Fall is in full swing in New England and that means winter is right around the corner. Winter can often be a great time to move. Because the summer months are the busiest in the moving season you can often get special deals and prices you wouldn’t be able to any other time. But with that also comes some of the more difficult aspects of moving in the cold weather. Here are some tips on how to make your winter move go smoothly.
Check the weather: In the winter, especially in New England, the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Make sure you are checking the weather leading up to the big moving day, to ensure you stay well prepared for anything mother-nature decides to throw your way. If there is in fact inclement weather, make sure to have a back-up plan in place.
Prepare your new home: Make sure your new home is fully prepared for the winter before you arrive. Make sure utilities have been set up and are fully functional, things like electricity and heat should be turned on prior to your arrival. This is even more important in the winter when the cold winds are blowing and the days are much shorter and darker.
Clear the snow: If it has recently snowed make sure all walkways to the house are cleaned of snow. If you are moving close by it is a good idea to visit the home the day before the move and ensure that the house is easily accessible. You will also want to make sure there is space to park any vehicle or moving trucks that may be arriving.
Protect inside spaces: Moving in the winter means much more sand, snow and water, all things that could potentially damage your belongings, or your new home. Use large pieces of cardboard or plastic on high-traffic areas of your home to protect floors from any damage.
Dress in layers: The day of the move may be a cold one, but you will be want to be prepared for all lifting, walking and moving you will be doing. Dress in layers so you can shed them if you being to overheat. Changing between constant hot and cold of indoors to outdoors can take a toll on you so be sure to regulate your body temperature.