4 Tips To Move During The Winter

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*I have been compensated for this post, but any opinions are my own.

Moving can be an overwhelming adventure. Winter is not only the purest and coldest season of them all but it also gives families a unique opportunity to indulge in winter activities such as building a snowman  in the backyard, sledding down the neighborhood hill, or enjoying hot cocoa by a fireplace. The truth is, winter moving is actually one of the toughest types of relocations to do. So if you're forced to move during a winter season, there are a few tips to help make it successful for everyone involved.

Wear Protective Clothing

Be sure to wear appropriate winter clothing to stay warm. Keep feet warm and dry by selecting your best pair of winter shoes with excellent anti-slip soles to get you safely through the day. Protect your fingers and hands with durable work gloves to help move items, boxes, and other items to and from your car. If you hired people to assist, offer them warm drinks such as hot cocoa or tea to help them warm up.

Keep Paths Cleared

One of the biggest tips to moving in the wintertime is safety. No matter how you look at it, a winter scheduled move can be dangerous even if you do everything in your power to keep things safe for everyone involved. The driveway, walkways, and sidewalks should be clear all-around your home. If you don’t do this, someone carrying a heavy box or bulky furniture could fall to the frozen ground and have a nasty injury. To avoid this, be sure to have a snow shovel and bags of salt/sand/kitty litter handy in case of snowy weather. Don't forget to make sure that any parking areas for moving trucks or cars are also cleared.

Consider Your Options

If moving locally, you may be tempted to try and move everything by yourself and with your family. In fact, we've never hired movers to help up move. Renting a moving truck from a reputable truck company is key, but loading and securing your packaged moving boxes and wrapping up furniture pieces to protect them as you try to move in the sludge and snow can be difficult. You've also got to think of driving the rental truck safely to your new home, especially in inclement weather. But let’s admit, it might be too much for you, your friends, and your family to attempt doing this, but as I mentioned, the weather could be bad. It could be strong ice-cold winds or a blizzard. A positive to moving in the wintertime is the prices will be considerably low. Winter months are known as the heart of the off-peak season and most of the good moving companies lower their rates with the purpose of securing enough relocation jobs to keep them in business until the start of the next moving season.

Hire A Professional

A wise choice to move in this unpredictable time is hiring a professional to do the heavy lifting for you (literally). Do you live in Georgia and need an idea of who to call? Gameday Moving Services is the answer. They can help bring heavy items down the stairs into their moving truck and then safely transfer it from their vehicle to your new location. Do you just have a few large pieces you want moved instead of your boxes? Ease your anxiety by hiring this company to do the hard and daunting tasks for you while you focus on other things you need to do - like packing up boxes and smaller items you can toss into your own vehicle! Not only can they help move your home to its new location but if you’re needing to transition your business to a new location, these Athens, GA Commercial Movers are up for the job!

When it comes to your winter journey, also take into consideration the shorter and darker days. You’ll want to have the moving company or friends and family who are assisting you to move to come early in the day to avoid having to drive during the night. If you're planning a road trip to take more than a day or so, arrange in advance a suitable place to spend the night. This can either be at a hotel or a friend’s home. Be sure to have an emergency contact list and be ready to accept whatever help is offered. This is a new start for you and while it might be scary at first to move during whatever winter throws at you, it’s also fun and makes it an adventure that your family will remember!

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