While winter might seem like one of the hardest times of year to complete a residential move, it’s easy when you plan ahead. You will never be able to control the forecast or snow falling from the skies, but you can set yourself up for moving day success.

Prepare Your New Home

Before moving day rolls around, you should make sure that your new home is ready for you. All utilities need to be set up, turned on and fully functioning. Arriving at your new home only to find it ice cold with a broken furnace is a moving day disaster, so ask your realtor to stop by on your behalf if you cannot make the trip. You should also check to make sure that all walkways are shoveled, and that there is plenty of space to park or stop to unload in front of your new home.

Prepare Your Current Home

Moving things out of your current home can be dangerous if you don’t take the time to prepare. Clear snow from walkways, driveways and sidewalks around your house and use sand or salt to prevent ice from forming. Place plastic sheeting or cardboard in all high-traffic areas of the house to prevent snow, salt and water from being tracked all over. While nobody will expect you to have hot drinks on the day of the move, having tea and coffee available is a great way to keep everyone helping with your move motivated and warm.

What If It Snows?

You should always have a back-up plan when preparing for a move during the winter. Talk with your coordinator at Perry Moving & Storage about potential winter conditions and make a plan for postponing if necessary. Plan your travel route with care, especially if you are driving a long distance. No snow in Maryland doesn’t mean no snow in Massachusetts, so look at the forecasts along the journey and not just for your departure spot and destination.

Have a Stress-Free Winter Residential Move with Perry Moving & Storage

Planning in advance with the help of Perry Moving & Storage will make your moving process simple. Perry Moving & Storage is the preferred moving and storage company of Baltimore and Washington businesses and homeowners. To learn more about our short-term and long-term storage options and get a quote, call us today at (410) 799-0022.