Moving During the Winter

Written by trishfms on . Posted in moving

While it is probably nobody’s first choice to move during the cold season as opposed to another time of year, it still happens. Sometimes it is due to a job change. Sometimes it is seen as a good time to move because the kids are on a break from school. It gives the family a little time to settle in, and the kids start school when all the other kids are returning from their break. Sometimes your lease is up, and it’s time to move!

Where you live affects the ease of the move. For instance, moving here within Brevard County or to Florida from another state during the winter months really isn’t a problem. We do have cold days, but we don’t have month after month of cold weather. We don’t have snow. It isn’t even our rainy season like most states! However, if someone is moving to a place like Colorado, the weather can really make the move a challenge. You may be bundled up in a puffy coat, beanie, scarf, and snow boots slogging through snow drifts carrying a couch. This is not a fun picture, to say the least. We know that, for some, it is their reality though!

If you are moving to a snowy place and don’t have professional assistance, it is important to be extra cautious. Make sure the path from the moving truck to the house is well-shoveled and salted. You do NOT want to slip and fall while carrying a couch! Use a “dolly” or moving platform on wheels anytime you can. In doing so, if you do slip, the heavy item is not in your hands! Get as much help as possible. It is true that “many hands make light work.” If it is raining or snowing, it would be a great idea to set up “pop-ups” along the path from the truck to the house. By doing this, you and your belongings stay dry on the many trips back and forth.

Also remember that during the holiday season, some people (unfortunately) are driving while intoxicated. There are a couple reasons for this. There are a lot of parties going on this time of year, both at people’s places of work, as well as parties at the homes of friends and family. Additionally, the holidays are actually a sad time for a lot of people. For those who have recently lost a loved one or aren’t close to their families, they may experience depression this time of year. It is difficult enough to stay safe while driving your car, but driving a large moving truck is an even bigger challenge. Be extra careful and aware of the other drivers around you. If you see someone driving erratically, get their license plate number and call the Highway Patrol. You may be saving someone’s life.

After reading all this, you may be thinking that moving yourself isn’t the best idea. That’s what we are here for! At Florida Moving Systems, we employ highly trained movers who know how to pack and transport even the most fragile items. We don’t just do moves within Florida. We will move you anywhere within the United States, so don’t hesitate to call us. If you are in the Melbourne or Merritt Island areas or are moving to Brevard County, then please contact us. We want to be your local moving and storage company of choice!

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