We know. Who on earth wants to move on a freezing cold day? We get it. There is a reason the summer is the height of moving season. Not only is the weather slightly more tolerable (talking about you heat waves), but the days are longer and kiddos are out of school (hello helping hands!).
But, believe it or not, the winter can actually be a great time to move. Especially if you hire a great Burlington County Winter Moving Company!
Reasons for Moving in the Winter | Burlington County Winter Moving Company
To start with, moving companies tend to have freer schedules, which means you will have more flexibility in terms of scheduling and booking dates that work for you. If you’re in a building with an elevator, you’ll have much less competition in terms of securing the date and time you need, and if you needed to rent a truck, there are usually more available.
A lot of moving companies also lower their prices in the winter, so holding off to move can save you some real money (Just in time for holiday shopping!).
Even with that said, moving in the winter can delicate, so you need to be smart about it.
SMART WAYS TO PREPARE TO MOVE IN THE WINTER
To start with, have realistic expectations!
Winter weather sometimes changes week to week, so give yourself a little wiggle room. Maybe schedule your move 2-3 days before your deadline date. That way, if a storm does happen to visit, you have the room to reschedule and still keep on schedule. Also, prepare for delays. Ugly weather may mean longer travel – prep for that.
Moving in the snow means there can be ice and slippery surfaces. Do everything you can to prepare! Have a wide path shoveled from your door to where the truck will park on moving day. Make sure to put down salt or sand (even if you don’t see the ice, put some down anyway just to be safe).
Also, be prepared for some water coming into you home. The movers will most likely be in tightly strapped snow boots, and moving in and out with your furniture. Have a few plastic covers down inside your home along the main areas and paths to keep your floors safe while the crew lugs everything in and out.
Burlington County Winter Moving Company | Keep Items Safe!
With funky weather, you want to make sure your items are safe, so be sure to use heavy-duty boxes. They can take the moisture in the air better, which means they are less likely to come apart or damage your goods inside. Even better yet, make an investment in durable plastic totes. Not only can you re-use them for storage later (things we should be tossing but can’t let go of). but those babies can withstand rain, hail, and more.
But on the softer side, be sure to pack your fragiles with extra care. If you would normally wrap it with 3 layers of bubble wrap, add another layer or two. As we mentioned, cardboard boxes that get wet may dent or sink in, and you are going to want that extra layer of protection. Wrap anything that is water-sensitive in plastic film, a garbage bag, or heavy blankets. Do what you can to keep it covered and keep it safe.
THE BEST TIP | Burlington County Winter Moving Company
With so many risky factors, having experience can be a life saver. Cruz Moves has extensive experience handling adverse weather conditions. From snow to rain, from sleet to snow, we’ve got you covered.
Hiring reliable, experienced, well-trained movers to help you on moving day can make all the difference.
IN THE END…
Regardless of when you move, there are always things you can do to make sure the process goes smoothly. With moving the in the winter, you can take advantage or freer schedules and lower rates. Stay safe by clearing away snow and ice, stay prepared by having everything packed and ready to go, and let the professionals take it from there.
Life never stops moving. And neither should you.
Prep for the weather, but don’t let it stop you from moving.
What better way to spend the upcoming cold than cuddled in a blanket, drinking hot cocoa, basking in joy of your new home.