As a Seattle mover, North Coast Moving has completed several successful relocations in the winter. As a result, our Seattle movers have gained plenty of experience in ways to navigate the unique challenges of moving in the freezing rain that is so common in the Pacific Northwest. The following are just a few of the steps you can take to make your move a little easier!
The last thing you want to run into while moving in the winter is a house with no heat or electric. While you might want to keep the heat off while you are going in and out of the house, you will definitely want the heat running after you finish unpacking and need a good night’s sleep. Make sure that you call in advance to get your electric, heating, and water set up before you get there.
Check the Weather
To avoid moving on the coldest or snowiest day of the year, you should keep an eye on the weather. Bad conditions can lead to road closures or cause a delay while your movers try to get to your new home. Not to mention, moving in freezing rain or snow can cause boxes to get soggy and deteriorate.
Clear Your Sidewalk and Driveway
Nothing can be more frustrating than trudging through the mud and snow carrying heavy boxes. To avoid any lawsuits from slips and make the move easier, you can easily shovel or use a snow blower to clear a path. If you are having trouble with ice, you can pick up a bag of salt to spread on your sidewalk and driveway from the moving truck to your door.
Cover Your Floors
No matter what type of flooring you have, you should cover it with mats to protect it. Freezing rain and snow can easily track in and stain your carpet while it can also warp or ruin your hardwood floors. Even if you have tile, you should put rubber down to prevent any falls. Not only can slips cause injuries, but you or your movers could also drop fragile items in the process.
The best way to simplify your winter move is to save yourself all of the stress by hiring a professional Seattle moving company. You can customize a moving plan to fit your needs, whether you need partial or full-service packing, unpacking, or more. Discuss your budget and circumstances with your moving company to help develop the best course of action for you.
If you are preparing for a difficult move this winter, contact North Coast Moving today. We have all of your Seattle moving needs covered. You can give us a call to learn more about the services we have to offer, or you can fill out our online form to request your free, no-obligation estimate.