As a company that has been offering both moving and storage services in NJ for the past several years, we know how tough it can be to move to a new home during the fall and winter season. To help ensure you have the best, as well as a safe time moving to your new home during these two often very cold seasons, here are some tips you can keep in mind:
1. Monitor the weather as often as you can.
Rain during the spring or summer is one thing, but snow during the late fall or winter is another. A lot of the time heavy snow and ice not only shut down roads but can prevent the moving professionals you hire from doing their jobs correctly and safely. So, it’s important for you to monitor weather patterns so that your moving day is a sunny, or even just a cloudy day. In fact, if it’s anything but, you might want to call your moving company and schedule for another date.
2. If a severe winter storm just passed, make sure you shovel and salt.
No one likes to tread on a driveway or sidewalk that is covered in ice or snow, and we are sure your movers definitely won’t. So, to make sure there is no danger to anyone (especially when it comes time to carry that big couch outside) make sure you shovel, salt, or blow any snow away from major walkways as soon as possible.
3. Make sure your first night box has winter essentials.
A first night box is important to have during any move, but if you’re moving during the winter, you might want to include some winter essentials. These things can include snow boots (if you expect some snow), extra clothing layers, gloves, and even a handful of comfortable quilts to keep the kids warm while you do some unpacking.
While many people prefer not to move during the winter, a lot of people do it because they have no other choice. By keeping these tips in mind, you will be well on your way to having a smooth winter move! To learn more about what our NJ moving company can do for you this fall or winter, please browse our site and fill out a contact form, or call us at your earliest convenience.