How to Move in Bad Winter Weather

Learn how to stay safe in bad winter weather when you are moving in potentially dangerous conditions. A move to a new country is often planned months in before. This means you choose a date and start prepping everything in before of the big day. I the perfect situation , you’ll have clear sky and good weather but sometimes in the winter season the wether can surprise you with snow, sleet, rain, and extremely low temperatures can make your plans difficult to realize. Bad winter weather may surprise you.

Unfortunately we can’t make the weather conditions better for your moving, but we can make your move as smooth as possible. Here’s how to move in all kinds of bad winter weather.


If snow is a problem, you’re going to want to invest in items that will help you clean the snow. The most important thing is to keep walkways clean so that both you and your team of movers can work safely.

To keep clean from the snow is important at your both homes the new one and the old. If you’re moving to a snowy area, have the cleaning items  available for use at your new house before we get there. That way, the movers won’t have to wait for walks to be cleaned and de-iced.

Inside the house, put down a mat or plastic to prevent tracked in snow, ice and salt from destroy the floors. If you have an attached garage or one room the movers can unload  the boxes and furniture from there, with less mess tracked into your new home.


Rain isn’t as slippery as snow, but it can still be risky, especially if temperatures are near to the freezing point, making icy walks and stairs a big concern. If you’re worried about valuable items getting wet as they’re moved from the house to the moving van (or vice versa, you can make a covered walkway, usually accomplished by suspending tarps or putting up temporary shelters leading out of the house).

It’s also a good idea to add extra layers to your items. Plastic sheeting can be wrapped and secured around most things to keep them getting wet. Remember, that plastic will also keep your items safe from getting wet. If your move is a long one or if you’ll be putting items in storage for a few weeks, you’ll need to properly ventilate so as to avoid mildew or mold buildup.

Extreme Cold

Moving from one different climate to another can be affect your belongings. Any drastic change of temperature is going to affect things like wood, metal, porcelain, leather, and some stone, as these materials expand and contract according to the outside temperatures. For the most protection, you can move your belongings with a controlled moving truck, which takes care of both temperatures and moisture. If this isn’t an option, make sure every item is prepped and wrapped according to its unique needs.

It’s also important to pay attention to the health of your family and moving team. Dress well and have plenty of water on hand. (You can also put up a space heater and provide blankets. Anything you can do to make people comfortable is important.) Take regular breaks and don’t be afraid to delay the process of moving, if necessary.

Dangerous Conditions

There are times when the weather isn’t extreme so much but it is dangerous. Always pay attention to things like blizzard warnings, incoming hurricanes, and other weather conditions that are dangerous. In these situations, we will always work with you to come up with an another plan for you. No move is worth the risk of your family’s safety


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