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    Getting the Most Out of your Long-Distance Winter Move

    Moving during a winter can add some extra challenges, but with proper planning you should be able to overcome these obstacles and enjoy a stress-free move.  As your premier Castlegar moving company, we would like to share the following tips on how to make your long-distance winter move a positive and successful one.

    Clear the Paths

    Snow and ice can be a mover’s nightmare.  To ensure everyone’s safety, clear the paths, roadways and driveways of snow to make the pathway easy to navigate and less slippery.  You can also use salt to melt any treacherous ice and make the move safer and easier for you or your movers.

    Dress Appropriately

    Dressing for the weather is an important way of ensuring that your long-distance winter move is a warm one.  Depending on what the weather calls for should dictate what you wear. Remember, it is winter, and you are going to be in and out of the house, so you will want to layer your outfit.

    • A winter jacket.
    • A set of gloves to protect your hands.
    • Boots or other sturdy winter footwear to provide extra grip.
    • A hat or toque to protect you from the cold.
    • A sweater or extra layer that you can easily put on or take off.

    Check the Weather

    Although you cannot change the weather forecast, you can try to accommodate for any challenges that the weather may bring.  If the forecast calls for snow, be sure to start clearing it early to prevent any build up.  If you are going to be moving in bitterly cold weather, be sure to lay out all the necessary clothing to stay warm.

    Here’s the deal:

    Be proactive when it comes to the weather to make your long-distance move as easy as possible.

    Protect your belongings

    Snow, rain or even bitterly cold weather can damage your belongings.  An extra layer of protection can go a long way when it comes to a long-distance winter move.  When packing any breakables add an extra layer of protection as cold can make glass very brittle.

    When moving electronics or other fragile items, a layer of blankets will keep your belongings dry and add another barrier against the wet and cold.

    Be sure to lay down cardboard in both your new and old house in the hallways to protect your carpet and flooring from scuffs, stains and any type of water damage.  This little step will keep cleanup to a minimum.

    Proper preparation for a long-distance winter move is the key to ensure that it is easy and stress-free.  If you would like more information on how you can get the most out of your long-distance winter move or are interested in the moving services that our professional and experienced company provides, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon and being a part of your next long-distance winter move.