While summer may be the most popular season for moving, many families and professionals still have plenty of reason to move in the winter. Kids come home from college and people come together for the holidays. Moving companies tend to offer lower rates in the winter and have more dates available as well.
Dangers of Moving in the Winter
However moving in the winter can be very hazardous, especially in areas that see extreme weather conditions. Cold weather can also create unexpected complications with electronics, wood, and furniture. Hiring Acclaimed Movers full service movers is the best way to ensure your household is moved in extreme conditions with the right care and expertise needed for a fast and safe transit. There are precautions you can take before and during your move to ensure the safest and most efficient winter move possible.
When moving in the winter there is always the risk of the weather creating unexpected problems. Keep up with the weather forecast and try to book your moving date when weather seems to be at its best. However weather can always change or simply remain extreme for months, so always have a backup plan in case moving day comes along and the weather is creating problems.
Consider having arrangements in town when moving in the winter at your new location, or somewhere in between in case conditions prevent you from moving. Most smart phones have apps that follow weather and traffic news in real time. Get your car checked up in advance to avoid any dangerous problems and purchase tire chains if your transit could potentially encounter icy roads. Also, if you don’t have it already purchasing AAA roadside assistance is a smart move on any long distance drive or drives going through rough conditions.
Packing and moving in the winter can require a few extra precautions. Electronics may need to be unplugged in advance and left to settle for a period of time after moving before being plugged back in, consult the instruction manuals for electronics and appliances to ensure the necessary precautions are taken. Consult with Acclaimed Movers representatives in advance regarding any wood or antique furniture you are having moved as precautions may need to be taken to prevent damage or wood swelling. Wrapping furniture and electronics is a good measure to avoid weather damage; Acclaimed Movers movers wrap furniture and protect floors with top quality mats.
The day of your move be sure that your car is in proper running order with fresh windshield wipers and functional headlights. Have warm clothes out and handy and consider wearing boots. Make sure paths are clear of snow for the movers and have your shovel available in case snow needs to be dug out from under the truck. Also be sure that you and your moving team know the route to your new property and consider having an alternate route if there’s a chance of running into problems due to weather en route. Have the power and heat at your new property activated before you move in to make moving day more comfortable. Have a hot drink by your side and consider having a pot of coffee for your movers too. Having a team of movers makes moving day considerably easier and safer for you and your property.
Taking the right measures and getting plans in action ahead of time can take the danger and stress out of a winter move. Plan ahead and trust the experts to safely perform your move. Make the most of moving in winter and enjoy the savings and professionalism provided by Acclaimed Movers.