The prospect of moving from one home to another can be an overwhelming one. And, this can be especially true during the winter. The winter may not be the most popular time of the year to move, but why not? It may be cold, but you’ll likely save some money and have your pick of dates. Worried about the possibility of inclement weather? Don’t worry too much about that; our professional movers have plenty of experience and know when to push through some less-than-ideal conditions. As the trusted name in professional moving for Dakota County, we’d like to offer up some more pro tips to help ease your mind if you’re planning a move this winter.
First of all, know that moving in winter is not a bad idea. There are less people moving this time of year so it’ll be easier to schedule your move when you want it without having to deal with the crowds.
You should also remember that there are fewer daylight hours in the winter. Remember to plan with this in mind. With fewer daylight hours, a move that you would normally expect to take a day may take two. As much as possible, try to stay flexible in the event that the move needs to be rescheduled altogether because of inclement weather.
And, like any move, it’s important to stay organized. You should start paring down and sorting your belongings as far in advance of moving day as possible, make sure all boxes are clearly labeled and have a plan for where everything should go in your new home.
It’s also important to be aware of the conditions around your home. During a winter move, the most pressing safety threats are snow and ice. Clearing snow and salting or treating sidewalks, walkways and driveways are essential to a safe move.
Are your floors protected from the water, salt and snow? Melting ice and snow mixed with dirt and mud can do a number on new floors, so be sure that they’re protected. Our professional moving crew will always remember to put down floor protection to prevent stains and damage.
And remember, in winter conditions, experience makes all the difference. That’s where professional moving from 1st Choice Movers comes in. Our trained movers with plenty of professional moving experience will know how to navigate a winter move safely for the best possible outcome.
Interested in learning more about professional moving in Dakota County? Call 1st Choice Movers at 763-559-5934 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.