When my boss told me that I would be moving a lot for work, I didn't really understand what he meant. I thought he would want me to move once every few years, but he really meant that he wanted me to relocate about once every six months or so for the entire rest of the time I worked for the company. Af first I was pretty upset about it, but after a few relocations, I realized that it was actually a great opportunity to see new places and meet new people. I made this blog to create a better moving experience for everyone out there.
Moving during the winter season is difficult and risky not only for you but also for your belongings. You need to go out of your way to ensure that your items will be safe. Here are some helpful precautions to take when moving during the snowy season:
Keep the Access Path Clear
The first tip is to keep the access path as clear as possible so that the moving truck can back up right up to the door. That will shorten the distance your helpers have to walk to load items in your truck. Clearing the access path also reduces the risk of slipping and falling, which is higher than normal during the winter. Therefore, make sure the snow has been shoveled off your driveway and there are is no litter (such as forgotten toys) on it too.
Reduce the Risk of Slipping and Falling
Keeping the driveway clear is a good way of reducing the risk of slipping and falling, but it isn't enough. Even a thin film of water or ice on the walkway is a risk for you and your helpers. You don't want to slip on a patch of ice while carrying your box of pottery outside. Therefore, cover the walkway with suitable materials such as cardboard or towels that absorb moisture and reduce the risk of slipping.
Double-Cover Your Fragile Items
Some fragile items become extra brittle when exposed to freezing temperatures. Even normally ductile materials may become brittle under such conditions. Brittle materials crack and shatter easily, so you need to protect your items accordingly. For example, you need to give your fragile items an extra layer of cover to prevent them from getting too brittle and shattering.
Allow Extra Time
Lastly, you should know that working in inclement weather is difficult and takes longer than working in good weather. For example, you and your helpers may have to stop occasional to warm up their bodies or you may have to move slower than usual so as not to slip and fall. Therefore, don't be too strict with your deadline; budget for some extra time so that you can still leave in time even if things run slower than usual.
Hopefully, the above precautions will help you move without damaging any of your items. However, you can never be sure of what will happen on your moving day so it's best to have a backup plan. For example, you should know the moving services' policy when it comes to emergency cancellation in case your moving day is hampered by extreme snowstorms.Share
4 September 2017