Moving during the winter time can be both good and bad. It’s good because the winter is moving “off-peak” season so you can get much cheaper rates! However, it can be tough because of the inclement weather.
If you end up moving during snowy or icy weather, be sure to do the following:
1) Clean and salt the walkway, driveway, and other areas around the home you’re moving from and moving to.
2) Make sure you have plenty of extra shovels, salt, and scrapers in case there’s more to clean during the move itself.
3) Line the entry way (and the hallways if possible) with mats to keep the snow, water, and salt from getting all over your beautiful new home.
4) Only choose a moving company that carries liability insurance so you won’t be held responsible for any slips or accidents that can happen.
5) Be in contact with your moving company about their weather policies. You don’t want to be waiting around for a moving company that isn’t planning on showing up due to snow or bad weather.
6) Make sure all of your furniture are wrapped with blankets or protective packing supplies. You don’t want your fabric sofa falling into the snow!
7) Winterize your vehicle for moving day. Check your brakes, tires, steering, fluid levels, HEAT, etc. You don’t want any accidents on moving day!
8) Turn on electricity in the new home prior to moving day. Because the winter days are shorter, it gets dark outside earlier. You don’t want to be moving your furniture into a dark home with no lights!
9) Most importantly, be very careful. Walk, drive, move slowly and carefully so you don’t get hurt.
Good luck on your move if you’re moving this winter! For a detailed estimate please fill out the contact form.