Moving in the winter can bring some hindrances to the move but one should know how to handle them. Like they say, to every black cloud, there is a silver lining. So here are few tips to move safely during winters:
1.Be fully equipped – Before moving, try and get or arrange shovel, sand, salt and gravel. If there is snow, you will be bound to clean it up for smooth get away. This is to make the area on which truck/van will pass. When the loading is over, keep shovel and other important things with you, as you might face snow at your new place as well.
2.Give way to the truck – After cleaning the snow, scrape the ice and remove items from your driveway so that the truck/van can stop as near as possible to your door.
3.Be Well Packed – Make sure that all your belongings are well packed. Pack electronics and other appliances to avoid contact with moisture or water. During winters, wood, metal and upholstery get damaged. So taking precautions is the best option. Nowadays, there are product specific boxes available in the market, so that the items can withstand the rigors of transportation.
4.Move Safe- If you have hired a moving truck to help you shift to the new abode, try and remain informed about the traffic, blocked roads and about the snow blizzard that could happen. For this you can tune in to radio or TV.
5.Be Cautious! – Be cautious and take your time, as there is no hurry. It is better to be late than land in trouble. Pay attention and take your time if you are driving to the new home as ice and snow make for terrible driving conditions. Allow for extra time as driving a loaded moving truck in ice and snow is especially dangerous and takes more time.
So here are few tips that may come in handy while you plan to move in the winter. Hire a reliable moving company that helps you with moving preparation and deliver your belongings safely.