Winter can be a great time for people to start a major move. Most people tend to move between the months of May through September or primarily the summer season. The idea is that during the winter, apartment hunting slows down which gives you a better chance of finding an apartment at a better deal which also saves you on your moving costs. The major downside of moving during the winter is dealing with unpredictable weather patterns. Here are a few tips that can make your move during the winter time much smoother.
1) Tracking the Weather: During the winter season, weather patterns can fluctuate periodically. Keep an eye on weather maps and approaching storm fronts for any sudden weather storms. Also keep an eye for traffic reports, plan alternative routes to and from your new home for any unpredictable sudden traffic delays because of weather.
2) Winter Tools Handy: Remember to not store away any shovels, gloves, ice scrapers, or bags of salt because these items may come in handy right away. Keep all of your winter tools in your car during the moving time period.
3) Hire Professionals: Besides the benefits of a faster move and manual labor help, Movers are trained to complete moves in most conditions, even snowy weather.
4) Dress Appropriately: Wear multiple layers to have the ability to take off a few layers when your body starts to overheat from the move. Leaving the door open to your new home is a great way to prevent fatigue during the move. The difference in temperature can help your body keep a consistency body temperature during the move.
5) Carry Towels: Have towels handy to wipe off any snow or rain that might get on the boxes during the move. This can also protect your home from being damaged by any moisture brought in along with the boxes. Lay towels on the floor near the entrance way to absorb any snow or rain water brought in with your shoes.