If you have to move during the winter time you are going to have to deal with cold temperatures and less than ideal moving conditions. Here are three easy ways to make your winter move go more smoothly.
#1 Hire Professional Movers
One of the easiest ways to reduce the stress of moving during the winter time is by hiring professional movers. Professional movers will the the right equipment to easily move your belongings out of your old home and into your new home without getting injured or hurt on snow and ice. They will have the right equipment so that they can easily move out your grandfather clock, king size bed and all of your boxes without breaking anything.
This will relieve you of the physical strain of moving all of the items out of your house and dealing with wintery conditions at the same time.
Additionally, when you move on your own you generally have to rent a large truck for your belongings. Driving a large truck that you are not familiar with in the snow, rain and ice can be dangerous. When you hire a moving company, not only do they move your belongings for you, they also drive the big moving truck for you so you don't have to.
#2 Prepare Your Driveway & Walkways
You should take some time before the movers show up to prepare your driveway and walkways at both your old home and your new home. You are going to want to shovel all of the snow off your walkways and driveways. You are also going to want to put down either salt or another ice melter so that all the built-up ice melts away as well and your driveway and walkways are as safe as possible for the movers.
Make sure that you do this at both your old home and your new home, so that you and the movers are safe the entire time.
#3 Cover Up Your Floors
With the winter weather, it is not realistic to expect your movers to take their shoes off every time they walk in and out of your new and old home. Your best bet is to take steps to protect your floors so that the wetness on their shoes are not transferred onto your carpet and hardwood floors.
To protect your carpet, tape down plastic sheets throughout your home where the movers will have to walk. In the entryway where they first come in, tape down heavy cardboard. The cardboard will protect your floors and will absorb some of the moisture off the bottom of their shoes.
That way, at the end of the moving process, you just have to ball up some plastic and cardboard, throw it away, and have clean floors.Share
13 January 2017
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