Moving This Winter? 3 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Move

While most people choose to move during the summer because the weather is nicer and the kids don't have to miss school, some people need to move during the winter due to a change of employment. Winter moves are a bit more complicated, often because of the weather, but there are a few things that you can do to make your winter move less stressful.

Tip #1: Keep a Close Eye on the Weather Forecast

There is a good chance that you will have a certain amount of time to move from your old house into your new home, depending on the exact circumstances. However, this doesn't mean that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter will be on your side. Therefore, during the week leading up to moving day, you will want to keep a very close eye on the weather. If there is going to be a significant storm moving in, you may want to try to move prior to or after it strikes.  

Tip #2: Make Sure to Remove Snow Outside

You may make it a habit to ensure that the snow is removed from your walkways and your stairs; however, you need to make extra sure that you are doing this in the weeks leading up to the big day. This is particularly try on the day before and the day of the move. You also don't want to only remove snow from the main walkways, as you should also remove snow from the entire driveway, the sidewalks in front of your property, the garage entrance and any other areas that you or the movers may be accessing regularly.

Tip #3: Get Started Early in the Day

During the summer, you have more daylight in each day. During the winter, your days are cut down a few hours; therefore, you will want to get started as early as possible in the day to ensure that you aren't moving well into the night. Ultimately, you should make sure that all of your belongings are packed up and ready to be placed in the moving truck the night before. You should also ensure that as much furniture as possible has been disassembled so that you aren't wasting time dong this on the moving day.

Regardless of what time of year you are moving and how many precautions you take, things can still get stressful. Luckily, you don't have to do it alone. You can hire a professional moving company to help you along the way – with as little or as much as you want, from packing loading and unloading and unpacking.