People move in every season, even in the winter. Sometimes a cold-weather move is unavoidable. But just because it’s not hot and sunny out doesn’t mean your move has to be pure drudgery. Take a look at some insider secrets to a successful move in the winter.
Secret #1: Plan for Delays
Weather can impact a move any time of year, but winter has some particular challenges. It can get cold and icy, causing hazardous driving conditions that can delay your moving van. It can also rain, snow, sleet, or otherwise be horrendous outside, slowing down the loading or unloading of your belongings from the moving van.
Secret #2: Plan for Less Daylight
In the winter, it can get dark as early as 4:30 p.m. With less daylight, it’s essential to plan ahead and use those light hours productively. That could mean a one-day move turns into a two-day move, or it could mean working in the dark to get a truck loaded. Being flexible is critical.
Secret #3: Winter is Actually a Great Time to Move
Moving in winter often means reduced rates since moving companies aren’t as busy as in the summer. The slower season also means you’re more likely to be able to book prime moving days and get the exact date you need.
Moving companies have experience handling relocations in every season. If you’re moving soon, contact the team at Nilson Van and Storage and take advantage of their knowledge and expertise with your winter move.