When moving in the winter, there are a few special things that you need to keep in mind beyond just packing up your boxes and getting into your new home. There are specific weather considerations you need to be aware of that will impact your move.
Protect Your Floors
When moving in the winter, it is typically really wet outside. You don't want all that moisture tracked into the home that you are moving out of or the home you are moving into. Your movers are more than likely wearing boats so they have good traction due to the wet conditions, so it is not realistic to ask them to take their shoes off every time they come in and out of your homes.
The best thing you can do to make sure that you don't have to clean the floors in your old home or move into a home with dirty floors is to protect your floors during the move. Purchase some plastic tarps and use them to create pathways in your home to where all your furniture and boxes are located. Pick up a few inexpensive door mats at your local dollar store, and put them inside and outside of all of your entrances.
That way, when the moving is done, you will just have to pick up the tarps instead of a big mess.
Turn the Heat Down or Off
Although its cold outside, and it may be tempting to turn the heat on, all you are really going to be doing is driving up your energy bill. With all the opening and closing of doors as items are moved out of your home, most of that hot air is going to be lost and your heater is just going to run continuously during that time period. It is best to turn the heat down low or off so you are not losing all that energy throughout the day.
The one exception to this rule is if it is below freezing outside. If it is that cold outside, it may be wise to keep your home at a base temperature, such as 55 or 60 degrees, so it is not too hard to heat back up when the movers are done.
When moving in the winter, make sure that you protect your floors so that moisture is not tracked all over your home by the mover's shoes. Plastic tarps are a great way to protect the floor of your home. Also, don't crank up the heat, enjoy a cooler temperature as the movers transfer all your belongings between your old home and your new home.
For more information, contact a business such as Santa Fe Storage & Moving.