What to do When Your Moving In The Winter
When the temperature drops, you want to sit inside by the fireplace.
However, this isn't always an option when it's time to move to a new location whether it's a house or a commercial property. In these situations, you will want to plan ahead and make sure everything is taken care of well in advance so the cold weather doesn't ruin your day.
Here are some of the key tips to keep in mind while moving in the winter months.
1) Wear the Right Clothes
What are you going to be wearing for the big day?
it's important to have the right gear on whether it has to do with boots, gloves, beanies, or large jackets. The goal is to stay as warm as possible when it is time to step outside into the bone-chilling conditions.
If you don't think about this or plan ahead, there is going to be an increased likelihood of cramping, shivering, and/or injury and that is the last thing you need! Keep things organized and make sure to wear the right clothes at all times during winter moving.
2) Plan for Breaks
This is one of the most underrated tips when it comes to moving in cold weather and it's something you should look into.
Make sure to plan for breaks and ensure you are able to "warm-up" at different time intervals. In fact, you should be rotating between different people to be sure everyone gets the opportunity to heat up and feel good about themselves. Otherwise, it is going to be torturous and something that will make a serious impact on your health.
3) Reduce the Clutter
Clutter is a major issue in the cold weather and it is something you should aim to avoid. For example, do you have a lot of nonsensical items laying around the property that are never going to be used after the move?
There are so many things such as toys that are never played with and are simply a waste of space. This is the stuff you want to look for and toss out well in advance so you don't have to waste time putting them away in the colder weather.
A lot of work can be eliminated by doing this!
4) Keep Things Together and in Larger Quantities
In the warmer months, it's okay to carry smaller items around but that's not going to be as convenient once the temperature drops. You will want to rush through the process and that's not going to happen if small things have to be collected individually. You will start to hate the process and it's going to elongate the move. Keep things simple and together, so you don't have to make multiple trips back and forth.
5) Be Mindful of What Items Are Stored During Winter
Whether your move is down the street, a different city, or state, you will need a place to store your belongings in between the move. Keep in mind that winter storage can be a little tricky depending on what items you are storing during the cold months. Make sure that you choose items that can handle cold temperatures for long periods of time. Another tip is to store your items in extra blankets and bags to keep them from getting frozen over in storage.
With these moving in winter tips, you are going to be well on your way to a high-quality move that is easy on the mind and will work out as intended!