Tips for Winter Moves

When you move in winter, you probably have a lot of extra precautions to take. Here are some great tips.

Tips for Winter Moves

Keep an eye on the weather.

You need to know what the travel between your old home and your new one will be. Conditions may make driving impossible. They may make moving your items from your home harder for movers. Keep the forecast at both ends of the move in the back of your mind as the moving day approaches.

Clear all sidewalks, driveways and stairs.

You probably dislike walking on ice. Imagine how a mover, someone who is trying to take as much care as possible with your belongings, feels about having to carry your precious clock on ice. Make sure you have shoveled prior to the movers arrival and keep the shovel handy if it is suppose to snow more on moving day.

Protect the inside of your homes.

All movers take care to not track the outside into your home. The problem comes in winter that it is not always possible to get shoes/boots 100% snow/ice free. To keep your home in the best shape possible, consider splitting some boxes open to cover your floor. Another option is plastic sheeting. The final, and probably most expensive option is carpet remnants. All of these will collect the snow and ice from the boots of those moving your belongings.

Extra gloves are good.

GlovesIf it is going to be snowing during your move, show a bit of compassion to your movers – whether professionals or your friends. Pick up a few extra pairs of gloves on a trip to the dollar store. That way no one will need to handle your boxes or furniture with wet gloves.

Lastly, consider having hot beverages on hand.

Snow usually comes with cold weather. Even a professional mover would be grateful for a hot beverage – coffee, cocoa, tea, cider – when moving your items in the cold. Helping those who are helping you is a great way to show how much you appreciate the work being done.