Moving in the winter can be difficult. It gets dark earlier, it can be snowing or raining, sometimes there is ice , and it is cold. There are 5 things you can do to help with wintertime moving.
1) Driveways, sidewalks and steps need to be shoveled
Before your movers arrive, have your driveways, sidewalks and steps shoveled. You don’t want to pay your movers to shovel.
2) Consider rescheduling if it is snowing
Some moving companies will be happy to reschedule your move if it is snowing without a fee to the next day. Sometimes one day makes all the difference in being able to load and unload a shipment in better weather.
3) Put down rugs to protect floors
Movers do not take off their shoes while they load and unload a truck. If it is raining or snowing, you should provide a rug for them to wipe their feet on as they come into your home. Carpet mask can also be purchased from your Utah movers to protect carpet.
4) Turn down the thermostat in your home while moving
Doors are usually left open while your shipment is being loaded and unloaded. Turn down your thermostat to avoid the heater turning on during this time. It will save on your gas bill.
5) Schedule your move to start in the morning
It is best to start in the morning so you are moving in daylight. Moving in the dark is difficult and time consuming especially when it gets below freezing.
It is often necessary to move during the winter months. Your Utah movers will assist you in making your winter move successful no matter what the weather is doing outside.