5 Smart Tips for Moving in Winter
Winter is coming, and many people prefer to stay huddled up under the covers when it’s cold outside. And a move during the winter can seem like a nightmare. Packing & Moving at any time of year can be stressful, but it can be even tougher when you have to choose during the winter months. From snow on the ground to bitter cold temperatures, relocation during the winter comes with its own set of challenges.
If you’re ready to embrace the cold weather, choose these guidelines to tackle the toughest moving & packing season with confidence.
Confirm details with your movers
Moving in winter weather is much more difficult than in summer, so it may be best to hire best packers and movers to load and unload your belongings. They will have more experience with winter moving than you do, so they’ll be better to deal with the challenges that come up. But, waiting to move in the winter is pretty smart. For moving companies, winter is off season and you have various dates available to choose from. Just be sure to check in with your moving company before the move. Because in winter, we all know that weather can be unpredictable.
Protect Your Belongings from the Weather
If you are using the portable storage container option, you’ll need to take care when packing your goods to protect them from the cold. Use of double wrapping can help ease the transition from the warmth of your house to the cold of the box. Electronics and other cold-sensitive items should be transported in a heated car and kept indoors as long as possible to prevent damage. If you have goods that are especially vulnerable to cold temperatures, consider packing these items in Extra Space Storage’s climate controlled storage units until the weather warms up.
Double pack fragile items
Things that are extra fragile or delicate become more brittle in cold weather. Breakable items, like dish ware and glass ware, are particularly susceptible to temperature changes and can crack or break if the temperature shifts too quickly. Ask your packing company out by double packing your fragile items so they’re less likely to break while moving. Also remember: any items that can be damaged by cold should be kept very carefully.
Keep something warm to drink
Make the chilly winter move as pleasant as possible. You, your family members and the helping crew will probably be craving something nice and warm to drink while moving, packing and unpacking in the winter weather. You can always use disposable coffee cups if you have already packed all of your mugs away.
Make sure your new house is set up for unpacking
Since it gets dark much earlier in winter, you should also plan the timing to unpack your goods. If you have to unload in the dark, make sure you check the lighting in advance to make sure they all are working.
Take a deep breath
Packing & moving in winter isn’t easy, but with proper planning and care, your hurdle can be minimized. PM Relo can take some of the pressure off by providing you with simple moving and storage solutions throughout the move. Because we transport your portable storage container for you, you don’t have to worry about driving a big moving truck in the snow.
Call us at 180030005315, or use our convenient online quote request form for more information about our moving and storage services.