How to move during winter

12/29/2014

 

Moving during the winter months can be difficult, especially during the holidays--but it can be made even worse in bad weather. Winter weather can be unpredictable and the last thing you want to do is move in inclement weather.

Sometimes moving during the winter just can't be avoided, so if you find yourself in a rainy or snowy situation, here are a few tips to help you get by.

Plan ahead of time for access to your home

In Houston, if you happen to be moving in cold or rainy weather, make sure you secure access to the loading dock and elevator in advance if you live in a building, or secure the nearest space to your apartment. Rushing at the last minute, especially on weekends or end of the month will only complicate matters. Make sure the moving truck is as close to your place as possible which will save you on additional time, additional labor and keep your moving costs low.

Make sure your utilities are set up in your new place

Make sure the utilities in your new house are all set up. Last thing you want to do is move into a new house to find that you’re without electricity, heat and/or hot water.

Protect the floors

Walking outdoors in the rain and then coming inside the house can make a mess of your floors, especially carpet. The best thing to do is tape down a few pieces of heavy cardboard or plastic sheeting in high traffic areas. Professional, reliable movers will plan ahead of time and accommodate for flooring especially during inclement weather.

Protect your stuff

If it is raining while you’re moving, make sure your items are covered with moving pads and plastic wrap to keep things dry.

Hire BestRate Moving!

If there was ever a time to hire professional movers, this would be it. Have the experts pack and load your belongings and transport everything to your new home. Driving in the inclement weahter is dangerous enough as it is, so just imagine driving an unfamiliar moving truck in bad weather! Best to leave it to the professionals!

Treat yourself

You’re tired, and don’t want to go out. But you can’t imagine having the energy to cook, either. Treat yourself, and order in! Dinner is delivered right to your door and you can either take a nap on the couch, lie down with a book or, if you’re so inclined, start unpacking a few things.

 

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