Tips For How to Move in the Winter
While many people are settling in for the winter ahead, others are considering moving on to warmer climates or new opportunities.
Moving in winter can be a wise decision, but because of the challenges inherent with winter weather, this kind of move requires a few extra considerations that the team at Georgetown Moving & Storage can help you navigate.
Benefits of Moving During the Winter
One of the best advantages of moving in winter is that moving companies have more availability. Since most people move in late spring or during the summer, you won’t have to fight for a spot on the schedule.
This gives you more flexibility in choosing your moving date. It also means it’s likely to cost less because many companies offer off-season specials and discounts.
Why You Should Hire a Professional Moving Company for Winter Moves
No move is easy, but winter moves can be especially tricky because of weather and road conditions. Professional movers are the best way to ensure a safe, smooth move to your new home.
Moving companies have a wide range of specialized equipment that makes it easier to lift and move boxes, furniture, and specialty items. This helps protect your possessions from damage and, more importantly, protects you against potential injuries from moving over ice, snow, and uneven terrain.
Once the truck is loaded, everything needs to get from Point A to Point B. In the DC area, road conditions in winter range from dry and clear to icy and congested. You never know what it’s going to be on the day your move is scheduled.
At Georgetown Moving & Storage, our truck drivers undergo extensive training in navigating ice, snow, accidents, and other winter driving conditions. We’ll get your belongings to your new home in one trip, which shortens the moving time and reduces time on the road, meaning there’s less risk of an accident.
Tips To Make Your Winter Move Easier
Preparation is essential for a successful winter move. Here are some quick and simple tips to make your move easier:
- Use climate-controlled storage: If you’re not moving into your new home immediately, ensure your possessions are kept in a warm, safe environment.
- Watch the weather: The night before the move, check the weather to see what’s in store, and on the day of the move, make sure you know how the weather is expected to change throughout the day.
- Prep your home: Clear ice and snow from driveways, walkways, sidewalks, and other areas where you’ll be moving possessions from.
- Keep your winter gear handy: Don’t pack your gloves, coats, hats, or shoes with solid traction, shovels, salt, sand, etc. Keep these winter essentials easily accessible. It’s also good to keep coffee, cocoa, tea, and snacks on hand so you can get a quick warm-up and some extra energy if it gets too cold, especially since the doors to your home will be open more than usual.
Trust Georgetown Moving & Storage With Your Winter Move
At Georgetown Moving & Storage, we know the benefits and challenges of winter moves. Our dedicated team will help ensure your winter move goes as smoothly as possible.
We offer a full range of moving, packing, and storage services to help you move into your new home quickly and efficiently. We’ve proudly served the community for over 20 years and guarantee we’ll always deliver exceptional service, efficient logistics, and the greatest standard of care for your possessions.
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