Moving any time of the year can be challenging. Winter season moving is a whole other story! From harsh weather to unforeseen delays and added risk of injury to self and property, moving this time of year comes with its own set of potential problems. If you’re planning a wintry relocation, the expert long-distance movers at Harrington Moving & Storage have some simple but practical advice for a simpler and safer move!
Tip 1: Get An Early Start.
Safe movers know that starting early is a good idea for any move, regardless of what season it might be. When moving in the winter, this can be even more important for a number of reasons. For one, there is more likely to be unexpected delays, so getting an early start gives you some room to be flexible. You also have less daylight to work with, so it’s a good idea to start each day as soon as possible, both for your convenience and your safety.
Tip 2: Check the Forecast.
If you’re moving to or from an area that is prone to snow, ice, or other forms of winter precipitation, start checking the weather forecast several days ahead of the move. If possible, plan around any inclement weather, both on loading day and during travel in order to avoid the hassles and dangers of slippery sidewalks, driveways, and roads. If there is snow on the ground on moving day, be sure to shovel it away to keep yourself and the moving crew safe.
Tip 3: Protect Your Belongings.
Keep your furniture and other belongings safe from water-damage and extreme temperatures by taking proper precautions during packing, loading, and delivery. At Harrington Moving & Storage, our moving service includes covering of your floors, doorways, and furniture, so you don’t have to deal with a wet mess. We also know how to pack your items, like plates for example, so they do not become cracked or otherwise damaged.
Tip 4: Stay Warm!
Moving in the winter can be painful! Protect yourself by dressing in layers, so if you get a little heated during loading you can easily strip a layer and stay cool or add one if you need to. You might also have some hot beverages on hand like coffee or hot chocolate, and if you hire moving and storage professionals, they would appreciate the kind gesture too! Before traveling, it’s also a good idea to make sure your vehicle’s heater is working—and check the tires while you’re at it!
Tip 5: Hire Professionals.
One of the best ways to stay safe and comfortable during a winter move is by hiring a reliable moving company. At Harrington Moving & Storage, we have what it takes to provide you with a stress-free move, no matter what the season! We have managed moves year-round for many years, so we know how to navigate around even the most difficult of winter-weather hassles, so you can sit back, relax, and stay warm!