Summer is almost over...17 tips for winter moving!
Summer is almost over and winter will be upon soon and you have to move your preparing to move your household! For at least 39 of the U.S. States, winter means freezing temps and snow. We rounded up 17 tips from experienced movers to help your winter move go smoothly:
1. Confirm details with your movers.
Waiting to move in the winter is pretty smart. Winter is moving companies’ off-seasons, so you should have a wider range of dates available to choose from. Just be sure to check in with your movers a week before the move and a day or two before the move. Because in winter, we all know the weather can be unpredictable.
2. Keep checking the weather.
Speaking of weather, keep a sharp eye on it. Check it every week leading up to the move, and then every day the week of the move. If you’re concerned the weather will shut down roads or hinder your movers, call the moving company and express your concern. It’s better to delay the move than get caught in a blizzard.
3. Cover your floors.
Make sure your house stays clean and your carpet and hardwood are protected while people are tromping in and out. Grab a couple cheap plastic tarps from the nearest hardware store, and lay floor mats down at every outside door.
4. Turn the heat off.
Think about it: if you have people going in and out all day, your poor furnace will be trying to heat the house and it will all go straight out the door. If you turn the heat off, just for the day, not only will you save on that electric bill, but you’ll then be able to do tip 5 (and make your movers’ day!).