Although there are some perks to winter moving—like lower rates and readily available moving dates—there’s a reason why most people prefer summer moving. From freezing temperatures to fewer daylight hours, snowy walkways and muddy floors, there are more than a few difficulties to traverse.

If you’re stuck moving during the winter, then take some comfort in knowing that there are experts out there with the know-how to get the job done painlessly!

At Black Tie Moving, we offer the resources you need for a streamlined and affordable move any time of the year, and we are more than happy to share some useful winter moving tips that will keep you out of the cold.

Winter Moving: It’s Not as Bad as It Seems

Okay, sure. Winter moving is less than ideal, but with the right can-do attitude—and the right resources for the job—you might even enjoy the experience! Most moving challenges are the same across the board, no matter when you move. You still have to pack, load, deliver, and unload your valuables while staying on a tight schedule and budget.

Challenges unique to the winter season mostly surround unpredictable or uncomfortable weather conditions, and you can prepare for most of these problems rather simply. Here’s how:

Protect Floors from Wintery Weather You can image the mess snow and mud can cause on moving day! To keep your floors and other belongings clean and dry, keep all entryways protected using a non-slip cover.

  • At Black Tie Moving, this is a non-issue because we take pride in providing a clean moving experience anytime of the year!

Keep a Snow Shovel Handy Few things can hinder moving day like snow covered walkways and driveways! Keep things moving—and ensure the safety of your moving crew—by maintaining a snow-free path from your home to the moving van. Don’t forget to maintain your new property also so your movers can complete your relocation simply and on time!

  • At Black Tie Moving, our dedication to a safety is just one of the reasons for our A+ BBB-accreditation!

Prepare for Delays Winter moves can take more time, and there are a few reasons why. For starters, there are fewer daylight hours to complete your move. Therefore, a move that would be complete in one day during the summer might take two days during the winter. Of course, there’s always the chance of unforeseen snow or ice, so it’s a good idea to leave some wiggle room within your moving schedule.

  • At Black Tie Moving, we work hard to provide the most seamless and timely move possible!

Stay Warm! On moving day, make sure you are dressed for comfort and safety. Wear skid-proof shoes and dress in layers so you can keep a comfortable body temperature as you work throughout the day. You might have some warm beverages on hand, and if you’re hiring moving & storage professionals, they might appreciate a few cozy and energy-boosting refreshments also!

  • At Black Tie Moving, providing the most courteous service possible has led to our reputation as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies!

Do You Need Help Moving This Winter?

If you can’t bear the idea of packing your entire household, loading boxes on a cold winter’s day, and navigating a moving van through wintry terrain, then give Black Tie Moving a call! Our experienced residential and commercial movers provide local and long distance moving solutions you can count on any time of the year. Give us a call today to learn more about our award-winning moving & storage service!