For most of us, winter is not the time we would choose to move, but then there are times when you are not given a choice, and the move must be made. Spring through fall have always been the most popular times of year to move and of course the busiest. They can also be the most expensive. Whether you are given no choice in when you move or are trying to keep your moving costs under control, Priority Moving in San Diego is here to help. To get you started, we offer these winter moving tips.
Choose the Right Moving Company
Here in San Diego winters are typically mild, but many other areas of the country experience frigid temperatures along with plenty of ice and snow. You need a moving company like Priority Moving in San Diego who has movers who understand how to deal with dangerous winter driving conditions and working in these conditions.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
When you live in an area where winter weather tends to be unpredictable, you need to keep a close eye on the forecasts as moving day gets closer. Be sure you stay in touch with your moving company to make sure they are still able to be there on time or to make alternative arrangements should the weather make it impossible for them to arrive on your scheduled day.
Keeping Your Floors Clean
Winter brings with it rain, snow, ice, and mud, all of which are likely to be tracked all over your house and being ground into the carpets and flooring. At Priority Moving of San Diego, we recommend you visit a carpeting store and pick up a roll of self-adhesive plastic carpet protector. If you see the amount of damage this type of traffic can do to a carpet, you will find the cost of the protector to be an excellent investment.
Turn the Heat Down
Turn the thermostat in your home down, but not off. People need to stay warmer during the move, but the door is going to be open, and you don’t need a huge final utility bill.
Make Your Sidewalks Safe
If your paths, sidewalks, or driveway are covered in snow or ice, cover them in salt and clear them before the movers arrive. The last thing you want is for someone to get hurt while they are moving your household goods.
Keep the Kids Out of the Way
Sounds a bit mean, but kids will often not be able to help their curiosity and end up getting underfoot which in turn can cause unnecessary accidents. Try taking to visit a family member or friends while the movers are working. Everyone will be safer and happier.
For more great winter moving tips contact Priority Moving in San Diego at (858) 256-4808 and talk to our team of moving experts. The holidays are here, don’t wait until the last minute, call us today!