Tips For Moving In The Winter
Winter is different for everyone around the world, but for most, it means ice, snow, and cold. Moving in the winter may not be the most fun activity in the world, but some people have to do it. Here are some simple suggestions on how to make your next winter move easier.
This one may seem very obvious to you all, but should not be overlooked. You may get warm during your move and want to wear less during it, but be sure to keep warm items around for before and after it. Items like coats, blankets, and boots should not be packed away into the moving truck until the last minute. Who knows what could happen? What if the heat in your current home breaks during your move? It is always good to be prepared, so have some warm items on hand just in case.
Shovel and salt
Another obvious (but necessary) tip for winter moving is to be sure to have your walkways, staircases, driveways, and paths clear of ice and snow. A slip and fall while moving can be very dangerous and embarrassing! Regardless of how clear your driveways and walkways are, make sure to walk slowly while moving your boxes. Black ice could have formed and can create a very slick surface. Take your time to ensure your safety.
Keep the heat on
If your energy company has your heat turned off during your winter move, this could create a huge problem. Not only will you be cold while moving throughout your house, but if you have to spend an extra night there due to uncontrollable circumstances, you will freeze. Also, find out if your new home will be heated by the time you move in. If it is (and you can), go to your new home before you start moving and turn the heat on to ensure a toasty home to relax in afterwards. If it is not, invest in a couple of space heaters to stay warm throughout the night with.
Eat and drink warm
A kettle of hot water on hand will work wonders on your movers and helpers. Have some instant coffee, teas, and dry soups on hand for everyone to enjoy during the move. Also, try to have some snacks readily available for a quick energy boost that will warm you and your helpers up in an instant.