5 Tips For Moving In The Winter

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5 Tips For Moving In The Winter

2 November 2015
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Moving at any time of the year can be stressful, but a winter move can be especially difficult. A sudden blizzard or icy roads can prevent you from moving on your scheduled day. However, if you prepare ahead of time, you can make this move a little easier. Here are five helpful tips for moving in the winter:

Do not Put Away Your Winter Supplies

When you are moving in the winter, it is a good idea to keep your shovel, salt, ice scraper and winter accessories handy. You just never know when they will be necessary. For instance, if there is a lot of snow covering the sidewalk to your new place, you will need your shovel to clear a path. If the sidewalks are very slippery, sprinkle salt on them to make them safer to walk on.

Check the Weather Often

The weather can be quite unpredictable in the wintertime, so it is a wise idea to check the weather reports often. Even if you have paid attention to the weather for several days, you should still watch the weather on your moving day. If there is a sudden snowstorm, it is a wise idea to reschedule your move. If you hired a moving company, they will likely understand and reschedule at no extra charge.

Hire Movers

Getting assistance from professional movers (like Walsh Moving & Storage) is especially helpful in the winter. They lift all the heavy items for you and move your belongings in a timely manner. While the movers transport your items, you can stay warm in your house.

Protect the Floors

The floors in your home can get really messy with ice and snow during a winter move, so you should protect them with plastic sheets. If you do not want to use plastic, putting cardboard on the floors will also keep them from getting dirty.

Have Hot Drinks Available

Going out in the cold all the time can get uncomfortable, so it is a good idea to have hot drinks, such as tea and hot chocolate, on hand. If you have hired movers, do not forget to offer them something hot to drink to show them how much you appreciate their hard work.

Moving to a new place during the winter does not have to be terrible. If you follow these helpful tips, you can simplify your winter move and be in your new house in no time.