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How to Make the Winter Move Easier

An empty room except for a pile of boxes and a christmas tree. The window looks out to a snowy yard.

Everyone would like to move on a warm May day, light breeze, about 16°C, with the beer cold and the pizza hot. The reality, unfortunately, is that sometimes you have to move in -30°C weather with snow up to your elbows.

Sometimes, we really don’t have a choice but to move spaces during the winter season. Still, moving in the winter can be a tedious task – getting around in the cold, driving through snow, and organizing household items in uncomfortable weather can all be a little overwhelming at best. Anyone who’s ever tried to move a couch through a window in frigid temperatures knows the pain. To make your winter move easier, take note of these trusty tips from our professional movers and save yourself from some of that hassle.

Start Early

Because daylight can be a lot shorter during the winter season, it might be a good idea to start your move earlier. This way, you can make the most out of your time and get things going sooner rather than later. No one wants to battle with late night cold and snow storms during a move, after all. The roads will also be a little quieter – just be respectful of your neighbours if you start at dawn.

Clear Snow from Walkways

Whether you’re in the process of moving things out, or just getting started at moving things in, it’s always important to make sure that your walkways are clear of any snow and frost. This makes it less likely for the people working on your big move to slip, fall, and get any accidental injuries.

Keep Winter Supplies in Handy

Regardless of whether or not you’re moving someplace warmer, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you keep winter supplies like ice picks, snow shoes, shovels, and salt in an easily accessible container. This will come in handy for those emergency moments that we can never really predict.

Pack Winter Items in Easy-to-See Boxes

Once you get to your new space, you’re going to want to heat some water, maybe change clothes, or even get some nice warm blankets to get some sleep before you start the big unpacking process. Make sure you keep all these essentials in an easy-to-identify box or container so you won’t have to sift through all your boxes once you get home. This is especially important if you are moving with children.

Wear Lots of Layers

The cold can be bothersome, whether you’re packing things to go, on the road, or unpacking boxes at your new space. At the same time, you can start to work up a sweat hauling boxes and furniture and up and down stairs. To combat this problem, dress in layers so you can add or remove clothing to suit your body temperature. And of course, don’t forget Tim’s coffee by the litre.

If a winter move still sounds like a nightmare, it’s time to call professional movers in Ottawa like First Rate Movers. Let’s be honest, even an easy breezy summer move can be improved with help from experienced professional movers to do the heavy lifting.

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