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Enduring a move is often stressful enough, no matter the time of year. But when you throw snow, icy roadways, and bitter cold temperatures on top of that, it can make the process even more grueling and even dangerous. Here are the top 5 things to do to prepare for a winter move so you can take on those winter challenges with ease.
Start Packing Early
Packing up is something most of us like to procrastinate with. It’s not fun and it’s often the last thing you want to tackle after a busy workday. But the sooner you get started, the easier it will be once your official move out date arrives. Starting early means you can focus on packing up one small area at a time and gradually chip away at it. Since winter can make things a little more complicated with the weather, this will also give you time to ensure your items are wrapped up properly to keep them safe from the cold and snow.
Get Your Homes Prepped
With winter comes messy and unpredictable weather. So before the moveout morning rolls around, keep your eyes on the forecast. It’s important to create a safe environment before the movers arrive. Shovel any of your walkways and throw down some salt if need be. Make sure that there is no clutter in the entranceway and hallways (winter boots, etc).
Hire a Reputable Moving Team
Since winter moves can be much more challenging than other seasons, you should always choose a professional, reputable company that knows how to handle the winter and your belongings with ease. Don’t leave your items in the hands of amateurs, especially during this time of year.
Be Flexible with Time
To prepare for a winter move, you should also be more flexible with travel times. Snow and ice can delay the arrival of the movers to your old and new home. Give yourself plenty of extra time to compensate. It’s also wise to stay in contact with the movers and any landlords who will be reserving an elevator or parking.
First Rate Movers has you covered for all of your moving-related needs. Our professional and experienced team knows how to handle the winter elements along with any challenges to make sure your move is as simple as can be. Give us a call today to book your date or learn more!