The Farmer’s Almanac has come out with their forecast for the 2023-2024 winter season. They are predicting higher-than-average snow as well as lower-than-average temperatures.
If you are planning a move this winter, you’ll want to be prepared for what could be an active winter season.
Here’s a few tips from our moving experts in Boston about how to get ready for a winter move given the recent Farmer’s Almanac predictions.
Planning ahead for your winter move
Planning for any move regardless of the season is mission critical. But if you’re moving to a new home in New England in the winter, keeping an eye on the weather is vital. Your moving company will do the same. If you’re moving long distance, this is very important because you may need to adjust how you travel to your new home.
Protecting your household goods for a winter move
If you and your family are packing all your items for a winter move, you’ll want to pay extra attention to how you pack up your home. A little extra care and effort in protecting the items you pack can go a long way if for any reason your goods encounter any type of moisture in the form of snow or rain.
If you want extra protection, it is well worth the investment to ask your moving company about professional packing services.
Safety is a priority when moving in the winter
Both the move out of your home and into your new home require planning and preparation in the winter. On moving day, make sure when moving out that all walkways, outside stairs and driveways are free from snow and ice. The same goes for where you are moving to if the weather is a concern. Keeping both the moving crews and your family safe is mission-critical. You can also plan ahead by purchasing rock salt or ice melt before moving day. And make sure outdoor items you want moved are brought inside so they are not frozen to the ground or buried in snow.
Hire a moving company that understands winter moving
If you’re moving this winter, don’t go it alone. It will be well worth hiring professional movers who understand how to navigate moving during the winter months. These crews not only have trained for this but do it every day for other families.
We can’t emphasize this enough. If you are moving in the winter, use a reputable moving company.