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Moving in the Snow? Outsmart Old Man Winter!Posted on: Friday, January 30th, 2015
Moving in winter can be difficult, but definitely not impossible! If you’re planning on relocating while the snow is still out, make sure you can count on a reputable Chicago household moving company like Federal Companies to get you to your new place safely and efficiently.
Make sure that your move is as stress-free and seamless as possible with these other cold-weather tips:
· Bring the Heat
Before the big day, make sure that all of your utilities are set up and ready to go at your new place. The last thing you want when doing a winter move is to have no heat!
· Clear Pathways
It’s important that you take the time to have all the driveways, walkways and high-traffic areas you’ll be using to unload boxes clear of snow and ice before the movers arrive. It is also a good idea to have spare shovels and salt on hand for touch-ups.
· Take the Car In
If you’re driving, having your car serviced and in tip-top shape before moving day is a great way to remove some of the stress and worry that harsh weather conditions can bring to drivers.
· Protect Inside Space
Moving in winter means that there will be an abundance of snow, slush and mud inevitably tracked into your new home during the move-in process. Make sure your new floors or carpets are protected by putting down tarps, plastic sheets or cardboard to minimize messes.
· Have a Plan B
In the event that the weather conditions get too harsh, talk to your movers about what options you have for rescheduling. If rescheduling is not an option, consider packing your belongings into storage and finding short-term accommodations until the weather calms down.
For even more tips about winter moving and to learn more about all the ways that Federal Companies can help you make a move, call us today or fill out our quick online form for a FREE quote!