Moving in the winter can be a breeze if you know how to do it right. Snowy paths, freezing temperatures, and icy paths are no problem with proper preparation.
Keep an eye on the weather
Check the weather every week leading up to and every day the week of your move. If a big storm or a blizzard is coming in, it is always better to delay your move-in by a day or two.
Turn on the utilities at the new house
Once you know what day you are moving in, make sure that your utilities will be ready to be turned on that day. You will want to sit in a nice heated home once you are done.
Clear the sidewalks and driveways
Ice and snow cause major harm to those on moving day. Use salt, shovels, and snow blows to clear out the house’s path to the moving truck.
Protect your floors
Lay some cheap plastic tarps on every carpet, hardwood, or any other floor of your home. Walking in and out of the house can bring in dirt or snow that can damage your floors. Floor mats at every entrance to the house will also help keep the outside elements outside.
Turn off the heat
When moving in and out of a home in the winter, any hot air will escape outside through open doors. Keep the heat off to save big on your electric bill. Use a space heater to heat a small space, like a bathroom, for anyone who needs a break from the cold.
Keep a box of winter essentials in your car
Set aside some blankets, gloves, and hats to keep yourself warm throughout the move. Keep another box full of tools like an ice scraper, extra battery chargers, and any other essentials to make this trip easier on you.
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