You might not prefer to move in the winter, but sometimes, that’s just when it has to be. But you need to keep in mind that while winter conditions do make for a riskier move, there are steps you can take to protect your belongings and get everything there in one piece.
It’s The Weather
Why’s a winter move harder? Because it’s winter. Between rain, snow, and ice, conditions are much poorer than in a dry summer month.
Just getting your things into a vehicle is not only going to potentially involve all the usual nuisances such as stairs, awkward doors, and weight — once you’re outside, you have to keep your balance.
That gets a lot harder when there’s snow packed along sidewalks, when there’s ice coating those two or three innocent steps from the door to the road, or when you find yourself sliding down a sloped path.
You don’t want to hurt yourself. You also don’t want to panic and drop that heavy antique table on hard concrete and watch it break a leg either.
What to Do About Your Winter Move
The first thing you need to do is clear a good, wide path to the vehicle. If it’s snowed, shovel it all away and then shovel it some more. People will need more room than you think to maneuver large, cumbersome furniture, and it’ll be a lot easier to make space now rather than when they’re halfway down the drive way.
If there’s ice on the ground, chip away as much as you can, and consider laying down some grit. It doesn’t hurt to make sure everyone’s wearing solid footwear with good grip either.
You never know when a clear forecast will turn to an unexpected snowstorm, so plan to spend an hour first thing on moving day to take care of any weather-related obstacles — at the old home and the new. If it turns out you don’t need it? You just get to finish earlier. But if you do? You’ll be prepared.
Hire Professional Vancouver Movers
You can control the situation around the homes, but you can’t be sure the roads will be good. And chances are you don’t drive a moving truck every day.
When all your belongings are loaded into a truck, how much do you want to risk not knowing how to efficiently and safely load a truck? And how much do you want to risk driving a bulky, unfamiliar vehicle on icy roads in tough traffic?
Probably not an attractive prospect. Luckily, that’s what professional movers are for.
Moving families every day, professionals have seen and stowed every unusually shaped item of furniture you can imagine. And they’re experienced behind the wheel of a moving truck in all conditions.
And it’s not even as expensive as you’d think. If you want to find out how to get a good, clean, efficient, safe move just as high quality in December as July? Reach out and get a quote from Robust Move.