If a winter move seems like a challenge, we hear you! Moving is already a stressful process, and the uncertainties of the winter months can make it seem that much harder. However, there are some distinct benefits to moving during the winter, and as packers and movers in Calgary, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make your Calgary winter move a great experience!
Benefits of Moving During the Winter
Lower Costs: Since demand for movers is lower in the winter months, prices will be cheaper than during the peak summer season. Lots of packers and movers offer attractive discounts to stay busy!
More Flexibility: Since it is the low season, movers will be more flexible to accommodate your preferred dates.
A Quicker Process: With a lack of competition, your movers will be more focused on your move, and it will likely be quicker than your summer counterparts.
Tips for Moving During the Winter
Hire Professional Packers and Movers in Calgary Waterloo
The easiest way to keep your winter move smooth and stress-free is to hire professional movers. Hiring Calgary packers and movers means that the bulk of the move is off your plate, and you don’t have to worry about nitty-gritty details like packing and unpacking. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about the stressful drive with all of your belongings; you can rest assured that professional movers are trained to drive in icy conditions, ensuring all your belongings make it to your new home safe and sound.
Unpredictable weather conditions means that there’s a chance your move won’t happen on the planned date. White out blizzards or dangerously low temperatures can make driving unsafe or put our movers at risk. Since the safety of our crews and your family is our top priority, your move might get delayed to be safe. Professional movers will do everything possible to keep your move on schedule, but trust that safety is always top of mind.
Prepare Your Car for Winter Travel
If you’re moving a long distance and taking your car, you’ll need to prepare it for the journey ahead. Make sure you have all the winter driving essentials like extra gloves and jackets, warm blankets, food and water, and an emergency kit. You never know when an accident could leave you stranded, or traffic can back up for hours, and it pays to be prepared. If you’d prefer to fly to your destination, inquire with your moving company about shipping your car, and avoid the winter driving hassle.
Keep Sidewalks, Driveways and Pathways Clear
It may seem basic, but clearing the driveway and sidewalks before your move is a critical step to ensuring everyone stays safe during the move. While carrying boxes and furniture, your movers won’t be able to see the ice and snow below their feet. A serious spill could land you or your movers in the hospital, something that we all want to avoid! Clearing the driveway will give the movers space to park their trucks and shorten the distance your items have to travel outside. In a Calgary winter, we can all agree that minimizing time spent outside is the best way to go!
Confirm Utilities Setups are Scheduled
Before you move into your new home, make sure that all the utilities are working and running properly. Especially in below-zero temperatures, the last thing you want to discover before bed is that a pipe burst or the gas went out. Ensuring the heat and water work are critical first steps, and issues that you want to catch early. Consider hiring a professional to do a walk-through before your family (and movers) arrive (your moving consultant may be able to help you find one).
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