Many people choose to relocate in winter due to the cheaper prices and easy-to-rent equipment. Unfortunately, however, winter moving comes with a few major inconveniences due to the low temperatures and unpredictable weather. We recommend a few tips to winter movers to help ensure that you have a happy, safe move.
Make Sure to Shovel
There’s nothing worse than carrying fragile items, slipping in snow and breaking them! Make sure that you shovel or put salt down on any slippery driveways, sidewalks, or walkways in advance to avoid an expensive fall. This can ensure the safety of your prized possessions and of yourself!
Keep Your Flooring Covered
Snow loves to stick to clothing and boots and it always seems to make its way into your home during those bitter winter months. Make sure to lay some old sheets or towels down on the floor during your move in order to avoid unwanted snow tracks in your home. This will save you from the hassle of washing your new floors later!
Turn On The Heat!
Always ensure that your heat and electricity are set up before you move to a home in the winter to avoid a miserable experience. If you’re living in a location that experiences harsh winters, the last thing you want to do is live in a home with no heat! It never hurts to check and double check to make sure that you’ll have functioning heat and electricity before any move – especially during those below freezing temperatures.
Always Have a Back-Up Plan
Winter is a time where weather is extremely unpredictable and equally dangerous. Even if you really want to move into your home on a particular day, always have a back-up plan set in stone, just in case. There’s nothing worse than expecting to move in on one day and getting a foot of snow! Make sure you plan ahead enough so that winter weather can’t ruin your plans.
Always remember to stay safe, be proactive and prepare for the worst during your winter move. It will make your experience run more smoothly for everyone involved and will allow you to fully enjoy your home.