Winter is finally here and it does not stop people from moving out or in. As a matter of fact, there is no ideal time to move out or in even though most moves happen in the summer. Why? Everyone is on holiday and they can help, even the kids! Well to ease your moving in winter, here are some tips that might help you!
Always hire professional movers
To help you, hiring a professional moving company is always a good idea especially in winters. Moving cross country in winter helps you as most movers are available and their schedule is almost free!
Keep an eye for the weather
It’s winter after all! You never know when the weather is going to be bad and you can be stuck with your things in the snow.
Plan for delays
In winter, it gets dark really early that’s why people plan for summer moves instead. Consult your moving company then proceed to a date where moving would be ideal and easy. Even if it delays, it’s okay! Always plan your move earlier than you normally do.
Pack your things properly
Be careful of the weather during winter as it is unpredictable! Your chinaware and glassware pieces are susceptible to cold weather damage and may crack due to weather challenges. For furniture, it is advisable to double-wrap every furniture that you have. Bubble wrap is effective for wrapping up electronic devices.
Protect the floors
Moving out in winter can be tricky remove due to heavy and high traffic the floor can get spoiled. Place large cardboard pieces on the path from the loading area to the unloading area.
Don’t pack all your clothes in boxes that can’t be open unless you’ve reached your next destination! So in winter, be appropriately dressed so that you are warm. Choose a footwear that is comfortable and not slippery!
Prepare hot drinks for everyone
If you’re moving in winter, then the kettle, thermos, and mugs are the last things to pack! Plan in details all the tasks and activities you need to take care of until you reach your new residence. You can go for sandwiches and a hot cup of coffee to help the movers when they are working for you.
Make sure that everything in the new home is in use
Moving in also requires your attention as moving out did! When you are at your new place, better check if everything is in use and working properly. It is important that you check everything before moving in.
Good luck for your moving out!