How to Make a Winter Long-Distance Move Easier

Moving van on the road in the wintertime. Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage.

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We have to face an important fact of reality: long-distance moving is a complicated process that is almost never easy. You are taking your whole life, packing it into boxes, and loading it up to be moved to your next home. While there is no way to fully uncomplicate that, there are ways to make the moving process easier, especially if you are planning on relocating this winter. Here is how to make an upcoming wintry long-distance move a little bit better.

Be Flexible and Allow Extra Time on the Road

Our team at Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage is based in Florida, so intense wintry conditions are not regularly experienced in our area. If you are moving somewhere where wintry conditions are common, however, go into your move with a relaxed, more flexible attitude about the transportation process. Weather in general is unpredictable, and you may consider the possibility of being stuck on the road during a blizzard as catastrophic. Instead, take a deep breath, and know that things may take a little longer if conditions take a turn for the worse. Make sure you are in contact with your driver if routes or schedules change, but know that you will get there eventually. Of course, the top priority is your safety and the safety of your belongings.

Take Additional Steps to Protect Your Belongings

When you move in the wintertime, you must think about the additional steps necessary when packing your belongings, especially when it comes to your breakables. When your china, plates, glasses, and other fragile pieces are in the cold for days on end, they can become brittle and easier to break if jostled or dropped. It’s smart to double-wrap them in blankets or towels to help conserve warmth and add extra cushioning.

Look Out for Ice and Other Hazards

When you arrive at your new home or apartment, exercise major caution while unloading your boxes and furniture pieces from the truck and into your home. You may encounter black ice and soft snow that can be slippery when carrying heavy items. Salt a pathway, shovel the surrounding area, and be extremely cautious while getting the job done during wintry conditions.

Call Joe Bonnie & Son Today

Fortunately, the expert team at Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage is prepared for anything a moving experience may bring, including unfavorable weather conditions. If you have any questions, reach out to our experts today. We want to make your move as seamless as possible!