7 Winter Moving Tips from Hogan Moving
There are plenty of reasons you should move during winter! To start, you’ll avoid the summer busy season for movers, which means you’ll have more flexibility when choosing your move date and time. You also might find that you’ll save money since it isn’t the prime time to move!
So if you have decided on moving this winter and you want tips to make it go as smoothly as possible, we have you covered. Check out our top winter moving tips below!
Winter Moving Tips
1.) Watch the weather.
When you live in Indiana, you know that some winter days can be bright and sunny and a snowstorm can hit the next. Make sure you and your movers aren’t caught in a blizzard by watching the forecast. If necessary, rescheduling the move to a date you, your belongings, and your driver will be safe.
Don’t let ice and snow pile up on the driveway and sidewalks around your current home and your new home in the days leading up to your move. You’ll want to make sure that all areas around your house are clear so that movers don’t have to worry about slipping on any icy or slushy surfaces.
3.) Keep your floors covered.
At both your current location and your new home, put down tarps and other coverings to keep your carpet and hardwoods floors clear of snowy, wet shoes. You can also lay down mats outside every door to help.
4.) Pack your winter clothing separately.
One of our general packing tips is to make sure you have a suitcase with essentials for each family member. During the winter, make sure you include your winter clothing like hats, boots, gloves, and coats. Average winter highs in Indianapolis are in the mid to high 30’s, and by packing your warm clothes separately, you’ll have easier access to these items when you need them during your move!
5.) Check on your new utilities.
The last thing you want to do is get to your new house and discover the heat wasn’t turned on and the pipes are frozen. Make sure your new utilities are up and running a few days before your move so that you’ll be good to go when the time to move comes!
6.) Keep towels at the ready.
During your winter move, you’ll want to have your towels at hand! IIf mid-move it starts to snow or melting icicles start to get your belongings wet, you’ll be happy you have the extra towels to wipe them off.
7.) Stay prepared by creating an emergency kit for your car.
Here are some items that would be helpful to have in your car if you’re concerned about weather conditions while you’re driving to your new place:
- A fully charged cell phone and a car charger
- Ice/windshield scraper
- Flashlights and batteries
- Jumper cables
- A First aid kit
- Your winter clothes and other blankets
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The moving crews were pleasant, really great to work with and very helpful.Patty M. Indianapolis, IN
Every part of your team did a fabulous job… Your team was awesome. I have moved across the country many times, and have never had such a great experience.Terri D. Indianapolis, IN
My wife and I moved today and of course used Hogan Mayflower. Could not have had a better experience. Nice people.Mark D Indianapolis
I have moved over a dozen times in the last 40 years. This is the best experience I have had. The driver was truly exceptional… his professionalism, hard work ethic, […]Carroll K Bloomington
The packers were the best crew I have had in 28 moves. Their experience, listening and professionalism got it done with ease.Judy V Indianapolis, IN
The move went very well. They were great, professional, and on time!Neal C. Indianapolis, IN
Thanks for your help, the movers are so professional!!Jay H. Greenwood, IN
On behalf of the family, I am writing to compliment you and your staff. The crew was professional, friendly and efficient. Their willingness to go beyond the minimum specifications of […]Bonnie S. Avon, IN
It was a real pleasure working with you and your crews. A very professional group, and I would not hesitate to use your company again.Marti H. Indianapolis, IN
We had to make a last-minute change in our moving date, and your team was able to get the job done for us. Those were a hectic few days, and […]Ruth E Indianapolis, IN