Initial thoughts about moving during the winter may not include ideas of convenience and flexibility. However, there are plenty of motivating factors that make moving during the winter months not only doable, but actually advantageous. Elite Moving Service Co. works year-round to provide you with the most professional and efficient service in the industry. We strive to offer you flexible times, less competition with dates, and the ability to enjoy the rest of your time with a quick and painless move. If you find yourself needing to move during the winter months, here are eight tips to keep in mind:
Stay on Top of the Forecast
It’s important to know what to expect when it comes to moving day. Even if relocating within the same area, having an idea of what the forecast will look like allows you to prepare properly.
You may want to ask yourself:
- Do I need to pack additional layers in my vehicle?
- Are my warm clothes packed away?
- Should I have gloves available?
- Do I need to bring a space heater?
Depending on the weather, creating a “warm room” may be a good idea. This looks like a space heater in a small room of the new home. It will contain dry towels, extra blankets, maybe some snacks to help you warm-up and get comfortable for a bit.
Ensure Utilities Are Functional
In order to live comfortably in your new home, not only do you need to have your utilities transferred, but they must also be functional! You do not want to find out once you arrive that the electricity isn’t working or the gas is not yet turned on.
Although it may be cold when you are moving, you probably won’t want to run your heater while the moving is being conducted as there will be much opening and closing of doors.
Additionally, it is a good idea to know whether or not your new home is winterized. This refers to sealing air leaks, checking heat ducts, sealing your attic, insulating pipes, and having the chimney and roof properly cleaned. Carbon monoxide and fire detectors are also essential for safety in your home.
Use Your Time Wisely
Moving in the winter months means that sunlight is a precious commodity. With the sun rising later and setting earlier, you will want to ensure you capitalize on the most daylight possible.
We recommend scheduling an early move time. With affordable pricing and customizable services, we are sure we will be able to make your move as smooth as possible.
This one goes without saying, but being organized will definitely help you. Consider the climate of where you will be moving to and ensure you are using weather-proof packaging for your items. Make sure any supplies you may need for the moving process and the journey are easily accessible.
Elite Moving Service Co. offers professional packing services as well as packing supplies. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about your unique situation.
Protect Your Floors
Knowing what kind of floors you have in your new home will help you determine what the best materials are for you to bring for protecting your floors from all of the in-and-out.
We suggest items like plastic tarps, cardboard boxes, even old towels or sheets to lay down in the heavily trafficked areas. This consideration is important to protect against trailing in mud, rocks, water, or other debris.
Hire a Babysitter
Whether you have children or even fur babies, it may be helpful to schedule a babysitter or arrange a family member or friend to watch your little one while the bulk of the moving process takes place.
The last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your child.
Bring Your Crockpot
You may find it beneficial to bring a crockpot or even a thermos along with you on moving day. Whether you want to set up an easy post-move meal or just have a nice warm beverage available, you’ll be thanking yourself you did this small extra step.
Hire the Professionals
One of the biggest obstacles of winter moving is struggling to get settled in time for the holiday season. Let us take on the task of moving for you, so you can get back to what matters most.
Elite Moving Service Co. proudly offers labor, local, and long-distance moving services in Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, and the St. Louis area.