Winter probably doesn’t seem like the most desirable time to move. Between snow, ice and cold weather spending hours or days moving all your belongings from one location to other in the middle of January sounds pretty horrible.
But, winter is also a cheap time to move. Like traveling in the off-season at more affordable rates, moving in the dead of winter means cheaper deposits and move in fees from apartments, fewer buyers, less competition and good deals on moving companies.
So, if you’re up for a winter move to save a little cash, but you’re worried about any slippery complications, check out these few tips and tricks for a hassle free February move!
Use Daylight Hours and Give Yourself Plenty of Time
In winter more so than any other time, we’re at the mercy of the weather. While we can anticipate cold, we usually don’t know what else to expect. Unfortunately, you have to book your move pretty far in advance and probably don’t have the skill of perfectly predicting the weather. Despite the conditions on your actual moving day, you should get an early start since winter days are short. If you think you can move in one day, plan for two in the event of adverse weather conditions.
Hire Pros and Be Nice to Your Friends
Your move will be much easier with the help of trained professionals. By hiring a moving company, you can eliminate a lot of the hassle of carrying appliances or large furniture items up the stairs or through icy parking lots. With the money you save from moving in winter, you’ll also have extra to invest in a team of movers to do the grunt work. You should also spend winter being especially nice to your friends, just in case you need a little extra help. The more hands you have to help you out on moving day, the better and the less time you spend out in the cold.
Cover Floors, Carpets and Stairs, Keep Snow Removal Tools Handy
You’ll be in and out of your new and old place all day during the move, so you should cover your floors, stairs and carpets with something durable and waterproof. Choose a covering that won’t bunch and become a tripping hazard and be sure to secure the covering to the floor with heavy items to keep it from riding up. You’ll also want to keep snow removal tools close by to clean off cars, trucks and furniture.
Clear Sidewalks, Parking Spaces and Walkways
If it’s snowing on your moving day, or you anticipate snow plan ahead and give yourself time to shovel the walkway, sidewalk or parking spaces you’ll need. Kicking snow out of the way and shuffling around with snowy feet will make your move more complicated than it needs to be. Planning ahead and taking care of excess snow may take some time, but will be worth it in the end.
Lastly, be sure to dress warm on your big day. Go for the whole nine yards: hats, thick gloves, coats, boots, double layers and warm socks. Keep your whole crew warm with coffee or hot chocolate and light a fire in your fireplace if you have one. Braving the cold weather and saving a few bucks on your move will prove to be a great decision!
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