Coming in On the Storm--Moving to Atlanta in Bad Weather

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

In a perfect realm, moving day will be a balmy 72 degrees along with a light breeze and minimal humidity. The birds will certainly sing, as well as the chipmunks will help with small cartons. But, in the real world, especially as summer winds down and weather turns a little more irascible, you ought to be ready for inclement weather that could dampen moving day.

First, a word concerning hurricanes. A hurricane is a massive thunderstorm, complete with powerful winds as well as lightning possibilities. Currently, there are a few churnings in the waters in the southern US which range from small annoyances to cataclysmic and can influence a large quantity of the nation. If your move is planned for a time or location that correlates with the chance of a tropical storm or hurricane, postpone it. A professional moving company is not going to chance their crews and equipment, however if you are the DIY kind simply reschedule. Forecasting nowadays is sophisticated enough that you're aware of imminent storms weeks out, so schedule appropriately.

Here is how to manage your move to Atlanta in the course of bad winter weather.

Prepare Your Houses

To begin with, make sure your residences are ready. The power and water ought to be on at your new home, so you can get ready for the move-in when your new home is in the direction of the weather. Talk to your realtor to check that there is a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the plumbing from freezing, and that also the temperature is set to not less than 55 degrees--nobody needs to get home to find a burst pipe. In case you are moving long distance, employ someone to clear the driveway and also salt the sidewalks so you can get into the residence without issue. For a local move in Atlanta, send a teenager or your usual snow removal source over to perform the shoveling after your old property is completed.

Protect the entry with old blankets or towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors down as well as reduce mud, salt, and snow tracking in your house.

Professional movers in Atlanta know how to pack and prepare your stuff in order that they are not broken in poor weather. You are very likely to see plenty of moving blankets and shrink wrap. A number of fragile things--art, china, or electronics--are vulnerable to temperature, therefore if you've packed these things yourself request the movers to verify that those things are adequately protected against the cold.

Ask the movers to ensure that there are zero dripping places in the moving van--it is a tiny chance but one that everybody wishes to circumvent.

Prepare Yourself

It will likely be a lengthy, and albeit, a miserable day if you are moving in the rain or snow. Find your camping gear--waterproof footwear, tarps, extra socks, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your snow stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and get some dry clothes handy for the drive. It is vital that you layer--as you commence moving you may get toasty therefore you do not want to get too hot.

Prepare Your Vehicles

If you're driving to the new home, have your vehicles serviced before moving day. A whole tank of gas is a given, but get your auto mechanic to take a look at the tires and beneath the hood prior to leaving. Of course, you might have AAA, but don't think you're going to be the sole vehicle in distress on that day.

Plan a second path to your new residence--if secondary roads are the best choice on a clear and dry day, the same won't automatically be correct during a winter storm. Stick to primary streets--interstates and big highways--since there is no doubt those are going to be cleared and salted frequently to prevent ice buildup.

Prepare to Stop

The biggest thing to prepare for is the chance that your move to Atlanta could cease midway-if conditions decline until it is not safe to drive. You should make lodging reservations for a night or 2 at home and also along the way as soon as you receive the bad forecast (be sure to incorporate your household pets); you can always cancel if you need to.

There are numerous obvious benefits of hiring a professional moving company, but it is the intangibles that matter most. When you use seasoned pros, they can guide your move to Atlanta through undesirable weather with knowledge and care.


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