Planning a winter move? Depending on where you’re moving this can prove a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. Hiring a flexible, experienced Dallas moving company should be at the top of your to-do list when moving during the winter. Black Tie Moving has drivers with experience driving trucks in the winter—which is a much safer option than renting a moving truck and attempting to do it yourself. In addition to hiring quality moving services, here are some other things to keep in mind as you plan a winter move. Where Are You Going?

If you’re moving from Dallas to Houston in January, you’ll have much less to worry about than if you’re moving from Dallas to Maine. Try to find a cross-country moving company that has completed winter moves in the part of the country to which you’re relocating.

Don’t Get Left in the Cold

Everyone wants to save money, but splurge by having your utilities turned on in the new place the day before you’re moving in. Otherwise, you may end up having to wait until the afternoon to get the heat and lights turned on, and that won’t be fun for anyone.

The Furry Family Members

On a warm day, you could let the dogs play in the backyard while the movers do their thing. This won’t be a good option if you’re moving to a very cold climate—especially if you’re moving Texas-born-and-bred dogs to a cold climate. Instead, do some research ahead of time and find a suitable doggy day care or boarding facility near your new home. Your dogs will be safe and warm and out from underfoot.

Tarps and Towels

If your long distance moving company is taking you to a city where it may snow, have lots of towels and tarps on hand. The tarps are to throw over your belongings as they are being moved from truck to house. The towels are to protect the floors from snowy feet. Change the towels often to prevent your floors from getting wet.

Costume Changes

Black Tie Moving loves to roll out the red carpet for our customers, and we suggest you plan for a costume change if you’re moving to a city with a much colder climate. Be sure to keep at least one warm change of clothes handy for each family member. That way you won’t have to dig through boxes to find your warm clothes once you arrive.

Winter Tools

If there is a chance of snow in your new city, you’ll want to have salt, a snow shovel, and other winter essentials on hand. Buying them before you leave will be easier than running around trying to find these items once you arrive in your new place.

The Good News

Winter is the moving industry’s slower season, so it will be easier to reserve a moving date and you might even be able to get a lower price than during the summer high season. Still, because Black Tie Moving is a top moving company, you should reserve your moving date as early as possible.

When it comes to moving companies, no one can match the exceptional service provided by Black Tie Moving—and we have lots of winter experience. Our full-service moving is ideal for a winter move, because we take care of all the moving-day details.

We have moved celebrities and professional sports teams, but we treat every customer like a VIP. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, you can count on us to deliver quality moving services at competitive prices. Call Black Tie Moving today to learn more, or fill out our simple online form to schedule your free, no-obligation moving estimate.