The weather outside is still frightful and the snow is coming down hard. Unfortunately, your lease is up and moving day is here. Though winter moving is a pain; there’s no way around it. If you’re not battling the cold, you’re wrestling with the wind and snow and friends out of town for the holidays. You need a game plan, and quick. Follow these tips for a safe and productive move during the winter freeze.
Shovel and Salt the Driveway and Stairs
You’re going to be doing a lot of walking back and forth from your house to the moving truck with heavy boxes blocking your view of where you’re stepping. Make sure you salt and shovel away the snow and ice from the main walkways of your driveway, steps, and sidewalks so you don’t slip and break your bones or your valuable possessions.
Protect Your Carpets
You will track in a ton of mud and snow into the house as you’re moving in and out. The easiest thing to do is to tape down a tarp or heavy pieces of cardboard all across the carpet area. Cleaning a stained and dirty floor before you finally leave isn’t a good use of time, so ensure your covers are on tight.
Make Sure Everything is Set up in Your New Home
Double check you have your utilities set up in your new place before you move. You’ll want to make sure your water pipes aren’t frozen and the heater is working properly. After a long move in winter, you’ll want your new place to be a cozy and warm retreat from the cold.
Hire the Professionals
Use AffordableMoves to find a professional mover in your area. These companies are fully equipped to handle the snow and cold. You have enough to do during moving day; leave the heavy lifting to the experts.