Moving to a new home in the cold months of winter might seem like a tall order, but it can actually be a pretty smart strategy. To begin with, asking prices tend to be lower this time of year when the market slows down. Furthermore, moving companies tend to have more availability during the winter as well.
Packing up your belongings and moving them to a new home can be challenging during the winter (especially if you live in a particularly snowy region) but with some careful preparation you can make the process a little easier.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
Winter weather is known for being unpredictable. As your moving day approaches, be sure to watch the weather report carefully for signs of trouble. If you see a nasty winter storm on its way, call your moving company to confirm your appointment. If the weather is going to be really bad, they may be able to reschedule for a different day.
Protect Floors and Entryways
Even if it’s not actively snowing, you may still have to trudge through some slush, sleet and muddy soil during your move. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to lay down some cardboard or moving blankets to protect flooring from dirt and moisture. This way, you won’t have to do a bunch of extra cleaning once you’re done with the move.
Clear Sidewalks in Advance
Icy driveways and sidewalks can not only make your move more difficult, but also more dangerous. Make a point to shovel any snowy walkways before your movers arrive, and use rock salt or sand to melt ice and provide extra traction if necessary.
Thinking about making a big move this winter? The professional team at All Awesome Movers would be happy to help! Give us a call or book your reservation online today.