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Great tips for moving in winter!

February 20, 2015 - All News

Moving during the winter months can be a drag! The cold weather, the snow, the hassle of it all! In a http://www.moving.about.com article, there are some really great tips about moving in the winter season! Here are a few from the article:

Make sure you have heat and lights. This is a task you don’t want to forget to do. You should ensure that all utilities have been set-up and are fully functioning. I suggest having the heat and hydro turned on a couple of days before your arrival just to make sure everything is functioning and that the house is warm for the day you move in. While this is true for anytime that you move, regardless of the season, it’s even more important when the cold winds are blowing and the days are much shorter and darker.

Protect inside space. Use large pieces of cardboard or plastic sheeting to ensure high traffic areas are protected from snow, sand and water. If your floors can withstand heavy duty tape (test in a corner spot first), tape plastic sheets to the floor. Cardboard works best for carpeted areas as small tacks can be used to secure it to the floor. Experiment first before the movers arrive.

Have a back-up plan. If a winter storm is threatening your move, make sure you have a back-up plan in case you need to reschedule your move. If you’ve hired movers, talk to the company to see what their policy is in terms of winter conditions. Some movers are used to winter weather and may not be willing to postpone the move. If the movers do want to postpone, make sure you speak to your real estate agent or landlord to see if you can stay a few extra days. Typically, if you’re not able to move out, no one is able to move in, either. But arrange this ahead of time. If you can’t negotiate extra days, speak to the movers about your options. They may be able to still pick up your things, but not deliver them to your new home. If this is the case, you’ll need short-term accommodation.

The whole article is very informative and helpful! Here is a link to it:

http://moving.about.com/od/youremovingnowwhat/a/Tips-For-Moving-In-Winter.htm

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