How to Move in Bad Winter Weather

Bad Winter Weather

Learn how to stay safe in bad winter weather when you are moving in potentially dangerous conditions. A move to a new country is often planned months in before. This means you choose a date and start prepping everything before the big day. In a perfect situation , you’ll have a clear sky and a good weather. However  in the winter season the wether can surprise you with snow, sleet, rain, and extremely low temperatures that can make your plans difficult to realize. Bad winter weather may surprise you.

 

Unfortunately we can’t make the weather conditions better for your moving day, but we can make your move as smooth as possible. Here’s how to move in all kinds of bad winter weather.

Snow

If snow is a problem, you’re going to want to invest in items that will help you clean the snow. The most important thing is to keep walkways clean so that both you and the team of movers can work safely.

 

To keep everything and everyone safe, what you should do is clean both locations from the snow. If you’re moving to a snowy area,  be prepared with cleaning items  available for use at your new house before we get there. That way, the movers won’t have to wait for the sidewalks to be cleaned and de-iced.
Inside the house, put down a mat or plastic to prevent the ice and salt destroying the floors. If you have an attached garage or a suitable room where the movers can unload the boxes and the furniture from there, it will be great. This creates less mess for your home.

Rain

Rain isn’t as slippery as snow, but it can still be risky. Especially if temperatures are near to the freezing point, making icy walks and stairs a big concern. If you’re worried about valuable items getting wet as they’re moved from the house to the moving van or vice versa, what you can make is a covered walkways. This is usually accomplished by suspending tarps or putting up temporary shelters leading out of the house.

 

It’s also a good idea to add extra layers to your items. Plastic sheeting can be wrapped and secured around most things to keep them getting wet. Remember, that plastic will also keep your items safe from getting wet. If your move is a long one or if you’ll be putting items in storage for a few weeks, you’ll need to properly ventilate so you avoid mildew or mold buildup.

Extreme Cold

Moving from one climate to another can affect your belongings. Any drastic change of temperature is going to affect things like wood, metal, porcelain, leather, and some stone, as these materials expand or shrink according to the outside temperatures. A special moving truck can be offered for your belongings, enabling you to have temperature and moisture adjustments. If this isn’t an option for you, make sure every item is prepped and wrapped according to its unique needs.

 

It’s also important to pay attention to the health of your family and the moving team. Dress well and have plenty of water on hand. (You can also put up a space heater and provide blankets. Anything you can do to make people comfortable is important.) Take regular breaks and don’t be afraid to delay the process of moving, if necessary.

Dangerous Conditions

There are times when the weather isn’t extreme so much but it is dangerous. Always pay attention to things like blizzard warnings, incoming hurricanes, and other weather conditions that are dangerous. In these situations, we will always work with you to come up with an another plan for you. No move is worth the risk of your family’s safety