Moving in the winter has a lot of benefits, but it also has its cons or workarounds. When you are trying to sell your house, you have no idea what day or month that is going to happen. You can plan until you’re blue in the face, but you have no control over when the right buyer is going to stumble upon your listing. If you are like most homeowners you would rather move during the warm weather seasons, but if that doesn’t happen, we are here to help.
4 tips on moving this winter:
- Better deals on moving
- Make sure your sidewalks and driveways are free from snow
- Put covers down on your flooring
- Watch the weather
Better deals on moving
Since everyone likes to move during the spring and summer, you usually won’t be able to find great deals on movers, moving fans, packing boxes etc. due to the high demand. If you call around to various moving companies during the winter months you are more likely to find a great deal or two during this time of year. Why? Since demand is much lower in the winter, moving companies can be more competitive with their pricing.
Make sure your sidewalks and driveways are free from snow
When you move during the winter months that means you are most likely to experience bad weather. If you are moving on a snowy day or it has snowed the night before you will need to have the snow removed before the movers arrive. This means snow removal needs to take place at your current property and new property. You can’t expect your movers to walk through the snow to get your things, and it is also dangerous for both parties.
Put covers down on the flooring
With snow comes wet and dirty shoes. Your movers will not be able to remove their shoes before walking on your floors, especially when carrying heavy items. To be safe, take the time to cover your floors with covering. This way you and your movers can go in and out without dirtying up your floors with wet snow.
Watch the weather
During the winter months, it is important that you watch the weather. While you can’t control it, you may be able to hold off your moving for another day. You will want to be especially careful if the temperature drops below freezing. Don’t freet, moving can’t wait until tomorrow. Bundle up and stay warm!
If you have questions about buying your first home, be sure to contact one of our expert agents today.