Tips for Surviving your Winter Move

Tips for Surviving your Winter Move

Winter weather can present many challenges and can even make a painful process like moving even more of a hassle. The frigid cold temperatures, wet snow, and slippery ice can add additional hazards to your moving experience.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to minimize those risks and challenges. With a little bit of planning, these tips can help make your moving experience much more manageable.

  1. Pack Efficiently

The last thing you want to do is step into the bone chilling cold more than you need to. If you pack efficiently, you can lessen the amount of times you go in and out of your apartment. Not only that, but this will help make the unpacking process go smoother as well as you won’t have as many boxes to deal with in your new home.

  1. Protect your Belongings from Water

If you’re moving on a day where the forecast calls for snow, it’s a good idea to cover your boxes and furniture. If your stuff gets too wet, it could cause permanent damage. Use tarps or blankets to help keep the snow away from your belongings so they can make it to their final destination unharmed.

  1. Insulate your Items

Be extra generous with the bubble wrap in the Winter! Plastic totes, electronics, and glass are just a handful of things that will break much easier on impact in the cold weather. Dishes and glasses are not fond of changes in temperature. Extra insulation for your fragile dishes, cups and plates will help keep them from cracking.

  1. Protect your Floors

While moving your stuff into your new home, you’re bound to bring in slush, snow, ice, and mud to your freshly cleaned floors. To avoid extensive clean up once you get settled in, try putting down tarps over wood and tile floors and floor mats by entrances. For carpeting, throw some cardboard sheets on top to protect it.

  1. Create a Backup Plan

Severe weather can happen at any time. In case of a winter storm, be sure to have a backup plan in case you can’t complete your move on your chosen day. Pack up your boxes a day early to get it done before the storm rolls in or change your move to another date. Be flexible and remember – a couple of days will not ruin your moving process.

Once you’re all moved in, check out these winter tips to help save you money and keep you warm throughout the winter season!