Moving during the winter months can actually save you a great deal of money. Not everyone is hardy enough to attempt such a task, so moving company prices traditionally go down during the colder months. If you are going to move in the "off season," you need to take a few steps that are not necessary during warmer weather. 


You need to make certain that the utilities at your new home and old home are on during the day of the move. Too often, people forget that services must overlap for at least one day during this period. You need to check that the heat, lights, and water are working at your new home before the moving crew arrives. Imagine how you and the professional movers will suffer if you fail to get the dates right with the utility companies. 

Driveways and Sidewalks

With everything you have to do for an impending move, you may neglect to properly clear snow and ice from your driveway and sidewalks. You may be used to clearing narrow pathways that are sufficient for you and your family to navigate, but your movers will need all the surfaces to be cleared and dry. Otherwise, you risk having them injured in a slip and fall accident, a serious liability issue. Also, your furnishings will be in greater danger of being dropped and damaged if surfaces are slippery. Before the movers arrive, go outside at both residences to make sure all concrete and asphalt areas are totally dry and free of ice and snow. 


You will help your family and the movers stay warm if you stock up on winter accessories such as gloves, scarves, and socks. Placing a clearly marked box by the front door with these items inside provides easy access and keeps them from being packed up in the moving vans. Also, provide warm drinks at both residences so that no one gets overly chilled. You will be protecting your health as well as that of the professional movers. 

A winter move may not be the most comfortable, but it can be the most economical one you can make. If you take reasonable precautions, your items will arrive safely at your new home, and everyone involved in the move will avoid becoming dangerously chilled. A few days before the move, confirm that you will have utilities at both residences. Keep your driveway and sidewalks clear, and stock up on cold weather items. You and your moving crew will be grateful for these preparations. For more information, talk to a professionals like Bell Moving & Storage.