4 Tips for Your Winter Move
The warmer seasons are more popular for moving, but sometimes you don’t have control over when you need to move. If you’re moving this winter, there are more things to think about than if you’re moving in the summer or fall. But with careful planning and reliable Boston moving services, you can have a smooth and well-planned winter move.
Here are four tips to help you have an easy winter move with Boston moving services.
To ensure you have enough time to organize everything, start planning your move well in advance. Careful planning is important no matter the time of year, but you have more variables to account for in the winter. Check the weather forecast for your moving day and arrange a backup in case of bad weather. Winter weather can also be unpredictable, so be flexible with your timing and build in a time cushion to prepare for potential delays.
Professional Boston moving services have plenty of experience handling winter moves. Companies like us at Movers on the Go have the equipment and expertise to navigate icy roads and snowy driveways. Outside of your professional movers, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Whether you need help packing, cleaning, or watching your kids and pets, ask your friends or family to help you out rather than trying to do it all yourself.
Things are wet in the winter, so you’ll want to pack items in a way to protect them from moisture. Consider packing anything you are worried about suffering water damage in sealable tote bins rather than cardboard boxes. However, we know that it’s not practical to pack everything you own in plastic totes. Line boxes with plastic or pack items in plastic bags before placing them in the boxes.
You’ll also want to keep your essentials handy. Keep toiletries, extra clothes, a warm coat, and important documents in a separate bag or box that stays with you so you always have easy access to them if you need them.
Dress in layers! It’s the advice every New Englander gives to visitors, but that’s because it’s good advice. You’ll want to stay warm while you’re outside packing up the moving truck, but you can also work up a sweat going in and out and carrying things. And don’t forget to wear warm waterproof shoes!