Planning to Move During Winter? Here is How You Should Prepare

More and more people are choosing to move during the winter season. There are many reasons why moving during this chilly season can work in your favor—including more moving company availability, no hot summer temps, and more available properties on the market than there are in other seasons.

However, you still have several things to consider when getting ready for winter moving.

Let’s take a look at some smart tips to prepare for relocating in the winter.

Select the most experienced moving crew for the job.

You don’t want to handle the whole move on your own. Even if you have a faithful following of friends and family available to help you make your move, trusting the services of a skilled, highly-trained moving company is well worth the price.

  • Especially for items that are particularly heavy, fragile, and/or valuable, it’s your best bet to put your move in the hands of the experts.
  • Top-notch moving companies, like Chicago’s renowned Hollander Storage & Moving, offer services like professional packing and short-term or long-term storage solutions. Storage services include on-site or off-site options for your ultimate convenience.
  • Lighten your load and allow yourself to really enjoy your relocation with peace of mind. There’s no reason to stress or fret when you have the help of true, trustworthy professionals.

Look for the best deals and rates.

The busiest season for moving companies is during the summer when families and college students alike are making the mad dash to land a certain home within a particular proximity to school before the fall semester begins.

  • Once the school year is solidly underway, that rush slows considerably, upping your chances of locking in the moving and storage company you prefer to execute your successful winter move.
  • Another bonus of moving in the winter season is that you can often get a great deal on moving prices, offered to customers once the peak season has waned in order to keep business steady.
  • Looking for even more savings? The winter season also comes with tons of sales and seasonal specials—after all, the holiday season is the busiest shopping time of the year.
  • If you’re in need of furniture, décor, or any other pieces to furnish your new home after your winter move, you’re in luck! This is the perfect time to snag some serious deals.

Prepare and organize your belongings

Any move flows much more smoothly when you have your furniture, boxes, and other belongings organized and ready to load onto the moving truck.

  • Color-coding your boxes with which room they’ll be moved into after transport will make things easier on your movers, as well as on you once it’s time to start unboxing and unpacking.
  • In addition to labeling boxes with the contents, color-coding boxes as well as pieces of furniture affords an added sense of hassle-free organization to your move.
  • Time is of the essence when you’re hauling your goods during a winter move. Being as on top of things as you can only expedite the process and make the whole operation go off without a hitch.
  • Even if an unexpected roadblock does present itself, a team of dedicated movers with tons of experience will be prepared to navigate a pathway to success.

If you’re ready to take the leap and start scheduling your upcoming winter move, contact the Chicago movers you can count on consistently—Hollander Storage & Moving.

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