Although winter in Seattle isn’t as harsh as the Midwest or Northeast, it doesn’t make long-distance moving during the season any easier. Not only can we get snow, but also rain; a lot of it. On top of that, the temperatures drop as low as the 30s, paving the way for both mud and ice. As a result, driving conditions aren’t optimal and there’s a strong chance you’ll end up wet and cold when the journey is over. So how do you guarantee your long-distance move to or from Seattle goes smoothly? Just follow these four tips:
- Find the Right Moving Company – Most long-distance moves require an insane level of skill and coordination that only professionals possess. By hiring a moving company, you’ll save yourself an immense amount of time, stress and frustration. Don’t just hop on the first Seattle long-distance moving company you receive an estimate from, however. Since winter is a slow season for the moving industry, shop around to find the right mover that meets your needs, obtain quotes from a few different moving companies and select the one that offers good value for the services you require.
- Prepare for Showers – There’s a strong chance it’s going to rain at some point during your move, so make sure you’re prepared to handle it. Keep some sort of rain-resistant covering with you in the car so you don’t get soaked whenever you have to exit the vehicle. The last thing you’ll want is to be cold and wet during the journey. You’ll also want to make sure your windshield wipers are clean and working properly. Filthy wiper blades will just smear your windshield, forcing you to frequently pull over and clean it.
- Bundle Up – In addition to keeping a poncho and rain boots handy, you must dress warm. Temperatures usually hit the 30s, and can potentially drop even lower. So your teeth don’t chatter throughout the entirety of your relocation, dress appropriately for the conditions. Wear some sort of long-sleeved shirt or sweater with a heavy winter coat over it. A hat and gloves are necessary. Plus you may need a pair of boots with good tread that work well in the mud as well as the snow and have some grip on ice.
- Keep it Clean – You’ll be going in and out of your car and new home throughout the transition, so make sure you avoid tracking wetness and dirt into both. Lay down some rubber, all-weather floor mats in your car if you don’t have some already. At your home, cover your flooring with towels or some other type of absorbent material. If you don’t, you may spend your first night shampooing your carpets and mopping your floors.
By following these simple tips, your long-distance move will be as stress-free and streamlined as humanly possible. If you need a Seattle interstate mover to help you get to your new home, contact North Coast Moving & Storage today. Give us a call or fill out our online form to receive your free quote!
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