5 Tips for Moving in the Winter

Updated: Jan 30

Moving is a big project, and weather is one of the circumstances that can make it even bigger. If your moving day ends up on a cold and snowy day, you make have to take some extra precautions in order to have a stress-free experience. Here are some tips to assist you if you are moving in the winter!

1. Dress Appropriately

This one sounds obvious, but I don’t only mean dressing for the cold. If you are going in and out a lot you may want to consider an article of clothing that has a zipper, that way you can easily adjust your temperature for inside and outside. A good pair of gloves also can’t be overlooked.

2. Have Access to your Snow Shovel and Sidewalk Salt

It’s easy to forget about the small details on moving day, but sometimes it’s those small details that can make the day go smoothly. One of those details that you want to make sure you don’t forget is having access to snow removal equipment. You wouldn’t want to have to rearrange your garage in order to be able to clean the snow and ice off of your sidewalk, so make sure those tools are easily accessible!

3. Don’t Pack your Thermos


You’ll probably want to have something warm to drink if you are moving on a cold day. It could even get chilly inside your home with movers coming in and out all day. For that reason you may want to make sure your favorite warm drink container is easily accessible, and not in the bottom of a box somewhere!

4. Have a Mat to Wipe Shoes at the Entrance


It’s unrealistic to take off your shoes every time you come inside on moving day, and if there is snow outside, that means there is going to be snow inside. To help minimize this, make sure you leave at least one floor mat unpacked, that way everyone assisting you can minimize the footprints they leave in your home.

5. Don’t Forget that the Days are Short


If you aren’t expecting your move to take very long, you may be tempted to sleep in get started in the afternoon. It is important to remember that the sun sets early in winter, and if you put it off too long, there may have to be some work and driving in the dark.

By following these tips, hopefully your winter moving experience is as simple and stress-free as possible. You can’t control the weather, but it is possible to be prepared enough that bad weather won’t prevent you from having a great moving day!


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