Winter is here! Which means layers, cold, ice, school delays and much more. While Winter is a nightmare for most just imagine moving during this cold season. However, in some cases, you have to move when you have to move so you might not have much choice. Let the friendly and reliable Louisville movers of DZ Moving and Storage take care of all the work. Below is a compiled list of great tips and ideas for your wintery move!
Get Started Early
Since it gets dark so much earlier in the winter, you might be lacking in daylight hours during your move. To take the most advantage of the daytime hours, get started with packing early in the day so that you can call it a night fairly early before it gets too dark. Plus, the temperatures are sure to be more comfortable during the daytime hours as well.
Dress in Layers
You’ll want to stay warm, but you probably won’t want to wear a big and bulky coat when you’ve got so much work to do. Dressing in layers will help you stay warm without being as bulky. Plus, you can take off a layer or two if you get hot while you’re packing.
Make Sure Your Car is Ready
Make sure your car is ready for the trip by checking the tread and air pressure in the tires and scraping away any ice and snow so that you have better visibility. Stock your car with an emergency kit and plenty of blankets so that you and your loved ones will be safe in the event of an emergency.
Keep Your Winter Supplies in the Car
You might need your various winter supplies, such as your windshield scraper or your mittens, so don’t pack them away in boxes. Instead, consider tossing all of your winter supplies into one storage container or laundry basket and keeping them in your car. Keep them in a place where they can be easily accessed if you need them.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
In the weeks and days before your move, keep an eye on the weather reports. You’ll want to know about any incoming winter storms that you might have to worry about. You may need to be flexible about changing your plans if there is particularly bad weather coming your way; in particularly bad weather, it could be dangerous to continue your move as planned.
Keep Something Warm to Drink
You, your family members and your moving crew will probably be craving something nice and warm to drink while packing, moving and unpacking in the winter weather. Consider packing your coffee maker and supplies last so that you can make coffee, or use your slow cooker to keep a batch of hot cocoa or apple cider on hand. You can always use disposable coffee cups if you have already packed all of your mugs away.
Hire DZ Moving
Hiring DZ Moving to assist you with moving is always a smart plan, but it can be especially smart when you’re moving during the winter months. If you have never driven a moving truck before, driving one might turn out to be more challenging than you think. This is especially true if you’re going to be driving in snowy and icy conditions. DZ Moving, however, will be better able to drive the truck in the winter weather conditions while staying safe and keeping your packed possessions safe as well.
The idea of moving during the cold winter months can be miserable but with the help of DZ Moving and Storage you will make it efficient, safe and a lot warmer! DZ Moving is proud to serve the Greater Louisville area with professional home and business moving needs. Call the best moving company in Louisville, Kentucky for your upcoming move.
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