If all of us who were faced with moving had our choice, the only time of the year we would move is from spring through fall. No one ever wants to move during the winter, but even the best movers in Chicago will tell you that winters in Chicagoland are no joke and certainly not the best time of year to move. The warm months of the years are not only the most popular time to move but also the most expensive. Winters typically mean lower rates so whether you are trying to save money or have no option but to move, Advantage Moving and Storage offers these winter moving tips:
Choosing the Best Movers in Chicago
When it comes to finding the best movers in Chicago,
obviously you want a company with a solid reputation. At the same time, you
need a company who has plenty of experience dealing with moving in winter
conditions. These include things like icy sidewalks, snow- and ice-covered
roads, and extremes in temperature all present unique challenges that only an
experienced moving company knows how to deal with.
Be Sure to Confirm Your Date
When you consider that winter weather is unpredictable, when
your moving date is approximately one week away, be sure you call the moving
company you have chosen to confirm your appointment and to arrange alternate
plans if the weather is too bad.
Protect Your Floor
Bad weather means lots
of wet/muddy shoes and boots coming in and out of your home. Be sure you buy a
roll of self-adhesive plastic floor covering to cover the carpets and other
types of flooring and keep them protected. We consider this to be one of the
best winter moving tips.
Turn the Thermostat Down
While there is nothing wrong with trying to keep everyone
warm, your doors are going to be open, so turn that thermostat down to avoid a
massive power bill.
Clear Sidewalks, Paths, Driveways
Be sure you clear the snow and ice from all sidewalks,
paths, and driveways using a snow shovel and deicer to make them safe.
Put the Kids Away
All joking aside, when the movers are working having small
children running around presents a serious safety risk for everyone. Try to
leave them with a family member or friend where they will be warm and safe
while everything is going on. Consider doing the same with any pets you have.
For more winter
moving tips from one of the best movers in Chicago, contact Advantage
Moving and Storage at (847) 584-3908 and talk to our moving experts today!