How to Successfully Move during Winter


If you find yourself having to move during the winter months there are some precautions you should be taking during the moving process. Bad weather, icy conditions, and lack of daylight are just come of the aspects you need to prepare for. We at Safegard Mini Storage in Portland, OR can help you throughout the moving process with one of our storage units. We have also gathered some precautions you need to take during the moving process.


Start Early in the Day

With the time change your hours of daylight are limited. You will find yourself moving in the dark if you start too late in the day. Waking up early and getting as much done as you can in the early hours of the day will be the most beneficial. Temperatures won’t be as low and you won’t have to worry about navigating large boxes or furniture in the dark.


Clear away Snow and Ice

For everyone’s safety you will want to make sure your walkways are clear of snow and ice on moving day. Nothing is worse that slipping on ice while carrying heavy furniture. You could end up in the hospital rather than enjoying your new home. Enlist in the help of some Salt to melt away the ice and plenty of snow shovels. Create a clear path to and from you house and the moving truck.


Watch the Weather

While it is hard enough moving in the cold winter months, you need to try and plan your moving day around the weather. You don’t want to try moving when a blizzard is taking over your town. You may need to be flexible about changing your plans if there is particularly bad weather coming your way; in particularly bad weather, it could be dangerous to continue your move as planned.


Cover Carpets and Flooring

You will want to make sure to protect the flooring in not only your new house, but your old house as well. Use old cardboard boxes, packing blankets, or plastic to keep the mud and moisture off of the floor. There is nothing worse than ruining your carpets and flooring before even completing the moving process.