Winter is quickly approaching and as you know, Chicago winters are nothing to shake a stick at. Moving in the winter is sometimes unavoidable, especially when it feels like winter time for the majority of the year. Chicago moving companies like us know the challenges of a winter move! There are a few things you should remember when moving around this time of year so everything goes smoothly.
- Prepare for snow: Old man winter can come knocking at any time and icy, slippery conditions can slow down the moving process. Make sure your shovel is the last thing you pack up on moving day! Have salt and a shovel ready and make sure you create wider paths than usual. Remember, there are more people going in and out of your home when you’re moving, so wider paths can make transporting your valuables much safer.
- Prepare your new home: Is the heat on in your new place? This seems pretty self-explanatory but this is one of those measures that are often over looked. Moving into a cold apartment or house in the middle of winter is no fun and slows down the unpacking process.
- Prepare your floors: Lay down something around the entrances to your new home before the move even begins. The last thing you want is to do is intense carpet cleaning after settling into your new abode. Make sure you lay down something non-slip – using tarp is a disaster waiting to happen.