Thinking of moving this winter?

Here are a few tips to make the process easier.

Moving during the winter months is just like moving any other time of the year – stressful. Here are a few tips to make moving in the winter much less daunting than you might have thought.

  1. Plan ahead. Give yourself extra time to make sure you arrive at your new destination safely.
  2. Check in on your new home to be. Make sure the thermostat remains on at minimum of fifty degrees. This will keep pipes from freezing and bursting.
  3. Pay attention to any plants you might be moving. Try to keep them in relatively warm conditions. Most plants don’t tolerate heat and cold extremes. Give plants time to adjust to their new surroundings before deciding they’re ready for the compost pile.
  4. If you’re not using a mover, try to move into your new home in stages. Bring a few things at a time and get them put in the rooms in which they belong.
  5. Be sure you have everything you need to stay warm in your new place. Keep blankets, and warm clothes in a place you’ll be able to locate them quickly. Also plan to bring a boot tray, plastic sheeting or piece of carpet you don’t intend to keep. This will allow you to keep your new home cleaner longer.
  6. Pack the things you’ll need to maintain your current residence and your new residence last. This will mean you’ll know right where to find shovels, snow rakes and deicing treatments.
  7. Be kind and make sure your current house is as ready as it can be for its new owners.

With a little forethought and planning, moving in the winter can be made easy. Or at least only as stressful as if you were moving in the summer!