Moving in the winter can be a good time for people to move, despite the less ideal conditions of moving on a freezing cold day. Allowing you more flexibility to book a mover, the winter is the slow season for moving companies. Also, rates are also frequently cheaper since you are not moving in the peak moving season. Moving in the winter is more doable than you may think, and the benefits mentioned, among others, your move will be a success. Considering this, we at Prodigy Moving & Storage, would like list some bullet points as to why you can have a smooth move in the winter.
Winter Moving Advice & Tips
With a little planning, organization, and help from a trusted professional’s services, though moving in the winter can have a few challenges, your move can still be smooth. Listed below are a few examples of how you can ensure your move is done right in the winter months.
Moving patience and flexibility: True during any time of year, but especially in the winter, the weather is unpredictable. Keep an eye on the weather, particularly if it is a long-distance move, in the weeks leading up to your moving date. In the event a storm happens to blow through on the day of the scheduled move, you may need to reschedule moving day.
Be ready for unexpected moving delays: As moving day is very busy, you will want to ensure you got everything ready to roll by the time moving day rolls around. Optimally, you should have everything packed and ready to go before your movers show up to avoid the last-minute chaos. Packing early will allow you save a substantial amount of time. For uncooperative weather and other circumstances, it is a smart move to plan and expect for delays. The delays with traveling time and labor, such as loading and unloading up the truck for instance, can be the result of winter weather. To complete the move, be sure to give plenty of extra time.
Prepare your home for moving: You will have a bit more prep work to do before loading out and loading in the truck if the weather is particularly bad. Shovel a path in the snow, or salt or sand the slick surfaces or any other necessary prep for moving in snow. To keep your items dry, in the event there is heavy rain, utilize a tarp or tent over the path. To keep the floors, clean with the constant in and out, consider also placing plastic covers on the floor.
Take extra packing and loading precautions for your items: Should there be any heavy snow or rain on moving day, you may want to pack your items a bit differently as well. A heavy downpour might call for some plastic totes for moving instead of cardboard boxes, keep in mind that many moving companies offer them for rent, though packing tape securing your moving boxes should be adequate with a little rain. To protect artwork from moisture exposure, they should be wrapped in plastic or covered with trash bags. Use heavy blankets or tarps to protect the wood or fabric furniture from the rain and have some garbage bags on standby to cover the clothing and textiles.