Moving in the winter can have it’s advantages. There are plenty of homes on the market and you can almost always get a great deal on a home because seller and rents are waiting for a buyer. Although it may be cold, braving the winter to relocate can have it’s perks. Plus you’ll be already settled in your new home by the summer. This way you can relax and enjoy the summer instead of stressing over your move. Below are some tips to keep in mind while moving in the winter.
Plan for the worst, make sure you are aware of the weather conditions on your planned move day. Salting and shoving your walk aways can be the deciding factor of whether your move runs smoothly or not. Make sure your move is safe by planning ahead, even if it means waking up an hour early to shovel or salt.
Moving into storage? Consider a climate-controlled storage when making your storage decision. The elements such as cold weather or snow can damage your prized possessions. A climate controlled storage takes the risk of damaged belongings away. You will be happy about your decision even if you are only storing your items for a short period of time.
Is your new home a large distance from your old home? Make sure to pack a emergency car kit just in case. The cold weather can go from bad to worse in a hurry and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. Even if you have a reliable car you never know when and if you’ll break down. Unlike summer when you can sit outside and wait for help with ease, the winter is not so easy. Having a first aide kit, water, snacks, hot packs, a flashlight, salt, sand or kitty litter, and jumper cables may be some handy things to keep in your car for emergencies.
The wonderful uses of cardboard. The flooring in your old and new home can be protected by simply laying down cardboard. Slush and salt from the snowy winter can damage your flooring. Creating a walking pathway from your front door to each room can save your floors. Plus it’s an easy clean up compared to scrubbing floors after a long day of moving in.