5 Winter Moving Tips

Written by: Lorena Magallanes
Posted on: December 6, 2013


There are pros and cons to moving house in the wintertime, and depending on who you ask, it might be a great option for you. It’s less expensive for one, and easier to secure moving companies or rental trucks. Prepare yourself for making a move in the winter with these 5 tips:

  1. Ensure all utilities like heat and electricity have been set up and are working properly. It’s a good idea to have them turned on at least a couple of days before you plan to move in.
  2. Prepare the house for moving out by shoveling the walkway or put down salt if the ground is icy.
  3. Keep hot drinks like tea, coffee, and cider on hand and warm clothing close by for people coming and going, braving the storm for you. You should also dress appropriately to stay cozy.
  4. Add safety precautions by placing cardboard boxes and shoe mats at entrances, which will protect the floors from salt and snow.
  5. Have a back-up plan in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. For instance, if you hired a moving company, look into their cancellation policy for winter weather.

Ultimately it’s your decision whether or not to move in the winter, and though it can be a tad more stressful, spring is always just around the corner.

Picture from: University of Toronto

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