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Defying the Chill: How to Move in Winter Like the Pros

Moving is probably the last thing you want to do in winter. The unpredictable weather, chilly temperatures, and lack of sunlight can make winter moving a nightmare. We'll share some tips to make your winter move smooth and hassle-free. 

Plan ahead

Beginning your preparations well in advance can help you stay ahead of the unpredictable weather. This means securing a date with the moving company, packing all your belongings, and labeling the boxes before move day. 

If you are moving on your own, you can load items onto the truck the night before the scheduled day. 

Stay updated on the weather 

You can plan for everything else, not the weather. So keep an eye on the weather forecast and potential conditions a week from your move date. If conditions are too bad, it's not worth the risk. Protect yourself and the safety of your belongings by rescheduling. 

Protect fragile items

The cold temperature is unfriendly to fragile items like electronics, damaging them in the absence of extra protection. And glassware can crack or break from impact during the move. Use sturdy boxes and double-wrap items to safeguard fragile items from potential damage during the move. 

Keep pathways clear

Walking on snow and ice can ordinarily be dangerous, let alone doing so carrying large furniture and delicate items. Clear the driveways, walkways, and porches to prevent falls and the subsequent injuries and damage to delicate items. 

Don't forget to shovel and salt ancillary parking lots if your move involves multiple vehicles. Also, ensure the exterior lighting works if you have to unload in the dark. 

Protect your floors

With winter comes wet and muddy conditions, which means tracking moisture, slush, and dirt into your old and new homes. 

Lay down protective materials like old rugs, plastic sheeting, tarps, and cardboard to protect your flooring. However, tape down the materials, especially on hardwood floors, to prevent slipping hazards. 

Turn on the heat

You don't want to move into your new home when it's absolutely freezing. So it's a good idea to have the utility company turn on the heating a few days before the move day. 

But no need to crank the heater up. Since you and the moving guys will probably be sweating underneath your shirt, setting the heater on low is fine. 

Make a pot of hot chocolate

Don't forget to offer hot chocolate, coffee, or warm apple cider to the movers and everyone involved. This will not only provide warmth and thaw cold fingers but also keep spirits high during the move.

Leave your winter move to the pros and stay warm

These winter moving tips can help you prepare for the journey, but you don't have to brave the winter chill when you use our services. We have the experience, knowledge, and tools to move on schedule and secure your belongings. 

We can also handle packing and everything else, so you don't have to face the chill. Request a free quote today. 


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