How to Prepare for Moving in the Winter

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If you’re being as budget-conscious as possible for moving houses (or apartments), perhaps you’ve decided to move in the wintertime. That’s a good option, as movers in Kamloops tend to be less busy in the winter, so moving on the day and time of your choice shouldn’t be a huge issue.

But moving in the winter can also be a challenge. Especially if you’re travelling a great distance with a lot of cargo, the roads may be icy, making it a slower process, as you and your movers must be careful on the roads. Here are tips to keep in mind if you’re planning to move this winter.

1. Double-check your confirmation.

Since winter is the off-season for most movers in Kamloops, you’ll likely have gotten a wide selection of moving days and times to choose. But since the weather is less predictable this time of year, be sure to check that all the plans are still the same a day or two before your move is scheduled.

Also, keep checking the weather. If you see a storm possibly coming, there’s no sense in getting stuck in it—better to delay your relocation than get yourself in an unsafe situation!

2. Protect your floors.

Since you may be moving between your house and the snowy outside when moving belongings in and out of the moving truck, be sure to give your floors extra protection. Put down some plastic tarps inside and floor mats outside each door.

3. Turn off the heat.

It may sound unpleasant, but the heat won’t be doing much good when you keep having to go in and out the front door during the moving process. No sense wasting the energy! On the flip side, having a nice, warm retreat in place for a few minutes of a break here and there isn’t a bad idea, so consider plugging a space heater in in the bathroom.

4. Keep your pets elsewhere.

Either board them at a pet care center for the day, or take them to a family member or friend’s house. Dogs, cats and other domestic animals will likely be on edge during the moving process and will only serve to disrupt everyone.

5. Clear your walkways.

Nothing is worse than slipping and falling on ice—especially if you’re in the middle of moving! Ice is dangerous anyway, so it’s always a good idea to clear your sidewalks and driveways in the winter.

6. Check on your new home’s utilities.

You don’t want to show up to a house with frozen pipes, do you? Make sure the heat, electricity, and water in your new home are all working well before you move in—at least a few days before!

7. Use trusted movers in Kamloops.

We here at Pioneer Moving have been serving the Kamloops area for over 16 years. Our team has moved families in all seasons, so you can be sure your belongings are in good hands. Be sure to contact us soon if you’re planning to move in Kamloops this winter!

More Information

If you would like to see other packing tips please see our Moving Tips page or stop by today. We would love to be a positive part of your moving experience.

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