Weather conspires against us at the worst times. Even if Old Man Winter decides that he will snow plow your street on the day of your move you can still get it done. These winter moving tips will help you get through the day and protect your belongings.
Keep up-to-date with the weather forecast for the week before your move. You can adjust your moving day to avoid a snowstorm by shifting it back or forward if you know of one. Don’t forget about checking the snowplow schedule to ensure you don’t have your route to the truck blocked by snow berms or your parking strategy delayed or impeded by the snowplow. Professional movers should be contacted prior to the move and discuss your options depending on the severity of the storm. To ensure that your items are available at the designated time, contact staff at Greenbar Storage units.
Keep Your Shovel Handy
What could go wrong if you are dragging your heavy sofa or your box of china from your grandmother down an icy driveway? Don’t risk it! Schedule time to snow blow your driveway and sidewalks, as well as the street where your vehicle will park. Keep salt and snow melting chemicals handy in case you need traction.
Protect Your Floors
Moving day will bring a lot of foot traffic to your home. No matter how diligent everyone is, there will always be some snow and dirt tracked in. Place floor mats at each entrance and cover them with a drop cloth or plastic sheet. This will protect your floors from any damage and reduce the need for extra cleaning. Greenbar Storage offers a variety of winter moving tips on supplies that will help.
Keep Soft Items In Your Hands
If it snows or sleets halfway between your front door and your moving truck, keep some blankets, sheets, towels or blankets nearby. To keep the snow and sleet off of boxes or furniture, you can throw them on top. To quickly remove any snow, you can use the towels.
Turn Off The Heat
Another great winter move tip is about your heat. Turn it off when you move to avoid an unexpected surprise on your utility bills. There will always be one or more exterior doors open, so it’s not a good idea to let heat escape. You can designate one small room as your temporary warming shelter and heat it with a space heater. There are short breaks for you and your movers to take in the warmth. Warm cider or hot chocolate could be kept on hand to warm you up from the inside. You can also keep pets contained in the room if they are present in your home. They will be secure, comfortable, and not be underfoot.
When deciding whether to move in a snowstorm, always consider your safety as well as the safety of your friends and movers. These winter moving tips and some advanced planning will help you get through your winter move.
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