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Must-Follow Tips for Moving During the Winter

Posted on: February 11, 2019 | Tri-Village Self Storage 2019-02-11

While moving during the spring and summer is the most common, winter moves are not unheard of. Even though moving during the winter can be more difficult than during the warmer months, it is still an option that should be considered. Since it is less common to move during the winter, if an apartment complex has a unit available during the winter, you may be able to get a deal on it. Additionally, you may be able to get a deal on your moving company. But there are a few surefire ways to help your move go as smoothly as possible.

6 Tips for Moving in the Winter

  • Stay in contact with your movers: Always keep in mind that the winter is typically the off-season for movers. During the weeks leading up to your move, contact your movers. This will help you to stay top of mind so there isn’t a miscommunication about the timing of your move.
  • Listen to your movers: During the days leading up to your move, if your movers express concerns about the weather, listen to them. Moving companies know what kind of weather will pose a threat to your move, and it is always better to listen to them than get stuck in a storm.
  • Stock up on warm items: Before your moving day, stock up on warm hats and gloves. As your move goes on, your movers’ gloves and hats will likely get wet. Offering them some spare warm items will not only be a kind gesture, it will also help your move go as smoothly as possible.
  • Clear any ice or snow: Without adding snow and ice into the mixture, the risk of injury with carrying heavy items is already there. When you add a slippery sidewalk or driveway into the mixture, this risk can get so much greater. In order to compensate for this, it is important to shovel your sidewalk, driveway and the first few feet of your street. Additionally, if there is still ice left on the pavement, consider salting.
  • Protect the floor with blankets: On the day of your move, you will have a lot of feet trudging mud and snow into your home. Place plastic tarp on your carpet and wooden floors to keep your floor from becoming damaged or stained.
  • Double wrap fragile items: Keep in mind that certain items are more susceptible to breaking when exposed to extreme fluctuations in temperature. When packing these items, double wrap them. Wrapping any fragile items in thick blankets can also help to protect your items from breaking. When loading these items onto the truck, load them into the truck last and remove them from the truck first.

Let a Storage Unit Rental Help with Your Move!

One thing that can help to simplify a move is a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental is there for you through every step of your move. For example, when you first decide to sell your home, a storage unit rental will allow you to keep items you do not want displayed out of your home and in a secure location. After you move into your new home, a storage unit rental will help to keep you organized by creating additional storage space.

Are you ready to ready to reserve a storage unit? Tri-Village Self Storage has storage facilities in downtown Columbus, Grandview Heights, Dublin, Plain City, and on Trabue Rd. Our storage facilities have a range of storage unit sizing, including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit today!

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