Where moving does not always seem ideally done on an exceptionally freezing-cold day, moving in the winter can be a good time for people to move. Winter is the slow season for moving companies, allowing you more flexibility to book a mover. Because you are not in the peak moving season, rates are also frequently cheaper. With these and other benefits to you, not to mention the need for a winter move, moving in the winter is still very doable. Bearing this in mind, we at Laprom Movers would like to share some points on winter moving.
Benefits of Moving in Winter
Moving in the winter can have a few challenges, but with a little planning, organization, and help from a trusted professional, the move can be far more successful than you might think. Below you will find the basics to consider for your winter moving.
Moving flexibility: Be prepared for anything as winter weather can be unpredictable. In the weeks leading up to your moving date, keep an eye on the weather, especially if it is a long distance move. You may need to reschedule in the event a storm happens to blow in on the day you’re supposed to move.
Preparing to move: You will want to make sure you got everything ready to roll by the time moving day rolls around, as moving day is very busy. To avoid the last-minute chaos, ideally, you should have everything packed and ready to go before your movers show up. You can save a substantial amount of time, packing early.
Ready your home for moving: If the weather is particularly bad, or even snowing in the area you are moving from or to, you will have a bit more prep work to do before loading out and loading in. Make the necessary prep for snow, such as shoveling a path, or salt or sand the slick surfaces. If there is heavy rain, utilize a tarp or tent over the path to keep your items dry. Consider also placing plastic covers on the floor to keep it clean with the ins and outs.
Safeguard your items when moving: You may want to pack your items a bit differently as well should there be any heavy snow or rain on moving day. Packing tape securing your moving boxes should be adequate with a little rain, however, a heavy downpour might call for some plastic totes for moving instead of cardboard boxes, many moving companies offer them for rent. Any artwork should be wrapped in plastic or covered with trash bags to protect them from moisture exposure. Adding trash bags to cover the clothing and textiles and wrap the wood or fabric furniture with heavy blankets or tarps to protect from the rain.
Allow extra time when moving in winter: It is a smart plan to expect delays, for uncooperative weather and other circumstances. The winter weather can cause delays with traveling time and labor, such as loading and unloading up the truck. Be sure to give plenty of extra time to complete the move.