While some families try to avoid moving during the winter months, others choose to move during this time so they can take advantage of the slow market. Whether you have to move during the winter or you just choose to, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.
First, make sure the vehicle you’re driving in is in full working order. Give your car a full check-up. Make sure the heating system and tires are in good shape to travel in the cold. The last thing you want to do on the way to your new home is change a flat tire.
Second, make sure you have heat and hot water in your new home. If possible, double check that these services are fully functioning before you move in. Turn hot water on and run the heating system for a bit. Make sure to leave a faucet dripping if it’s below 32 degrees so your pipes don’t burst.
Don’t forget your pets! Keep an old blanket out for your furry family member. Set it in an out-of-the-way place so your pet has a spot to curl up and keep warm without getting under foot while you pack/unpack.
Last but not least, one of the most helpful things you can do to prepare for your winter move is to hire movers. Investing in help will not only make your life easier, but it will ensure every member of your family stays healthy and safe. Professional movers are well experienced. They know how to pack a truck in all sorts of conditions, including icy weather and freezing temperatures. Be sure to clear sidewalks and driveways of snow and sprinkle salt on icy spots. Having coffee or hot chocolate on hand for everyone isn’t a bad idea either! Contact Reliable Moving & Storage today for your free estimate.