While winters in Texas are typically not harsh ones, you’ll still have to deal with cold temperatures and snowfall when moving during the winter months. Our San Antonio movers are well-equipped to handle winter moves throughout the state of Texas. Whether it is working in cold weather conditions or moving in the snow, our San Antonio local movers can complete your relocation safely and right on schedule.

With over two decades worth of experience serving Texas, our moving company in San Antonio knows a thing or two about how to best prepare for and execute a winter move. Check out our helpful tips got moving during the winter.

Shovel Snow to Your Doorway

Whether you are moving by yourself or have hired professional San Antonio movers, it is best to have a clear path from your home’s front door to the street where your moving truck will be parked. If there is snow on the ground, even if it is just a thin layer, it is best to shovel it away from the path leading to your door. After shoveling the snow, apply ice melt salt, also known as deicing salt, to the area to prevent future freezing.

Prepare Warm Drinks

Depending on the size of your household and how many belongings you need packed and transported, a move can take a few hours to complete. You’ll want the people helping you with your move (your friends, family, or professional San Antonio residential movers) to stay warm. Put aside some extra winter gloves, beanies, and scarves. And prepare paper coffee cups and warm drinks like hot chocolate or coffee. Filling up a thermos is a convenient choice.

Avoid Holiday Traffic

The last thing you want to happen during your move is for your moving truck, and therefore your belongings, to be stuck in traffic for hours on end. This is especially unwelcome in a long-distance move. Traffic congestion is a common problem in and around the major cities of Texas, and this traffic gets worse during the holidays. Our San Antonio long-distance movers know the best times to move with as little traffic as possible. To avoid Thanksgiving traffic, don’t schedule your move on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after [1]. The days between December 23 and January 1 have the worst traffic, it is best not to be on the road then.

[1] John Patrick Pullen, Time – This Is the Worst Time to Drive This Thanksgiving