Whether you’re getting the help of home, apartment or office movers or not, the whole moving process can be incredibly stressful. Add the unpredictable weather and freezing temperatures of the winter season to the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. That’s why many people are scrambling for ways to get the process done as smoothly as possible.
Winter moving can be challenging, but it’s certainly not impossible. Here are a few tips on how to turn this trying task into a relaxing experience or, at the very least, reduce the stress that comes with it.
Communicate With Your Movers
Winter time is actually the off-season for many house and apartment movers so it’s actually a good idea to schedule your move during this time. However, don’t forget to confirm all relevant details with your moving company before the big day. Check with the movers one week before and then again one or two days before the actual move date just to make sure everything is in order.
Monitor the Weather
The biggest challenge when moving in winter is the weather. Snow days can slow down the whole process. In worst-case scenarios, it might even prevent your move from happening entirely. Keep a close watch on weather reports, and call your movers in advance to reschedule in case some bad weather is in the forecast.
Mind Your Heating
On the day of your move, you can expect the movers to come in and out of your home as they load up the trucks with your belongings. This means that whatever heat that comes out of your heater will simply be negated by the constant opening and closing of the front door. Our experts recommend turning the whole system off entirely to save on your energy bills. Alternatively, you can also choose to heat one room in your home like your bathroom so you can have a warm sanctuary in case you and your movers want to take a break.
Moving houses in the middle of winter doesn’t have to be a bad experience. Our professionals at Around Town Movers can help you get it done quickly and stress-free. Give us a call at (703) 682-5922, or fill out our contact form to schedule your move and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Reston and Arlington, VA, as well as areas around Washington, DC.