Winter may not have
taken hold of the GTA just yet, but if you’re planning a move in
the near future, you certainly can’t count on that good luck to
hold. You may just find yourself moving over icy or snowy conditions.
Here are some important aspects to consider, but above all – leave
yourself extra time to take extra precautions.
Pack an Extra
Remember that many
materials are both fragile and temperature sensitive. That means they
are in extra danger of breakage from both spills and cracks from the
cold. This includes,
Once you have the
items packed in boxes, if applicable, add double layers of bubble
wrap, then thick packing paper, and then finally moving blankets. The
extra padding will go a long way towards protecting your valuable
items. Remember that our reusable plastic moving box rentals are waterproof and ideal for nasty weather moves.
Clear the Path
This sounds obvious,
but there are several aspects to consider.
Clear the way
indoors, both in your old place and the new one. Think of how you
can create a path to the farthest room or area, using blankets from
the Sally Ann or other second hand store to keep the floor dry.
these need to be kept dry. Have a mop on hand, along with a bunch of
dry rags to stay on top of the situation.
lay out salt, and whatever else you need to do to get and keep the
outdoor pathways clear. If you’re dealing with an active weather
system, you should consider having one person on pathway duty for
the whole move.
the areas where you will be parking your moving vehicle and/or car.
Get Your Vehicle
It’s assumed you
will be using your own car for at least part of the hauling. That
means you will need to get it ready for the move too.
serviced/maintained about a week before the move to ensure optimal
performance – and no problems on the road;
Pack the car
for a winter trip, even if it’s just across town. That includes
blankets, water, and a flashlight, along with winter safety items
like tire chains, a good snow shovel, windshield washer fluid, ice
scrapers, a bag of salt, jumper cables, and other winter items.
Remember to dress
warmly, and in layers that let you move easily. Good luck, and stay
We Make It Easy
You pick up. You
move. It’s that simple. The Movers Choice makes moving easy.
Whether you’re moving across the hall or across town – ourplastic moving box rentals are reliable and eco-friendly and help you
get the job done with ease. We also offer a range of moving supplies
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