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As we enter the fall and winter seasons, cold temperatures are on the horizon. If you plan on moving in colder weather, it is important to make sure you take the right steps for a colder move vs. a move during the summer temperatures. For example, the outside elements could include obstacles that we have to overcome during a move like icy roads covered with snow or having to wipe frozen water off of your windshields. Knowing these possible situations, it could mean a very stressful move with all of your possessions and belongings, especially to another city or state.
Before planning your move during the winter be ready to possibly face the bad weather conditions as the move can become blindsided with a sudden snowstorm in the middle of the trip if not prepared. In order to prepare, you can do many things in order to have a smooth moving day even with bad weather.
The weather should be monitored days, even weeks in advance. It is important to check for any bridges or tunnel updates for weather obstacles and closures. Also, keep up with shoveling your sidewalks and driveway to make it easier for the movers to load items in your truck. If you get behind on shoveling the snow, it could delay or even cancel your move. If needed, spread salt on the ice in your driveway just as a shield to make the road less slippery for the movers frequently going in and out to load the moving truck with items from inside the house.
With ice and snow comes water and water can cause damage to your items packed in cardboard boxes. It is important to protect your boxes containing fragile items from getting mushy and wet in the ice because they can lead to a disaster if you don’t keep them in a dry place. Switching to plastic boxes or wrapping your items in plastic inside cardboard boxes can protect your belongings.
Overall, if possible, hire a professional moving company to deal with the snowfall and snowstorm conditions as they are more experienced and prepared in situations like this. If you decide to move yourself and are not prepared, the freezing weather could hinder your moving process and eventually you will have to face stressful situations in an already stressful situation. You can avoid all of this by picking a professional company that is used to making winter moves and help people relocate whether it is a long distance move to another state/city or moving only few miles.