How to Prepare for a WINTER MOVE!

There are some nice advantages to winter moving—like lower rates and readily available moving dates—however, there’s a reason why some people prefer summer moving. Some difficulties to expect include freezing temperatures, less daylight, slippery walkways and muddy floors.

If you find yourself having to move during the winter, you may take comfort in knowing that there are experts (STAR International Movers) out there with the know-how to get the job done painlessly!  Winter moving is less than ideal, but with the right attitude—and the right resources—you might even enjoy the experience!  Most moving challenges are the same across the board, no matter when you choose to move. You must pack, load, deliver, and unload your valuables while staying on a tight schedule and budget.

Challenges unique to the winter season mostly surround unpredictable or uncomfortable weather conditions, and you can prepare for most of these problems rather simply. Here’s how:

FLOOR PROTECTION

You can image the mess snow and mud can cause on moving day! To keep your floors and other belongings clean and dry, keep all entryways protected using a non-slip cover.   We will take every precaution to protect and keep your floors as clean as possible!

CLEAR AWAY SNOW AND ICE!

Few things can hinder moving day like snow covered walkways and driveways! Keep things moving—and ensure the safety of your moving crew—by maintaining a snow-free path from your home to the moving van. Don’t forget to maintain your new property also so your movers can complete your relocation simply and on time!

There a chance DELAYS could OCCUR…BE PREPARED!

Winter moves can take more time, and there are a few reasons why. For starters, there are fewer daylight hours to complete your move. Therefore, a move that would be complete in one day during the summer might take two days during the winter. Of course, there’s always the chance of unforeseen snow or ice, so it’s a good idea to be flexible with your moving schedule.

KEEP YOURSELF WARM AND

On the day of the move, make sure you are dressed for comfort and safety. Wear skid-proof shoes and dress in layers so you can keep a comfortable body temperature as you work throughout the day. You might have some warm beverages on hand, and if you’re hiring moving & storage professionals, they might appreciate a few cozy and energy-boosting refreshments also!

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU THIS WINTER??

Give STAR International Movers a call today!