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November 19, 2019

Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City When the Weather Is Really Bad

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

Planning and persistence should be the hypnotic chants for anyone organizing a move, however when you will be moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City between late autumn and springtime, you need to be ready for a "weather event" at a moment's notice. A small number of areas of the US are exempt from severe climatic conditions, from snow storms across much of the land, to heavy down pours in the warmer South. So, where do you turn if you are going on the road exactly as soon as the weather guy is saying don't think about it?

There is very little you can do about a blizzard yet utilizing a backup plan will assist you to weather just about any storm. Use a checklist (there are several good moving apps for this sort of thing) should you need to divert and reschedule and include these matters in your list.

Inform Your Realtor

On the off chance your realtor has not observed a weather report, make sure they know that there is a weather event approaching, and you could need to defer vacating the house. Real estate transactions hardly ever occur in a vacuum and if you're impinged on, so can be your buyers, their buyers, and so forth. Don't fret, it'll all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company About Their Bad Weather Policy

When you know you'll be moving if there is a chance of foul weather, ask your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City regarding how they handle it. Keeping their workers safe is paramount, and they're going to have a method for poor weather conditions. This may result in loading as much as they can and coming back when things clear up to conclude or maybe delaying to load at all. If circumstances turn bad on the highway they'll pull over until the roadways are safe to travel. In a nutshell, getting there safely is the main priority. Unless the weather system is brutal, the majority of interstates are cleared rapidly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

How you handle your family members in the weather event is dependent on a couple of factors--how far away you're moving, do you expect to lose electricity (many new communities have underground lines), do you think you're safe remaining in your old home and camping out, do you have motel reservations on the way?

Camping out isn't much fun in a vacant residence which has a cleaned-out refrigerator and the risk of a loss of electricity, so staying in a motel or with family is a better alternative. If you are planning on a couple of inches of snow and then clearing and melting that's easy to deal with; should you have an ice storm and downed trees and power lines, and ongoing sub-freezing temps, you should proceed to move your family members to other accommodations. Ice can create more severe delays compared to rain or snow, therefore be equipped for several days of waiting when ice is the issue.

Should you be along the way and terrible weather is anticipated, proceed to make lodging reservations. Even when you feel you will get through, or you are not sure just how much the effect is going to be, remember that rooms are finite, and you don't want to be stuck in a questionable spot with the family. Most non-pet motels make exceptions in inclement weather and they are welcome within your room.

Load up a cooler or two with treats, drinks, and sandwiches--when the power's out, restaurants aren't open. Also, have blankets, numerous chargers, and flares in the car if you have car trouble or get in an accident--help may come, and often will be slowed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Truth time--all the blankets and bathroom towels in the world are not likely to keep your flooring surfaces spotless when you are moving in wet, wintry weather conditions. It is possible to steer clear of some mud and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard around the most frequently trafficked places, but unless the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City remove their boots each time they come in your house, it is an uphill fight. Schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwood floors once things are inside.

If you're slowed several days by weather, keep in mind there is little that you can do to move things along. Relaxing could be a challenge, but you'll be in the new residence for many years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up as an element of the family lore in no time.


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