Moving during the winter time can be cold and difficult. Don’t let the snow and mud slow down your next move. Stay safe with these helpful winter moving tips:
Dress warm. You may be surprised how much warm articles of clothing can improve the atmosphere of a winter move. It’s always a good idea to have extra warm pieces of clothing on hand while moving, especially things that you can layer – such as sweatshirts, blankets, coats, and socks.
Avoid slipping on any ice by taking care of your walk way. Shovel and salt walkways, driveways, stairs, steps,
Moving yourself in the winter can be dangerous
or anywhere you will be walking. Keep snow shovels and other ice removal tools in a place you can get to quickly if they are needed.
Walk slowly and carefully through the move. Slipping or falling during a move is not just embarrassing, but can be very dangerous. Even if you have just shoveled the walkway, make sure to trudge carefully in case you accidentally missed a slippery spot.
Keep an eye out for changing weather. Watch out for any snow storms or weather that may slow your move. During the winter it is imperative to keep on top of weather changes and match your moving plans with the best windows of good weather.
Watch out for your carpets. In the winter time it is easy to track in mud and snow in your home. It can be a pain to take off shoes every time you enter. You may want to put down a covering over your carpet where it will get the most traffic, so your carpets will be spared.
Winter moves can really hurt your carpets
Another option for the snow and mud problem would be to do the move in teams. Have one team of a few people stay outside delivering things from the truck to the front door, and another team inside the home taking the packages from the door to their rightful places in the home. Or you also could move the items to a moderately clean place, like a garage, and then move the items into the home from there once everyone cleans off their shoes.
Have extra people on the job so that you can spend less time in the cold. If you can plan the time of your move, you will probably have more help if you choose to move during the weekend and not during a major holiday, such as Christmas or Thanksgiving when a lot of people are tied down to plans. Keep your contact information handy through out the move so you have people to call in case you need extra help.
Get professional help for your winter moves by calling Two Man Movers. As a Utah moving company, we can make your life a lot easier.