Winter moving in Missouri and the Midwest can be stressful and a challenge any time of the year, but winter moving is especially tiresome when you have to deal with snow, sleet,wind, ice and freezing temperatures. It’s also a time of year when most people want to be sitting down with hot chocolate (my fave!) with food, family and friends, not packing up their belongings and looking for a reputable and qualified moving company.
Our previous blog post on Winter Moving from 2011 still rings true, however, we have some additional tips/ideas.
Helpful Winter Moving Tips
Although nothing can replace a warm, settled home during the winter, there are a few things you can do to make a winter move less stressful. Below are our favorite winter moving tips:
- Be careful with temperature-sensitive items. Packing for a winter move is very similar to packing for a move any other time of year with one exception. You need to be careful with items that can be damaged from the cold. Some are obvious, like house plants. Others may not be so apparent, such as old china pieces or plastic shelving/tubs that may crack or get fine lines in the extreme cold. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa at Move It With M&S LLC.
- Be flexible. Even the most reliable moving company has no control over closed highways and blizzard-like driving conditions. When planning a winter move, it’s best to have a contingency plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate on moving day.
- Keep the sidewalks and driveway clear. Keeping your sidewalks shoveled is important any time itsnows, but when movers are carrying heavy boxes and furniture in or out of your house, it’s especially This is an important winter moving tip to help prevent anyone from getting hurt as the movers navigate slippery walkways. If you need assistance with this task, please let us know, so we can bring our snow shovels. Our crew will gladly help with this task, as part of our mission to help your move be as stress-free as possible.
- Keep the heat on. Although it may be tempting to have your utilities disconnected early if you’realready sleepingsomewhere else, you’ll want that heat come moving day. Havingthe door opening repeatedly will send that cold air all through the house.
- Move your pets first. Although this is a good idea any time of year, it’s especially important if you’removing in winter. Get your cat and/or dog to a warm, secure place before the movers descend on yourhome. You don’t want them to sneak out of the house and get lost in freezing temperatures.
- Cover your floors. Winter brings all kinds of mud, snow and slush. You don’t want the movers to trackall of this dirt and debris into your house, even if you are moving out. Protect your carpets and floors by covering them with plastic drop cloths. Be sure to anchor them securely, however, so the movers won’t trip on the edges.
To learn more about how to organize a winter move and how to make your move as easy and stress-free as it can possibly be, contact Theresa for a free moving quote. We have more several years experience in helping people like you move across the state or across the country. We operate in a 200 mile radius of Saint Joseph, Missouri, and are adept at offering quality service at an affordable price, no matter what the season.