Tips for Moving during the Winter
Moving during the cold winter months can certainly seem unappealing. With so much to lug around, it can be both unsafe and unpleasant to trudge through mounds of snow and drive on icy roads.
But not all winter days are stormy and slippery. On an average winter day, moving has great benefits. For one, because most people move during the summer, you will likely be offered lower rates for moving services. Movers may also pay more attention to detail and personalize your service, since they won’t have a ton of other customers to juggle simultaneously.
If you’ve decided to move in the winter, here are some tips to stay warm and make the experience more enjoyable:
Dress in layers
This is an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how much people underestimate the cold. Even if it’s a pleasant day between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius, throw on that extra sweater and wrap that scarf around tight. When you’re outside for long periods of time, it’s easy for the cold to get under your skin.
Start nice and early
Remember, it gets darker faster in the winter, so an early start means more daylight time. You need a good 3-5 hours to move, so give yourself enough time in the afternoon to unpack some boxes and begin organizing your possessions.
Lay out some carpets
It’s winter—that means wet boots and dirty trails. Lay out carpeting around your new home so that when you and your movers stomp in and out, you won’t stress over dirtying your brand new floors. Another tip is to throw some carpeting on your exterior walkway, too, in order to prevent slipping.
Double wrap your fragile items
Materials like glass and ceramic can crack in extreme cold. Protect them with extra cloths and make sure your boxes don’t touch the wet ground. The last thing you want is water to seep through and cause damage.
If you’re storing your possessions during the winter, browse our list of storage units and ensure your items are protected from the harsh cold.
Posted on January 10, 2017 | Benefits Of Storage Units