Planning to move this winter? Winter is the off-season for moving companies, so this is a great time to plan a move. You’ll get a wider selection of dates and lower prices. Here are some tips to make your winter move easier.
Be weather flexible
Winter weather can be unpredictable, so check the forecast. You may decide to postpone your move if there is a good chance of severe weather. Be prepared to allow extra travel time if needed.
Check in with your movers to confirm any last minute details a day or two before the move to make sure everything is still on schedule. Listen to any of their concerns about the weather or hazardous road conditions.
Clear your driveway and walkways
If your driveway and walkways are icy or covered with snow, clear them off before the movers arrive. This will make it safer and easier for the movers and help prevent damage to your belongings. Lay down plastic sheeting or blankets to protect the flooring on the inside of your home.
Pack your car
Electronics and cold weather do not mix well together. Move your electronics in your own car so they can stay warm. Put them in your car right before you leave to minimize their exposure to the cold temperatures.
Also, put any winter essentials in your car, like extra clothes, coats, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and an emergency blanket. Include anything you might need in case of travel delays.
Turn off the heat
Since people will be going in and out of your home most of the day, make it easier on your furnace and your electric bill by turning the heat off. Use a space heater in the main floor bathroom with the door closed to keep that room warm.
Take good care of your movers
Cold winter moving is hard on movers, so have some hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or apple cider ready for them. Be sure to thank them for helping with your winter move and tip them well.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact The Shanahan Group today!