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How to Safely Move During the Winter


Sometimes, moving in the winter can pose a challenge due to the weather. The weather can make things potentially dangerous for you and your possessions. Black ice or icy walkways can cause slips, and snow could soak and damage your possessions.

We asked our moving experts for advice on moving safely in icy and cold conditions. This is what they said:

Make sure to use salt:

Salt the walking areas at both locations, including the driveways and all walkways.

Where good winter shoes:

Wearing winter boots or shoes that offer good traction is a good idea. If you own steel toes, we advise wearing them to protect your toes from boxes and furniture. Suitable footwear will help to prevent slipping on ice.

Protect the floors:

Tracking in salt, snow, and mud can cause damage to your floors.

Rugs and mats are a good idea to protect your home’s high-traffic areas, including areas where you or movers will be walking. You can also use old towels.

Protect Against Snow:

If it is snowing or raining, protect your items and furniture. Many times, towels are a great solution. You can also use trash bags and tarps, which are great for heavy rain or snow.

Dress Warm:

Dress warmly in layers that you can easily remove when indoors.

Drink plenty of fluids:

When moving, you should always stay hydrated. Invite everyone to help to take a drink constantly.

Take breaks:

Ensure that you take breaks for five to twenty minutes. While resting, drink some water and eat something light. If anyone feels exhausted, allow them to take a more extended break. Could you encourage them to sit down?

Outsource winter moving to Professional Movers:

Treat yourself to a professional moving service. Hiring professional movers will make your entire move stress-free. Let them take care of the loading and unloading in the cold, transportation in icy conditions, furniture assembly, and heavy items. Contact Morrison Moving today for a quote. We can help you plan your winter move safely.



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