Winter is here and many of us prefer to stay huddled up under the covers when it’s cold outside. This means that a move during the middle of winter can seem like a nightmare. 

Luckily, moving during the winter can have its benefits.  The truth is that many people choose to move when it’s warmer outside; plus, some families prefer to move during the summer when their kids are out of school. This means that by moving in the winter you may be able to enjoy more flexible scheduling, more personalized attention and even lower rates for professional moving services.

Here are some tips for an easy move in winter:

Hire Professional Calgary Movers

Hiring a professional to assist you with moving is always a smart plan, but it can be especially smart when you’re moving during the winter months. If you have never driven a moving truck before, driving one might turn out to be more challenging than you think. This is especially true if you’re going to be driving in snowy and icy conditions. A professional mover, however, will be better able to drive the truck in the winter weather conditions while staying safe and keeping your packed possessions safe as well. 

Keep Walkways Free of Snow & Ice

The last thing that you want to worry about is slipping and falling while carrying furniture.  Walking on slippery walkways is dangerous, and it becomes even more dangerous when you’re carrying heavy boxes. Along with keeping the walkways free and clear at your old home while you’re packing, consider hiring someone to shovel at your new home so that you won’t arrive in dangerous conditions. 

Dress in Layers

While you’re packing and moving items from your home to the moving truck, consider wearing layers of clothing. You’ll want to stay warm, but you probably won’t want to wear a big and bulky coat. Plus, you can take off a layer or two if you get hot packing and moving boxes and furniture around. If you hire movers the door will be open until the moving truck is unloaded so you can stay warm without wasting energy. 

Keep Something Warm to Drink

You, your family members and your moving crew will probably be craving something nice and warm to drink . Consider packing your coffee maker last so that you can make coffee or tea when you arrive at your new home.  .

Pad and Wrap Furniture

The winter weather can lead to damage to your possessions if you aren’t careful. Snow can cover your boxes and melt, causing them to be soaking wet and weaken during transport. Most professional movers are equipped with moving blankets and shrink wrap which they use to protect your items from damage during transport.