How much does shipping your Household cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted House Moving Companies
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

of customers
recommend us

How To Deal With Snow On Moving Day

What's in this article?
  1. Dealing With Snow On Moving Day
  2. Clear The Snow From Pathways
  3. Create Shelter
  4. Protect The Inside Floors
  5. Double-Wrap Everything
  6. Keep Your Eyes And Ears On The Weather
  7. Prepare Hot Drinks
  8. Have The Car Ready For Snow
Affordable Movers Near Me

Dealing With Snow On Moving Day

Moving is incredibly stressful any time of the year. It can be even worse on a snow or rainy day. However, this is the season when moving is much cheaper and you won’t struggle to find a moving company. If you have scheduled your move during winter for one reason or another, here are tips to make the move successful.

Clear the snow from pathways

Walking on top of snow can be extremely dangerous especially when people are carrying heavy boxes and furniture. Make sure to clear all your walkways with a shovel if it’s possible or use a lot of sand or salt to make the walkway safe. Apart from making a wide pathway, you should also clear the sidewalk and the steps of ice by using a deicer to prevent any slipping.

Create shelter

Instead of standing for hours with a shovel and sand, you can make some sort of shelter or cover for your pathway. That will ensure that no snow actually falls on the steps or the walkway leading to the truck. However, make sure that the material you use can withstand the weight of snow or place it at an angle so the snow can slide right off.

Protect the inside floors

People entering in and out of your house with snow and water on their feet can ruin your hardwood floors or carpet. You also don’t want to be scrubbing mud from the carpet after such a tiring day. To protect your floor from such water damage, line up some kind of plastic sheet or cardboard boxes on the pathway where there is a lot of traffic.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-241-3110 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Pro Moving And Delivery

Double-wrap everything

Most items especially glass pieces and electronics are really affected by extreme cold. Make sure you double-wrap them with an extra layer of bubble wrap or packing paper. Cover your furniture with lots of blankets.

Keep your eyes and ears on the weather

While you may think that moving when it’s snowing is hard, things can always get worse. Make sure your radio is on so you can hear when there is a blizzard coming or roads are closed. Alternatively, keep checking with your local authorities and getting updates so you don’t miss any latest changes. It’s also very important to check your travel route and ensure that it’s still passable so you can come up with an alternative route in case it’s not.

Prepare hot drinks

Moving in and out of the snow is no joke and it can take a toll on your body. Make sure you have some hot drinks going throughout the move for you and the movers. You should also dress warmly but not too much to avoid sweating.

Have the car ready for snow

Your car as well as the truck will use more power to move on snow which means you need to have it in the best condition ever. Make sure the fluids are topped up, tires and brakes checked and of course check the wipers before leaving. Carry a shovel, sand, emergency blankets and a chain with you in case you get stuck.

All these tips of dealing with snow should apply to both houses to ensure safety. It’s also good to check with the moving company about their policy and preparedness of moving in snow so you don’t have any issues later.

Get Movers
Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

Email Me

Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★ choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see what our clients are saying about us

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2023, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.