but when you are moving to Little Rock in between late fall and spring, you need to be prepared 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 rains in the milder South. Therefore, what should you do when you find yourself going on the way exactly as soon as the weather guy is saying you should not even think about it?

There's absolutely nothing that you can do about a blizzard but having a "plan b" will help you endure any storm. Employ a checklist (there are various good 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, inform them that there is a weather event arriving, and you may have to delay vacating the house. Real estate transactions seldom occur in a vacuum and if you are affected, so may be your buyers, their buyers, and so forth. Do not worry, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you'll be moving when there is a potential for bad weather, ask your moving company in Little Rock precisely how they manage it. Keeping their teams safe is essential, and they'll have a protocol for poor weather. This may mean packing as much as they can and coming back once things clear up to conclude or holding off to load at all. If conditions turn terrible on the highway they'll pull over until the streets are safe to travel. In a nutshell, getting there safely is the a main concern. Unless the storm is brutal, the majority of interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you manage your family in the weather event relies upon a number of factors--how far will you be moving, do you expect to lose power (numerous new neighborhoods have underground lines), are you safe staying in your old residence and camping out, do you have hotel reservations along the way?

Camping out will not be much fun in a bare home which has a cleaned-out fridge and the threat of a loss of electricity, so staying in a motel or with close friends is a better choice. Should you be expecting a couple of inches of snow and after that clearing and melting that's simple to contend with; if you've got an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and extended sub-freezing temps, you should 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 issue.

If you are in route and bad weather is predicted, go on and make hotel reservations. Even when you think you will get through, or you aren't positive just how much the effect is going to be, keep in mind 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 inside your hotel room.

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

Keeping the New House Clean

Fact--all the blankets and bathroom towels in the world 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 areas, yet unless the professional movers in Little Rock remove their shoes whenever they come in the house, it's an uphill struggle. Plan a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods as soon as everything is inside.

If you're slowed a couple of days by weather, bear in mind there is little that you can do to push things along. Relaxing might be a challenge, however 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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