No matter when you buy your home, there is going to be a little bit of planning you need to do before the big move. The weather will certainly dictate how much prep work you’ll need to do beforehand, especially during the winter months. If you plan on buying a home during the winter, here are some tips to help your move be a little more seamless.
As mentioned, the weather is a big factor during a winter move. Check the weather forecast leading up to your preferred move date to see if any winter storms are forecasted. If there is bad weather on the moving day you initially picked, you may have to pick a different day to settle into your new home.
Carrying heavy boxes and moving around all day is bound to keep your body temperature up. You should still dress properly for the occasion especially if the temperature is really low. Consider wearing a hat, gloves and warm jacket to keep you comfortable throughout the day. You can always take layers off if you get too warm during the move!
Turn Down the Heat
Speaking of temperature, you may want to turn your heat down significantly on moving day. People are going to be coming in and out of the house all day so any heat your home has is likely to head out the door. Save yourself money on your electricity bill by dropping the temp on the thermostat when you start your move.
Keep Safety in Mind
Snowy and icy weather conditions can cause some safety hazards. You should make sure to clear any sidewalks, driveways or any other path from your house to your vehicle. The last thing you want is for you or one of your family members to fall and get injured while carrying boxes.
Keep Your Floors Protected
Even if you clear all walkways of ice and snow, you may be dragging outside elements into your home. Throw some rugs and doormats down for people to wipe off their feet when they enter your home so they aren’t getting your floors wet or dirty.
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