Moving in the winter can be a good time for people to move though moving does not always seem ideally done on an exceptionally freezing-cold day. You have more flexibility to book a mover since the winter is the slow season for moving companies. Rates are also frequently cheaper because you are not in the peak moving season. Moving in the winter is still very doable with these and other benefits to you, especially if a winter move is necessary. Considering this, we at Good Time Moving & Storage would like to discuss winter moving suggestions. The move can be far more successful than you might think with a little planning, organization, and help from a trusted professional, despite the challenges winter moving offers. For your winter moving, below you will find the basics to consider.
Flexibility of Moving in December or January
Since winter weather can be unpredictable, you need to be prepared for anything. Especially if it is a long distance move, keep an eye on the weather in the weeks leading up to your moving date. In the event a storm happens to blow in on the day you’re supposed to move, you may need to reschedule.
Preparing to Move
As moving day is very busy, you will want to make sure you got everything ready to roll by the time moving day rolls around. You should have everything packed and ready to go before your movers show up to avoid last minute chaos. By packing early, you can save a substantial amount of time.
What Do I Need when Moving to or from Snow?
You will have a bit more prep work to do before loading out and loading in, if the weather is particularly bad, or even snowing in the area you are moving from or to. Be sure to make the necessary prep for snow, like shoveling a path, or salt or sand the slick surfaces. Utilize a tarp or tent over the path to keep your items dry if there is heavy rain. To keep it clean with the ins and outs, consider also placing plastic covers on the floor.
Keep Belongings Safe
In the event there is any heavy snow or rain on moving day, you may want to pack your items a bit differently also. Though in light rain, packing tape securing your moving boxes should be adequate, a heavy downpour might call for some plastic totes for moving instead of cardboard boxes, many moving companies offer them for rent. To protect them from moisture exposure, any artwork should be wrapped in plastic or covered with trash bags. Wrap the wood or fabric furniture with heavy blankets or tarps to protect from the rain and add trash bags to cover the clothing and textiles.
Moving Time Management
For uncooperative weather and other circumstances, it is a smart plan to expect delays. With traveling time and labor, the winter weather can cause delays, like loading and unloading up the truck.