Sometime things happen that require you to move within a certain time frame. If that happens in the winter season, there are some steps you can take to make your move more smooth. Winter season can present some uncertainties such as snow, harsh weather and a lot more that can make your move a more difficult challenge. Here are some winter time moving tips that can help:
Weather Check: Keep a tab on the latest weather reports especially those factors that may affect your move. In spite of the updates, weather can change suddenly and with little warning. In addition, it is also advisable to keep tabs on the traffic conditions and route to your new place as well. It will enable you to plan your route to avoid traffic issues and unnecessary additional moving time. Moreover avoiding busy streets due to poor weather or traffic conditions will definitely help you in making your move a successful one.
Winter Supplies: Keep your winter supplies handy, such as ice scrapers, salt, shovel etc in your car or easily accessible. If it snows or is icy, you will need these supplies to clear sidewalks for loading from your old location and unloading at your new place. These will also allow you to keep your movers safe.
Boarding Your Pets: No one wants to leave their pets behind when moving. However boarding your pets is a good idea. Otherwise, they can easily come under the feet of movers which can be troublesome or even dangerous for everyone. And, with all the moving in and out of the home, pets can easily run or wander out. So in order to keep things safe for everyone during a move, it is advisable to board your pets or let them stay with your friends or relatives until the move is completed.
Professional Help: Hiring a professional moving company will definitely make things easier for you and help you avoid the heavy lifting that can turn into a nightmare during cold weather. With professional help, you can relax and let the moving professionals do the whole job for you. However if you’re tight on budget and can’t afford hiring a mover, you can ask for help from family and friends. Once the entire moving is complete, you can get some hot meals and drinks for them as a little token of gratitude for all their efforts. And it is best to plan how each person can best help in the process, such as lifting, packing, disassembling and reassembling, or directing the process.
Move smaller fragile things yourself: Moving day can be fast paced for everyone. And sometimes the unexpected can happen. No one knows your stuff better than you. Take care of it.
Following these tips during a winter season move will help you move like a pro. If you want the help of an experienced, licensed moving specialist in your area, consider AB Moving, your professional movers serving homes and business in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas.