These days’ people are moving at all times of the year, and if you live in the north country like we do you need a winter moving plan. Since we are getting into this time of the year, we thought we would share a few tips to make your winter move a little brighter!
Prepare your home – Whether it’s the home you’re moving into or out of, your home(s) needs to be ready. Make sure the driveways and sidewalks are free from snow and ice. Make sure the utilities are on to ensure you have heat and lights to keep everyone warm and safe. If your moving into our out of a condo or apartment style building, make sure the moving areas are clear from snow and ice and that you have reserved the elevators and/or loading docks.
Tools for the job – Make sure you don’t pack away items like shovels, salt, and kitty litter. These items will be a life saver if you have winter weather before, during and after you move.
Essentials for your moving crew – Its cold out there, make sure you have hot food and beverages ready for you and your helpers. Try some hot cider, coffee, and maybe a hot dish to keep the troops warm and satisfied. Also extra gloves and boots for those helpers who are not so prepared for your move!
Protect your new investment – With all these folks moving stuff from the truck to the house they are sure to track in snow and debris. Make sure you have cardboard and/or runners to put down to save your new investment!
Have a backup plan – Keep an eye on the weather, things can get a little dicey in the winter. Make sure you have a backup plan for your move time, date, and movers. It’s not very pleasant, not to mention very safe, to move in a winter storm.
In case of emergency – Heaven forbid something happens during your move, you need to be prepared for this worse turn of events. Know your new location and emergency services, locate your local care facility just in case, and don’t pack away the family health cards and needed information. You never know what may happen, just think ahead to be a little more prepared.
Now these are some of the worst case scenarios, moving in the winter can be very fun. Enjoy the season and your new home; just be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for you!