Late spring and early summer are the
busiest times for moving, and along with the academic year, the
weather has a lot to do with it – not too hot, and not too cold.
Still, there are advantages to moving during the cooler months,
including the fact that you probably won't have to compete for the
elevator or moving helpers. In any case, we don't always get to
choose exactly when we'll move, so it's best to have a strategy for
Here are the top ten tips for moving
safely in the winter.
Know exactly what you're dealing
with by keeping an eye on the weather – that includes a week or
two out, a day out, and on the day of the move, as often as is made
necessary by any changing conditions. If you're dealing with
white-out blizzard conditions, then be sure to have Plan B –
delaying the move – in place.
Be absolutely sure that the heat
and hydro are going to be on when you arrive at your new place. You
don't want to worry about freezing on your first night there!
Cardboard boxes and wet weather
don't mix very well. Our plastic moving box rentals give you peace
of mind with sturdy, weatherproof boxes to hold your valuables.
Invest in some plastic sheeting or
tarps to cover the floors. That includes your old place moving out
as well as the new place moving in. The last thing you want is to
complete the move and then be faced with the task of mopping up the
floor, or even worse, cleaning your carpets.
Collect old sheets and blankets,
or stock up on some plastic sheeting (which you can usually buy at
the dollar store) to cover up all your belongings and protect them
from rain or snow on the way to and from the truck. Use double
layers for electronics and any other especially sensitive items.
If you pay for and control the
heat, then just it off in your old place as you begin the move. The
doors will be open and shut all day anyway, and you'll be saving
yourself some cash on the final bill.
This is not the time to be fussing
with pets or very small children. Do them all a big favour and find
them some quality care and TLC for the day while you get the hard
Before you start actually moving
things, be sure that the way is clear all the way out the door and
into your truck. That includes enough room for dollies, hand trucks,
or any other moving appliances you may have. If it's snowing, then
you may need to take a shoveling break in between loads. Once you
are at the new place, take some time to map out your route and
ensure that it is clear too.
If you're dealing with an active
weather system and snow, then it will be to your advantage if you
can find out the snow plow schedule that may affect your route.
Check the availability of parking,
and how that may be affected by bad weather, or snow plows.
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