Winter is the off-season for the moving industry, and many companies offer more flexible pricing and scheduling to attract business during this time. For this reason, winter can be an ideal time to move if you are trying to save money or have a short time period in which to move. If you are planning a winter move, it is important to take into account the unpredictable weather of the season to make sure your move goes smoothly.
Unexpected snow or ice can force you to delay moving day, no matter how meticulously you’ve planned. Preparing for the unforeseen can help you avoid or deal with any obstacles that the weather may throw your way.
As always, you should set a schedule for your move — this is vital to a smooth and worry-free experience. When moving during the winter, you should allow an extra day or two between your scheduled pickup and departure to provide just enough leeway in the event of a snow or ice storm.
Plan to leave your phone and other utilities connected until everything from your home has been picked up. This will reduce the stress of having to find a hotel or other accommodation if a winter storm delays your move.
If you do encounter snow or ice does during your planned moving date, make sure your driveways and walkways are cleared in order to speed up the moving process when the truck is ready to pack up your home.
Conditions during the wintertime can change in the matter of a few days; sometimes for the worse. Allowing for flexibility in your moving plans during these months will improve your experience and eliminate unnecessary stress, whether you need the extra days for a winter storm or not.