Moving in general is a tough and timely task, but moving during the winter further hinders the process.
Additionally, the difficulty that ice and snow bring to a move in colorado makes the stress of the situation even worse than usual.
At Colorado Springs Movers in Colorado Springs, we have shared some tips to help you have a more successful and stress-free move if you decide to relocate during the cold season.
Preparing for the Move
When hiring Colorado Springs Mover, they are expected to come fully prepared. It is also important for you to be prepaired in return by making sure you and your home are ready, as well, in order to facilitate the move. Your first consideration should be for your safety and the safety of your movers. Make sure your sidewalk and driveway have been generously salted to help avoid any accidents. If your move is within a reasonable distance, you may also want to put down salt at the new home where your possessions will be unloaded.
When you are doing your packing, make sure you don't pack all of your warm clothing. Take into consideration that the doors at both homes will most likely be open all day, letting the cold winter air circulate within the house. It is helpful to ensure that everyone involved has a pair of gloves, a scarf, and a nice, warm jacket.
If your new home has a fireplace, it is important to make sure that it has been properly cleaned before using it. Try and have the chimney cleaned beforehand, and then have a service person check it to ensure that all parts are in good working order.
Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark
When you're scheduling your move, take time to realize that the sun sets early in the winter months. You don't want to be moving in the darkness. You also want to arrive early enough in the day. This allows you to have time to heat the whole house properly once the movers have left. Another concern is the condition of the roads, as night falls, roads and walkways may become icier, and therefore, they become more dangerous.
Keep Your Move Private
A helpful first item to unpack in your new home would be the curtains. Often overlooked, they help to keep the heat in your house, as well as provide you a level of privacy. No matter where your new home is located, having a moving van and professional packers tend to bring unwanted attention. Make sure to put coverage on your windows so that the inside of your home and possessions are not visible from the street.
At Colorado Springs Movers in Colorado Springs, we very much appreciate our customers who take care of our movers during cold days. Having a hot cup of coffee or soup helps them to stay warm, energized, and fully nourished. These tips should help everyone involved to have a great moving day during the winter months.