Moving in the winter is never fun, but sometimes it’s just plain unavoidable.As Zionsville movers, we’ve moved hundreds of families throughout all times of the year. We know that a snowy move isn’t ideal, but here are a few tips to help you prepare:
- Prep the Traffic Zone– It’s easy to forget to shovel and salt the sidewalk, but this is one of the most important things you can do. This preparation will help to prevent injuries and broken items. You don’t want to be carrying a heavy box of dishware when you slip on the ice.
- Pack Winter Gear– In addition to all of the items in your overnight bag, it’s important to remember to pack some winter gear. Be sure you have enough jackets, coats, gloves, scarves, and hats for everyone. If there could be snow in the forecast, make sure you pack a winter emergency kit just in case you get stuck on the road.
- Cover the Floor– If you’ve had snow and needed to salt, be sure to cover your floors with tarps. It may seem silly, but the salt and slush that is tracked in could ruin parts of your floors. We also recommend making a drop room close to the door, so people with clean feet can move the items inside to other parts of the home.
- Check the Utilities– Before moving day arrives, be sure you to call the utility companies for your new home. If possible, have them test your home to ensure that they are all working properly. This will prevent a home that is below freezing when you arrive.
Moving in the winter may not be the most fun thing to do, but it is certainly manageable. With these tips and a little help from the Zionsville residential movers at Wheaton Moving & Storage, you will be settled into your new home in no time. Call today to get a FREE quote and to schedule your move.