When it comes to moving day challenges, moving in the snow is a significant one. While most people opt to schedule their moves outside of the winter months, sometimes you are left with no choice. If this is the situation that you have found yourself in, it is time for you to set some plans that allow you to combat the worst of the winter weather moving worries. Here are a couple of things to think about.
Don't Risk Your Pets
Any time you move with pets, it's always a chaotic and uncertain process. You have to make sure that you keep them safe, because if they get loose, it can be a challenge to find them. Unfortunately, when you're moving in the winter, losing a pet out an open door can put that pet in danger of freezing temperatures and more. Not to mention hunting isn't as easy in the winter, so your pet may not be able to find food as readily.
Avoid this risk by putting your pets into a boarding facility for the day while you move. This will not only reduce the stress of the chaos on your pet, it will also allow you to move your belongings without having to worry about your furry family members getting out and being lost.
Plan For Snow And Ice
When you're moving in the snow and ice, you risk all kinds of injuries. The last thing you want is for your movers or your loved ones to slip on the ice while they're loading furniture and boxes into the truck.
Avoid the hazards of this by treating all of your steps and walkways with ice melt before the storm. Keep all of the traffic areas clear of snow as well. Keep a shovel and bucket of ice melt handy throughout the moving process so that you can treat problem areas quickly and easily.
Turn Off Your Heat
While it might seem counter-intuitive to turn off the heat in the middle of winter, it may actually be the best thing to do during the day of your move. Remember that you are going to have doors open most of the day while things are moved into the truck and then into your new home.
If you leave your heat on, you will end up wasting electricity. Your final electricity bill will be higher than it needs to be, because you'll be allowing cold air into the home during the move. Turn off the heat so that it doesn't run unnecessarily.
Talk to local moving companies for more information.