If there is one thing professional moving companies tell you to do, it’s to aim to move during the summer, or the late spring or early fall at least. You have a lot to contend with on your moving day, so you won’t want to waste any time in having to deal with inclement weather.
However, sometimes the choice of the actual day when you move is taken out of your hands, and you may indeed find yourself moving in the winter. If this happens to you, then here are four moving tips from the professionals at All Points Moving & Storage.
A winter’s day can be a varied entity. Some winter days are mild and dry. Others are filled with blizzards from morning until night. You should be prepared for all eventualities, and you should keep checking on the weather forecast. The better prepared you are, the better the day will go.
Cover Your Floors
If it is wet or cold then people are going to be spending all day tracking water, mud and perhaps even snow into both the home you are leaving, and the home you are moving to. You’re not going to want to leave your old home in a mess, or to start life in your new abode by scrubbing floors. Instead, cover your floors to protect them from dirt and damage.
Turn off Your Heating System
Think about it – people will need access to both your old home and new home all day, so what is the point in trying to keep both places warm? This is just one day where you’re going to have to put up with the cold. Instead of turning up the heat, equip everyone with coats and jackets instead.
Make Sure Your New Home is Move In Ready
If you’ve follow the ‘no heating’ tip above, then your new home is likely to be a little chilly once the day is complete. You need to make sure the utilities are turned on for the day you move in. Nobody is going to want to sleep in a freezing house, and everyone is going to want a hot shower!
The best way of course to deal with a winter move is to get the professionals to deal with as much of the move as possible. Why not call us here at All Points Moving & Storage and see what we can do for you? Contact us at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form.