Moving can be an arduous process that’s especially daunting during the winter. Cold weather, snow and/or ice can make your move challenging and more stressful. However, you shouldn’t let this deter you from moving during the winter, because there are some ways to make it faster, easier and less stressful. Below are four things to help you master winter or cold weather moving.
Winter moves are tough, which is why they should always be left to experienced professionals. Edmonton moving companies, like Pro Service Moving can make your move faster and more efficient. We do this by packing your belongings (per customer request), loading your boxes and furniture onto the moving truck, safely transporting them to their destination and unloading them once they’ve arrived. With the help of movers like this, all you’ll have to do is supervise. We also have the equipment and expertise to move heavy and/or fragile furniture and appliances efficiently, while reducing the amount of time we’re exposed to the cold. Leaving the hard work to the professionals will also reduce the amount of time you spend in the cold, thus helping you evade sickness or injury.
Prepare for the Weather
If you’re moving during the winter, you should always check the weather for your moving day. Once you’ve checked the weather, prepare accordingly. For example, if snowfall is forecasted for that day, explore your options for postponing the move or have some shovels and rock salt handy. You should also prepare for the weather by dressing accordingly and bringing extra gloves, hats and scarves. You’ll be more efficient if you stay bundled up and stay warm. Hot drinks and/or soups in thermoses are also a good way to keep you and your movers warm and happy.
Pack Your Belongings Safely
Cold weather and moisture can have an adverse effect on certain items, so you need to pack sensibly. Before packing, ask an expert for the proper procedures for preparing your belongings for their ride. Wood items are particularly vulnerable to moisture and colder temperatures. Moreover, electronics are vulnerable to cold weather, so take care to ensure these items are bundled up and kept as warm as possible.
Keep the Floors and Walkways Clean and Safe
Slippery or wet walkways and floors can be dangerous to your movers and slow down the moving process. So, keep walkways and high traffic areas clear of snow, ice, water and excess rock salt. Slush, ice and water on your floors and walkways can cause your movers to need to move more cautiously, thus slowing down the move. Make sure your driveway and walkway are shoveled and free of ice and excess rock salt.
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