Residents living in the Richmond and Vancouver areas of BC enjoy some of the mildest winter weather in Canada. Despite this fact, the cold and damp winter weather can still have an impact on your daily routine, outdoor activities and your moving plans. Moving can be stressful enough without having to contend with the winter weather. To help you your winter moving day go smoothly, check out some of these tips listed below.
Prepare for Snow
While we do enjoy very little snow in the winter time, it has been known to fall in the Richmond and Vancouver areas from time to time! That’s why the first thing you should be ready for when you move in the wintertime is snowfall. Check the weather forecast the morning of your move to get any last minute update on the precipitation in the area. If there is even a slight expectation of snowfall or freezing rain for that day, be sure to equip yourself with shovels, ice scrapers and some salt to reduce the chances of slipping and falling while moving.
Cover Your Floors
With all the precipitation we get here in the winter, it is just as important to take precautions to avoid slipping inside as it is outside. Try putting cardboard or plastic on the floors in your old and new places to reduce the amount of water that can cause slips and falls. You will also thank yourself later, as the coating on the floors will help cut down any mess that you will have to clean up later.
Make Arrangements for Your Pets
We all love our pets, but they can definitely get in the way of a big move, especially in the winter when snow is on the ground and moving space is limited. Pets can also get outside easily with the door to both your old and new place being repeatedly left open. The last thing anyone wants to do on moving day is track down a lost pet! To avoid any of these hassles, it’s a good idea to leave your pet with a friend or boarding them for the day. That way, you know they’ll be safe and happy while you finish moving.
Have Some Hot Drinks Handy
There is nothing better than having a warm tea, coffee or hot chocolate when it’s cold outside. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep some handy in the vehicle or out in your new place for yourself and the people from the moving company. Everyone will definitely thank you for it!
Set Up Your Utilities
With all the stress and planning that goes into moving out of a home or apartment, it can be easy to forget to set up the heat, water and hydro in your new place. While some locations will these essentials already set up, it is always a good idea to check well in advance of your move day. No one wants to spend the first night in their new house or apartment freezing under the covers!
By following tips, and getting help from the right moving company like Accent Movers, your move is sure to be fast and hassle free. To book a moving day with us, feel free to visit us online or call us directly, and we’ll be happy to help you move into your new place, whether it snows or not!