For people that plan to move during the winter months (November- March), the idea of the moving process is … a cold reality. Since winter weather can be unpredictable, individuals should leave extra time to complete their move. The loading and unloading process can be much more laborious in snow or sleet.
This is also the time of year when most people want to be sitting down next to a fire with family and friends, not packing all their belongings and looking for a moving company. Cold weather may have detrimental effects to some personal belongings, in which case choosing a certain moving company that can meet various needs is essential. After reflecting on how much extra time and consideration should be put into a winter move, I thought it best to compile a list of about ten points that are crucial to having a successful winter move.
Helpful Winter Moving Precautions
- Be sure to clear the snow from main pathways.
- Make sure all the paths you plan on using are as dry and clear as possible as not to slip.
- Keep hot drinks or warm snacks available to grab while bringing things in and out of the house.
- Go to your new house the day before and clear snow and ice in the main areas.
- Get your pets to a warm, secure place before the movers descend on your home.
- Add salt or sand if you expect more snow or cold weather that night.
- Cover entrance ways and floors with old sheets or tarps to avoid tracking mud and snow in.
- Transport any live plants in your vehicle or in the cab of your rented moving truck, otherwise they may freeze.
- Turn the heat and water on a couple of days before arriving to make sure everything works and the house is warm the day you move in.
- Add a little holiday cheer to your new home to give it some seasons greetings as well as a homey feel.
I hope this list warms up your plans and ideas of moving this winter. Regardless of when your moving or the temperatures your moving in, the Mobile Attic team hopes your move is quick, easy and uneventful.