8 Tips for Anyone Moving this Winter
Whether you’re trying to avoid packing in 90 degree weather or this just happened to be when you closed on your new home, winter moves are more common than many people realize — after all, is there really such a thing as a “good time to move”?
If you’ll be moving this winter, there are a few things you should do to make your move a little easier and a lot less stressful.
Go Mini’s is Here to Help Your Winter Move Go Smoothly
1. Invest in a moving container.
Winter weather can be unpredictable, so you don’t want to schedule your packing and move for just one or two days. With a moving container, you can pack up your home over the course of a few weeks and move when you’re ready.
If it does start to snow or rain the day of your move, you can rest assured that all of your belongings are sitting safely in the container.
2. Protect your floors.
If you’ll be walking back and forth from your container, make sure to cover the floors in your home with plastic tarps from your local hardware store.
3. Salt and shovel your driveway and sidewalk.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, make sure to shovel and salt your driveway. The good thing about a storage container is that it’ll take up some space in your driveway, cutting down on the amount of time you need to spend shoveling.
4. Check on the utilities at your new home.
No homeowner wants to walk into their brand new home, flick the light switch and see nothing happen. Especially if you’re moving in the winter, make sure heat and electricity are turned on before you plan on spending your first night.
5. Pack up necessities last.
Remember, whatever you pack up first will be in the very back of your moving container — you don’t want to show up at your new home and realize your towels, toiletries, and sheets are in the very back of our 20-foot containers. We suggest packing a few “night one” boxes and throwing them in the container just before it’s ready to be taken away by our team.
6. Use what you already have as protective packaging.
Speaking of towels, sheets, and blankets, these can be used to protect your valuables. Pack up vases, electronics, and glassware between these items to save on packing materials and better protect our environment.
7. Label everything!
Especially a few days into packing, it can be tempting to throw your stuff into the nearest box, but this will make for one tough unpacking. Instead, label the room each box belongs to — you’ll thank yourself later!
8. Keep a spare pair of gloves laying around.
No one wants to go digging through a dozen boxes because they lost one glove!
Go Minis ® Franchising, LLC. is committed to minimizing your worries and maximizing your storage space. We can work with your needs and your schedule to ensure you have the best storage experience.
Give us a call at (866) 446-6187 to reserve your unit today, or get an instant quote online.