If you’re trying to figure out how to prepare for a move in the upcoming winter months, there are a lot of different factors to consider when moving during the colder weather versus that of the warmer weather. If you’re from an area that experiences all four seasons in their entirety, this is only more true. If you’re feeling a little apprehension regarding your upcoming move, that’s understandable, but don’t worry! Pulling off a cold weather move is usually just as smooth as that of a warm weather move – just with a few more jackets involved. 


If you’re preparing for a winter move, read below for a complete guide to make sure that you’re properly prepared and ready for success for any circumstance that you might run into. 



  1. Stay Warm


The most important thing to do when it comes to preparing for a winter move is to make sure that you’re staying warm and not sacrificing any layers in favor of hoping to work faster or having more mobility. Bundle up and stay warm – you’ll thank yourself later on when you don’t have a cold!


  1. Have a Plan B & Prepare for Anything

Whether you run into snow, sleet, or any kind of winter weather during your move, make sure you’re prepared and have a backup plan if needed. Make sure your floors are guarded against any risk of slipping or falling, and have a first aid kit for any ice-related injuries. 


  1. Pace Yourself

It might be very tempting to try to run around and get things done as soon as possible to get out of the cold, but you’re putting yourself at risk for injury by doing so. Take things slow, as you should with any move, and take breaks frequently to warm up.


As temperatures begin to fall, you might find yourself facing a move amidst snow or just the plain cold itself – not always ideal circumstances for everyone. However, don’t let these circumstances intimidate or make you dread your move. If you know how to properly prepare, you’ve already set yourself up for success. If you’ve stayed organized and prepared yourself, your current home, and new home for the elements or for anything that might stand in your way, you’ve already got the hardest aspects out of the way. Bundle up and get going – you’ve got a cold weather move to pull off!

Contact Excel Moving & Storage today to plan your upcoming winter move!

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