How to Prepare for a Safe Winter Move to Tulsa

moving in the winterBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving to Tulsa in the winter may be refreshing. The chilly winter air can be rejuvenating when you're carrying boxes and it is usually very hard to overheat as you might from a summer time move. However winter moves can also be much more potentially risky to you and your possessions. Frozen pathways might cause falls, and freezing rain or snow may drench your possessions. At the same time, you'll want to remain warm and safe and avoid working too rigorously in excessive conditions.

Today, we're here to share a handful of ways in which anyone moving will be able to prepare to move carefully in frosty and icy wintertime conditions.

Turn on the Utilities Prior to Arrival

An important planning step to take is your utilities. Be sure the power, water, gas, and internet are all on before you arrive to your new residence. Prior to when the moving company in Tulsa arrives or the moving truck is unloaded, start up the heater and let the house warm up. This creates a warm place for both you and your possessions as you unpack the moving van. The last thing that you would like is to start unloading into a very cold home.

Traction Footwear and Salt to Minimize Slips

Wear sensible wintertime shoes or boots with decent traction. This will help you to refrain from slipping on any ice in the walk or frost on the lawn while you pack or unpack the moving van. In addition, we advise that your shoes or boots include a sturdy, reinforced toe. Not only will this shield your toes from cartons as well as home furnishings, but you might also use sturdy-toed shoes or boots to safely prop a load mid-haul.

In the event the pavement is perceptibly icy, we recommend sprinkling the path with salt or even positioning down traction floor mats to make certain that loading is conducted solely with confident footing.

Prepare Towels or Mats to Shield the Floor

Indoors, preserve your floors - especially carpet and hardwood. The snow, ice, or damp mud which sticks to boots throughout a move can lead to stains or moisture damage. Nobody wants to damage their floors when moving out or on their first day moving in. Fortunately, avoidance is simple. If you have carpets and mats, place them down to preserve the key paths where you or movers will be carrying boxes to or from the truck. In the event that you don't have rugs, don't get worried. Place down your oldest towels and keep several towels on hand for arrival at the new house.

Cover Boxes and also Household furniture Against Snow

When there's frosty water falling from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow - shield your objects and yourself. Although people can put on coats and ponchos, you may also provide your boxes and pieces of furniture ponchos also. Towels are a wonderful choice in the event the rain is light, whilst tarps and trash bags are more effective for major rain or sleet. If you work with a professional moving company in Tulsa, they’ll take care of safeguarding your things.

Dress Warmly in Layers

Moving in the winter, you'll experience a variety of body temperature. The out of doors temperature is chilly, and you ought to keep yourself safely heated. At the same time, we realize that you can certainly heat up whenever carrying boxes and furniture. Therefore, dress warmly in layers. Don a long-sleeve shirt plus a sweater, sweatshirt, and coat - or however many layers you need to be comfy whenever standing still outdoors. Subsequently while you get hot, lose the additional layers and put them back on once you get cold once more. This is basically the best method to keep warm when working hard and moving indoors and outdoors throughout the move.

Drink Plenty of Water, Tea, or Cocoa

Avoid dehydration. Wintertime air is often incredibly dry along with frigid. Indoor air that's been heated can also be fairly dry. You must keep yourself hydrated for both your overall health and also to maintain your strength for the move. Water from the tap might be very cold, so have a kettle of hot water for tea or instant hot chocolate all set instead. Invite everybody to constantly take sips or stop for a tea break to keep hydrated.

Take Breaks and Keep Comfy

Ultimately, remember to take breaks. Even if you prefer to conclude the move fast, stop when you get overly drained or too chilled. You'll want to relax for five to twenty minutes. Certainly have a break and sip a cup of water, tea, or hot chocolate over the break. If anyone begins feeling weary, permit them to have a longer break or sit down and commence unpacking for a short time as an alternative.

Count on Pros to Do the Winter Hard Work

You don't need to tackle a tough wintertime move on your own. Engaging professional movers in Tulsa can assist you with the hardest parts of the move: loading and unloading in the cold, driving the packed moving truck in wintry conditions, and home furniture set up if you have any substantial, unwieldy pieces. Should you be concerned with your health or even safety, or simply want to give attention to unpacking once the boxes arrive, we can help.

Contact Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa today to go over the winter moving services that you need to move safely and happily this season.


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