While most people shy away from winter moves, some people prefer it. Winter moves are often cheaper, and the moving companies are not as busy, so you should be able to find the perfect one with the perfect day. However, with winter moving comes some struggles. Moving Pros are pros at moving whatever the weather may be, but below we will give you some tips to make your winter move easier.
There are several things you should do before and on moving day to make sure your move is successful.
Water and Electricity
It would help if you had the water and electricity turned on in your new home prior to moving day. You will want the heater in working order so that as you are moving, everyone has a comfortable area to escape if the weather is frigid. You also want to have electricity and water for your first night in the new home. It makes things a lot more comfortable.
Snow is Cleared
Ensure that all walkways and driveways are clear of snow before the movers arrive. If not, you are going to have a tough time trying to navigate through all the snow. If you aren’t into shoveling snow yourself, hire a professional to clear the snow for you. It will be one less thing you will need to worry about on moving day!
Protect Heavy Traffic Areas
Your home is going to have a lot of traffic on moving day. You should put down a surface protector for heavy traffic areas, as snow and water will be coming into your home as the movers work to unload your items.
Moving day is always stressful, but below we will discuss some things to be ready for!
Have Hot Drinks
Hot drinks on a cold winter day is hard to beat. This is especially the case if you are moving during a really cold day! Hot drinks will help keep your movers warm and motivated.
Snow should be cleared from the driveway and walkways that will be used for loading items. If there is snow blocking the path, it will be impossible to load your items onto the moving truck.
Protect Your Floors
As cautious as everyone is, you will always have water and snow inside your home if moving during the Winter. The best way to protect your flooring is by using items absorb the water and snow. There are several surfaces protects that you can purchase for moving day. Many people use cardboard, and it works great!
Above are some simple tips to help you during the Winter move. Dress warm and be excited to move into your new home!