Nelson Movers tips for Moving in the Winter
The snow has fallen and the kids are counting the sleeps until Christmas – it really looks like winter is here. And as your Nelson movers we wanted to offer some tips for ensuring your winter move is safe and enjoyable.
Tips for Moving in the Winter
Heat and Lights
Call ahead and ensure the utilities are all working and if you have access make sure to turn the heat on a day before you move. This allows the house to heat up and will make the warm house a haven from the bitter cold. Even though this is important no matter which month you’re moving, it’s especially important during the winter months with the shorter days and colder nights.
Sidewalks and Driveways
Sometimes you just got to get out the shovels and salt and start shoveling. Ensure there is enough room for the movers as well as yourself to navigate the walkways while carrying heavy loads. Salting the icy patches will also prevent any nasty spills on the stairs of walkways as well.
Protect your Floors
Lay down some plastic or cardboard to protect your floors from being covered in snow water, dirt and debris. If you have a carpeted floor, tape down the cardboard or plastic. Test the tape on an inconspicuous spot to ensure it doesn’t leave marks first.
Watch the weather and plan for the unexpected. If you haven’t already, pack an emergency winter kit for the trunk of your car. It should contain blankets, salt, gravel or sand (even kitty litter), small shovel, flashlight, and some snacks. If you’re moving to a region that receives a lot of snow, include chains for your tires in your emergency kit too.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Plan to have warm beverages available as a hot drink can really keep the energy festive. You could even plan to have house warming party with family friends and loved ones. Make sure to socialize and attend seasonal events of all sorts as moving around Christmas can sometimes be too much to manage.
We hope that your move goes on without a hitch and there’s no unexpected snowfall. However, sometimes it’s best to go with the professionals who are experienced with moving during the winter. Please contact us with any questions or for rates on moving and storage solutions in Nelson, BC.
From all of us at Kootenai Moving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!