The difficulties of changing homes during this time are brought about by dipped temperatures that sometimes go below zero degrees and roads covered in snow and ice. Such wet and chilly conditions not only make it challenging to relocate but also put your health and safety in harm’s way.
Even with these risks in the way, a winter relocation can be carried out without any worries if the right measures are put in place.
Clear the Streets
Any pathways that will be used during the loading process should be cleared. The last thing you want is to have you or a member of the local movers in Canada slip and injure themselves. The belongings they are carrying are also put at risk of damage.
Make sure that pathways are shoveled before you start, and continue doing so if it is snowing. You can also pour salt along the street to avoid slippery patches from forming. This should be done in your current and new homes.
Mind the Weather
Ensure that you confirm what the conditions will be like on the relocation day. You can keep tabs with your local weatherman. You can also take advantage of the technological age and confirm with your smartphone. Keep in mind that the days are shorter and darker during winter, so suitable weather comes in handy in getting things done quickly.
If the weather is not conducive, check with your long distance movers in Canada to see whether you can reschedule. One of the upsides of winter moves is that agencies do not have too many clients to attend to, so it may be easy to change the date.
On D-day, you will most probably be moving around a lot as you oversee or help with the loading process. Therefore, you are likely to build up some sweat despite the chilly conditions. The best option would be to layer your clothes so that you maintain a conducive temperature that is neither too high nor too low. Also, have a change of clothes with you in case those you have on get wet.
Protect you Floors
A lot of traffic will be moving in and out of your house. Due to the wet conditions outside, mud and snow are going to be tracked into the house.
Avoid ending up with slippery and dirty floors by laying:
- sheets, or
- tarps in pathways
-to keep the home clean for the entire process and avoid any slips.
Have an Emergency Box
The weather conditions can get extreme during the winter, and no matter how well prepared you are, something can go wrong. Be ready to deal with any accidents by having emergency supplies like a:
- first aid kit,
- shovels, and others.
The tools should be close by and inform other parties involved in the relocation about their whereabouts.