Without a doubt, winter is people’s least favorite season to move. They prefer to do it over the summer or spring, though sometimes fall is also preferable (though more for students who do not have a choice anyway). However, when it comes to winter, everybody tries to avoid such a move. And yet they happen!
The good thing about winter moves is that you can always find a good moving company. Most of them are not as busy over the cold months as they are in the summer, and booking them should not be as hard. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still plan things ahead of time, but you have some leeway. But let us get to the tips now!
If you are moving anywhere in the Northern states, you cannot afford to NOT pay attention to the weather. If it is too snowy, there may be some problems with your move, so make sure to at least situate it around a non-snowy day. Of course, this is not always as easy as it sounds, but you have to do your best. Most moving companies will be happy to work with you, because they cannot really move you either during a snowstorm, for example.
Get Rid Of Snow
Once the snow hits, it can clog up the entire infrastructure around your place. This is where you have to take some action and make sure to clear it up, so that the movers have clear access to your place. It is not their job to do it, and if they are forced to, they may refuse to carry out the job. Or if they do decide to clean it up for you, they may charge you heftily, so don’t misuse their services.
Pay Special Attention To Electronics
Do you know that most electronic devices can get quite vulnerable during cold weather? If you have packed them up, make sure to seal them tight. Batteries are especially problematic during winter, but other appliances can get damaged just as much. So you should seal them well to not allow for any condensation, and wrapping them in some towels or blankets may also be a good idea, if you are doing the packing yourself.
The Same Applies To Fragile Stuff
Cold weather makes things harder, but that also makes them more brittle. So if you are concerned about glass breaking or cracking, you should do your best to pack it as safely as possible. While cold weather will not automatically break your stuff, it does you well to be cautious. Even so, do not go overboard with it, because you may end up needing huge amounts of packing supplies that do not correspond to the things you are actually packing!
Finally, winter is not the best time for DIY moves. It is best to trust the professionals, who know how to handle stuff and don’t try to prove something to yourself. It is better to stay healthy without risking injuries, right?