TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – Oshawa knows that moving when ice and snow is around isn’t a popular choice for many people in Ontario. It’s cold and slippery; but with some extra safety precautions, winter moving also some advantages.
Moving last minute isn’t as much of an issue if it’s during the winter months. When you move in the “off season” – sometime between November and March – you can save time and money. In comparison, summer is the busiest season for moving companies. During the summer months you must be well prepared, booking 6 to 8 weeks in advance to ensure your preferred moving company is available. Not only are movers in higher demand but generally their rates are also higher.
Some moving companies may offer lower rates during the winter months as they’re competing for business during the slow season. Likewise, less rush and stress for companies in the winter means you get their best employees resulting in a higher quality of service.
With everything booked, it’s time to start packing. Follow these tips for a relaxed and toasty move – no matter what’s going on outside those frosted windows.
- Have a back up plan. Keep up to date with local weather forecasts and change your plans accordingly. If a big snowfall or freezing rain is expected the morning of your move day, don’t risk it.
- Keep cozy. Carry extra warm clothes for you and your family – including hats, gloves and snow pants. Pack these ahead of time and clearly label them so you can locate them immediately.
- Remember your items will be in a non-heated environment for a while. Ensure your electronics and fragiles are properly packed and protected from the cold.
- Allow extra time on the move day – cold weather slows things down. Additionally, rushing in the winter can lead to accidents and injuries.
- Make sure that your driveway and walkway to your house, or the entrance to the moving room of your condo building is cleared of ice and snow. Slipping can lead to dropped boxes and broken possessions, and also personal injury.
- Professional movers will use floor runners to protect your floors in high traffic area but for extra protection inside, cover your floors to protect them from tracked-in snow, mud, and salt.
- Be certain that your heating company for your new home is aware of your move in day.
Winter moving doesn’t have to be cold and miserable. With these reminders, you’ll be packed up, moved and relaxing in the warmth of your new home before you know it.
Your local Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Clarington, Cobourg and Peterborough movers. Whether it’s business moves or home moves, we offer a full line of professional moving and packing services custom suited to your needs. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK- Oshawa: We’re more than just two men and a truck – when we need to be.