The Winter months are coming! If your moving day lands on one of these cold days, it’s best you fully prepare for it beforehand. Daymakers Moving & Storage would love to give you some key tips on how to prepare for a winter move so everything goes smoothly for you!

Check Utilities

Technician servicing heating boiler

Make sure your utilities are turned on and full functioning at your new home. You don’t want to get to your new house and the heating system doesn’t work! If your new home has a fireplace, it’s smart to call ahead and get it serviced ahead of time so you can light your first fire without worry. 

Make a Clear Pathway

Winter blizzard: Cleaning the stairway

It’s important to clear a safe pathway for movers and your family at the house you’re moving out of as well as the new one. If there’s snow and ice in the way, it will make the moving process a lot harder and dangerous for those carrying heavy furniture into the truck. Shovel, snow blow, and pour some salt! The safer, the easier it is. 

Keep Those Gloves Out!

Warm knitted and crocheted clothing.

Don’t pack up all of your warm clothes and accessories! You’ll want to bundle up for moving day, since the doors will be open and you’ll be in and out – most likely. Keep out a hat, gloves, a coat, and even some boots just in case there is snow on the ground. You don’t want to spend your first week at your new home, sick!

Cover the Floors

Parquet. Water drops on wooden surface.

Due to snow, ice, and salt, it may be a good idea to cover the floors in your current house and the new one to protect them. Tape down some plastic or cover them with blankets or towels you don’t care too much about. This will keep the salt from hurting the floors and the snow boots from scratching them up.

Board Your Pets

Border collie dog lying on the couch

If you have pets, the smartest thing to do would be to find someone to watch them for your moving day or board them. If it’s freezing, they’re going to be miserable and can get sick. Regardless of what month your move falls on, boarding your pets is the best decision. It limits the risk of them running away or getting hurt.

Lower the Heat

Young woman hand holding disposable paper cup on light blue background. Pastel color. Takeaway coffee or other drink. Closeup. Empty place for text. Front view.

Lower the heat in the house you’re moving out of. The doors will be open and if your heat is on, you’ll be wasting resources and money. If you want to keep warm, leave an empty room closed off with a heater on or offer hot beverages to the movers and your family! 

The snowy months are coming and so are many peoples’ moving days! Daymakers are very used to moving in cold, snowy weather so you can count on us to get the job done as if we were moving you in the Summer! Grab a FREE QUOTE from our website, and let’s get things moving!