The first snow fall in your new home can be a beautiful and peaceful image - as long as you’re unpacked, curled up on your couch with the heat blaring, watching the snowflakes fall on the other side of your window. However, a snow storm in the middle of your move can be an unwelcome nuisance. Of course, you can’t control Mother Nature, so if she decides to dump snow on your moving day, follow these few tips for a smooth and safe transition:
Sand, Shovel, and Kitty Litter
We hope you haven’t packed up all your kitty litter and sand bags for the big move just yet. And the same goes for your shovel. Before the snow starts to fall, sprinkle kitty litter or sand on your porch, stairs, driveway, and sidewalk to prevent ice from forming as it provides traction. Keep these walkways clear and shovel the areas to stop snow from building up.
Place leftover cardboard boxes on the surfaces of your floor to prevent slush and dirt from tracking into the house. The cardboard will also help keep your surfaces dry, so you’re less likely to slip on a melted snow ball. Trash bags and towels may also help protect your floors as well.
Choose a Climate-controlled Storage Unit
Hot temperatures aren’t the only ones to potentially destroy to your goods in a storage unit. If it’s cold enough for a blizzard, it’s cold enough for the temps to do some damage to your belongings. Choose a storage facility with climate control so your items are protected from the harsh temperatures.
Check on Electricity and Water
Before you pack up your moving van and head across town to your new pad, double check to see if the electricity and hot water is turned on. Nothing would be worse than moving into a frigid home and spending your first night without heat and hot water.
Though you may feel too excited to wait another day to move or you’re left with a strict moving schedule you need to follow, don’t put yourself or others in potential danger. Sometimes you’ve got to let Mother Nature have her way. You can start where you left off when the weather subsides.