If you were planning to move currently then chances are you’ve now had to postpone during this crisis. You could be looking at moving in winter. There are benefits to moving at this time. Rent’s lower, on average, in northern cities (in the US) in the winter. It’s also a great feeling to start in a new home with the new year. However, since the weather is different in the winter, dozens of problems can arise. There’s enough stress with moving that you shouldn’t have to worry about things like weather, which you can’t control.
These are some of the most critical problems, along with some solutions that may help you solve them.
Everything Will Move Slower
When you’re moving, you want it to be over as quickly as possible. You did all of your research about Buffalo houses for sale, and you want to get into your new beautiful home. Winter can make it frustrating.
Terrible roads, iced over from snowstorms- or even just getting movers or friends to get to you or your new home can feel like it’s taking years. Despite your best intentions, just doing simple things will slow down to nearly a halt.
Patience is vital, give everyone some wiggle room and remember that in the end, your home will be there for you to relax and let go of the stress.
Be Careful of Damage From Ice
Icy weather can be a hazard not only to your new home but also to your belongings that you’re carrying into it. If the weather looks wet, plastic wrap anything that could be easily damaged. If you’re worried about the legs of chairs, or tables, you can rubber-band plastic bags over the legs of those as well.
For ice getting tracked into your house- the best action to take is to shovel all ice and snow off of your walking path. If that doesn’t work, ask movers to kick off as much as possible, and wipe their shoes on a rug before they enter. Keep stain removers on hand, just in case, if you have carpet.
If your floors are hardwood, make sure you have towels available.
Who To Have to Help You
Although the cheaper option is to have friends help move you, people who are just doing this for pizza (or absolutely for free) are less likely to arrive on time. It would help if you had a guarantee that your helpers will show up when they’re needed.
In winter, it’s a better idea to get professional movers. Not only do most have a guarantee for the timeliness, but they also are more likely to be careful not tracking in snow or ice. Professionals get trained to take care of your belongings, and although they can be pricey, you can rest easier knowing your belongings will get looked after.
The winter is the most cost-effective time to move. Don’t let bad weather or icy roads stop you from moving into a new home and new life. Take some small steps to make sure both you and your things stay in good shape, and you’ll find yourself not even caring about the weather.