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The Challenge Of Moving During Winter

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The Challenge Of Moving During Winter
The Challenge Of Moving During Winter

What is The Challenge Of Moving During Winter?

The 'high season' for moving is during the spring and summer. Despite this, sometimes a winter move cannot be avoided. There are a number of reasons for conducting a winter move, however, this will make things more challenging. Here are the top considerations for dealing with a winter move.

Protect Your Floors

Winter is tough on your floor even during good times. One of the key rules for conducting a move is to always prepare for the worst. This means to assume that there will bad weather. Focus on protecting your high traffic areas (carpet, wood) by putting down heavy cardboard and plastic sheeting. It can even be simply fastened or attached with heavy duty tape. This will not only keep these areas clean but also protect people from slipping, sliding or otherwise getting hurt.

Keep Yourself Warm

During a move, you will be going inside and outside constantly. In a cold area of the country, this means making sure you stay warm. The best way to do this is by dressing in layers. If you end up being too warm, it is always easy to take extra layers off. Here are some other tips:

  • Keep the warm clothes separate: Put these things aside so that they are readily accessible. You may want to also carry an extra pair of gloves, boots, hats, etc... just in case.
  • Stay comfortable: Never compromise your mobility. Remember that you might be moving boxes, furniture, etc... The constant movement and bending should not be prevented by your clothes.
  • Keep additional items close: Personal items like chapstick and moisturizers are nice to have close by. Also consider coffee and/or hot chocolate, which can be offered to the movers and your other helpers.
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Have Proper Supplies Ready/On-Hand

You know your local area...and what is possible during the winter. Always prepare for the worst, so as not to be surprised. Have whatever supplies you think might be needed on hand and accessible. Consider creating a bit of a winter emergency kit, which may include:

  • Extra blankets
  • Extra clothing
  • Sleeping bags
  • Water
  • Roadside flares
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Phone chargers
  • Candles and matches
  • Energy bars / extra food
  • Jumper cables
  • Tow rope
Winterize Your Car

If you will be driving your car to your new location, then definitely plan on having it serviced and winterized beforehand. You should be doing this anyway, but during a move, this is even more critical. When having a vehicle serviced, make sure this includes:

  • Checking the brakes: You need enough stopping distance on potentially slippery roads.
  • Proper fluid levels: This includes the coolant system, with a 50-50 mix of water and antifreeze.
  • Winter tires: Especially if you will be driving through potentially bad road conditions with a lot of ice and snow. If you will be going through mountains, tires chains might be helpful.
Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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