Planning a Cold Weather Move

If you're planning to move in the snowy season, there are a few things you should consider before moving day:

  • Make sure the utilities are on in your new house. This is the last thing you want to have trouble with in the frigid temperatures and darkness of winter - make sure the heat, lights, and water are taken care of before you plan to sleep in your new place.
  • Clear the snow. You don't want any accidents on moving day - no icy slips or wet feet from snowy walkways. Make sure the snow is shovelled both at your old house (as you move out) and your new house (as you move in).
  • Plan your move carefully. Make sure you know how flexible your movers are in case a storm comes in and your move is delayed (or bumped up in the wake of a storm). Make sure your travel route will be safe and clear - keep to main roadways that should be plowed if the weather turns bad.
  • Mop up your mess. There's sure to be some slushy snow and wet feet tracks in and out of your old home - try to keep it to a minimum by removing footwear or covering the flooring with plastic, cardboard, or mats. The new owners are probably as excited and anxious as you are to get into their new home - be courteous and don't leave a mess.
  • Have a supply of hot drinks and light snacks. You and your movers are going to feel the chill - it'll help to have some warm refreshments to keep everyone going. 

Worried about planning the move? Get our moving checklist and make sure none of the little details are forgotten. Whether it's warm or cold weather, moving can be a headache if you haven't taken the time to plan it out.

And don't forget to give me a call if you have any questions or concerns - I'm here to help.

Mark Kozak

Mark Kozak

CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate
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