Top 7 Tips for Your Winter Move

Are you relocating this winter? If so, you may be wondering how the moving process will go during the cold months. Don't worry, your trusted real estate agents in Eldon, MO are here for you! We know that moving can be stressful, especially when it's frigid outside. This week's blog has some great tips to help make your upcoming move a little easier.

1) Watch the Weather

Keep an eye on the weather as you plan ahead for moving day. Have a plan in place should bad weather hit your area. Decide ahead of time if you will postpone moving day and make sure arrangements can be made if that is what you choose. If you want to go ahead and move even if there is pending winter weather, ensure you are prepared.

2) Recruit Helpers

Like with every move, you may need to ask friends and family to help or hire a moving company. Your friends and family may be a little less likely to lend a helping hand if it is cold outside. Ensure you have enough help lined up to assist with your move. Whether it's loading, unloading, or transporting your belongings, you want to be able to minimize the time you and your things are outside in the cold.

3) Don't Pack your Winter Gear

It may be tempting to pack up the seasonal gear that you don't use as often. Try to avoid packing the winter items that you may need. Ice scrapers, shovels, gloves, and coats are just a few examples of items that you should be able to easily access when moving during the winter months.

4) Dress Appropriately

Layers are the way to go when it comes to moving when it is cold outside. Going in and out when loading and unloading can become unbearable if you don't have layers that can be easily added or removed. Once inside, try to shed some of the extra layers to help regulate your body temperature.

5) Clear All Walkways

Remove any snow and/or ice from the walkway of your old house and into your new home. This can help to keep you and your movers safe as you enter and exit your homes. Remember that elevated surfaces, like decks, will freeze over before a sidewalk. If you aren't sure if a surface is slick, a little ice melt won't hurt. It's best to be safe for a successful moving day!

6) Keep It Warm

Ensure the heat is on inside your home on moving day. This can help your movers warm up quickly after being outside and will also help your items regulate to room temperature. Consider providing hot coffee or another warm beverage, as well as warm food for you and your help to enjoy.

7) Clean Up Winter Debris

If your boxes do get snow on them, remove it promptly. Once the snow-covered boxes are inside, the snow will melt and cause a soggy mess. Wipe boxes and furniture clean as you bring it into your new space. Also, have a towel or old rug handy by the door for your movers to remove any debris their shoes may have picked up during the transition.

You're ready to take on your upcoming move with confidence now that you've learned these moving tips. Whether you are relocating across the country or planning to move across town, these tips can come in handy during your winter move. If you WANT to move this winter but haven't found the perfect house yet, contact Devine & Associates today. We can help you find your dream home near the Lake of the Ozarks!

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