Most outdoor activities are best done when the weather outside is pleasant and this means that spring or summer is most ideal. Since most people plan their moves around this times, the high demand for moving services means that the costs must go up. This happens for most services because the colder winter months do not get as much business.
If you have no choice but to move during winter, it is important to be conscious of the fact that the weather can be harsh, if not unbearable. The difficulty is not only for driving through the snow but loading and offloading will also require extra hands or equipment. Such setbacks do not always put off everyone and some people will still organise a move over the season. If there is no way for you to avoid a winter move, here is a list of considerations to simplify the process;
- Moving during winter means that you are making use of an underutilised service. While most companies will hire extra help from students on long holidays and seasonal workers during the busy summer and spring moving season, the core mover service team is sufficient to take care of moving needs in winter. This means that even though the weather may not be conducive for being outdoors, your belongings will be handled by skilled movers.
- You do not have to move when the snow is dropping; by making use of weather forecasts, you can still maintain your moving schedule and avoid snow damage to your belongings. The start and beginning of winter when snowfall is not intense are preferable especially when the distance needed for travel is large.
Wood and most other materials even metals are affected by the intense cold. Valuables made especially from wood must be protected by packing them early to avoid contact with moisture. Moisture that arises from the simple condensation of cold air can destroy the metal parts of electric gadgets rendering them useless. If you have plants you would like to take along with you, the best is to leave them with a neighbour of relative who lives nearby. Transporting them in the moving van over a considerable distance could lead to freezing then subsequent death.
Winter may not be the best time of the year to organise a move but if there is no other time to do it, proper planning and advance packing will make it worthwhile. Winter moving is also a great way to keep your moving costs down.