Moving during the spring and summer may be the most ideal, but sometimes that’s simply not an option. Not all hope is lost if you need to move during the winter!

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage is here to offer some practical tips to help your move efficiently during winter.

Make Your Schedule Flexible

Winter is one of the most unforgiving seasons in terms of weather. There is always the potential for random hail storms and snowfall. Both of those things can put a real damper on moving day activities and safety.

To combat this common issue, it’s best to make your schedule slightly flexible. If it’s possible to hold off on moving until the snow or hail clears up, you need to. That will help prevent moving day injuries and stress. If you need to go back and forth between the old and the new place during this preparation stage, at least make sure to rent a car that has been kitted out for the winter months or make sure that your personal vehicle has winter tires.

Ensure All Pathways are Clear

Navigating your way from the front door of your home to your portable container or moving truck can be tricky, even on the sunniest of days. That’s why if you have had a recent snowfall, you need to clear a direct path from your front door to the vehicle or container you are using to move.

Clearing a path doesn’t just include shoveling. You also need to lay down salt to help melt the ice. The last thing you want is to slip and fall on moving day.

Turn on Utilities Before Moving

Moving into your new home should be a comfortable and enjoyable experience, but something that might hinder that is not having excess heat and hot water.

Before you move into your new home, ensure that all of your utilities, especially heat, are in operating order. The first step is getting them switched over to your name from the previous owner.

Don’t Transport on Your Own

Last but not least, don’t attempt to transport your belongings by yourself. The harsh road conditions should be handled by a professional. That’s why you should enlist the help of a moving service.

At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, we offer portable storage containers that we deliver and transport everywhere. You’ll never have to drive a bulky moving truck on winter roads. Moving doesn’t have to be all work and no play.

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