- Talk with your movers in advance. Keeping an open line of communication will help clear up any issues that may arise.
- Plan a morning move if possible. Daylight is at a premium during the winter months in Minnesota. Planning a morning move is easier, so you’ve completed the heavy lifting before it gets dark.
- Clear your walkways before the movers arrive. You and your movers will appreciate shoveling and salting the route to and from the truck.
- Pack boxes with extra padding to ensure your items are safe. Cold temperatures make fragile items more susceptible to breakage. When packing China, cups, dishes, and glass items, use extra packaging and padding.
- Keep an eye on the weather. If snow is in the forecast, do not panic. Movers can safely transport your belongings in the snow. If the weather seems to be extreme, consider rescheduling if your situation allows you to. Keep in mind, your moving company also has a schedule they need to honor for other customers.
- Be sure to cover and protect your floors. Moving in the winter means you run the risk of wet shoes going in and out of your old home and new home. Protect flooring by taping down carpet scraps, heavy cardboard or plastic sheeting in major walkways. Some moving companies will offer floor runners as well as carpet shield to help keep your new home clean.
- Call your power company! Don’t forget to set up heat and electric services at your new home. You should have your services discontinued at your old home the day after moving day, and the services at your new home activated the day of or the day before moving day. This way you know your home will be nice and cozy for the move-in process.
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Winter moves have their challenges, but working with a professional moving expert can eliminate those challenges. With the experience needed to keep our customers and their and possessions safe, connecting with a knowledgeable mover can make your moving day go as planned.
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