While most people aim to move during the warmer summer months, moving to or relocating from Ft. Carson in Colorado doesn’t always abide by such a convenient schedule.
As your movers Ft. Carson, 5 Star Moving and Storage is here to provide our tips on how to make a fall or winter relocation easy, safe and less stressful! Our team of military-approved professionals knows all the rules and regulations for packing and moving DOD personnel in all types of weather.
Check out our tips on proper preparation to ensure that all goes well on moving day.
The Benefits of Moving in Fall or Winter
During this time of year, you can potentially keep a chunk of money in your pocket due to lower rates and even relocation specials. Since the summer is the most popular time to move, it’s much busier for moving companies. With a winter move, you will be given the best rates available.
Along with saving money, there’s typically greater flexibility when it comes to dates and availability. As movers Ft. Carson, 5 Star Moving and Storage we always do our best to accommodate your schedule, but during the summer, we often book up quickly. So, if you’re currently relocating to or from the base and surrounding area, give us a call and just let us know when you need us to give you a hand.
Finally, if you don’t choose 5 Star Moving and Storage, moving during fall or winter is probably your best bet when it comes to a moving crew that has been properly trained. During the summer months, many other moving companies will bring in less experienced movers to help out in a crunch. For fall or winter moving, better movers are kept on, giving you experienced pros instead of newbies on the job.
Of course, you can always give 5 Star a call for year-round help and experts who have perfected their skills on hundreds of household, military and commercial moves in the Colorado Springs area, including Ft. Carson. We also provide packing, shipping and affordable long-term storage options.
How to Make Moving in Fall or Winter Easy
Safety is always crucial, especially when it comes to a residential move. Keeping your family and pets safe is a priority over cost and even convenience. When it comes to do-it-yourself versus hiring movers Ft. Carson, a winter move may be the time to choose the safer option. With professional movers on the job, you and your family can stay safer and not risk injury. Let us make your relocation easier.
Pack Items for the Cold Weather
With cold temperatures comes brittleness when moving in fall or winter. Delicate items like porcelain, china, glass, and other materials become more fragile in colder temperatures. For this reason, be sure to use extra packing materials for the job. Your packing company should have a surplus of this during the winter months so don’t be shy about asking for it.
Moving from indoors where it is warm to non-climate controlled moving vans will invariably put some of your items at risk if not packed correctly. Use extra blankets and padding for anything susceptible to breakage. Your movers Ft. Carson will know how to do it right. Move plants using extra packing paper and especially bubble wrap will lead to better relocation results.
Dress Appropriately & Keep Warm
Just as you must use more material to pack and pad your valuables, be sure to dress warm enough for a cold day moving. Ideally, dress in layers in case it warms up or your exertion warms you up. It is not a good idea to work up a sweat on a cold day. So, maintain an even temperature with layered clothing for best results. Wear gloves for protection against the elements and for help gripping boxes in general.
An immensely appreciated gesture is to offer hot coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate to your movers. It will create an excellent mood for a chilly day move, and keep everybody motivated and warm inside.
Clear Any Paths & Walkways
When moving in fall or winter, clear off sidewalks and pathways needed to access the moving truck from the house. This will make it easier and safer for your movers Ft. Carson. Use sand, cat litter, or de-icing salt to add traction and diminish the risks of falling. This applies to both properties, the old and the new.
Keep Your Homes Safe and Clean
Keep both homes, old and new cleaner and with less damage by laying down thick plastic, cardboard, or polyethylene in high traffic areas. Secure these with tape at the sides to prevent slipping. If it’s raining or snowing, you’ll prevent wet or muddy footprints on both wood floors and carpet.
Prepare Your Vehicle for the Drive
Make sure that your own vehicle is winter driving ready to avoid any issues on the journey over to the new place. Check out this list of what to bring just in case inclement weather hangs out on move day:
- Winter-ready wipers
- Ice scrapers
- Snow shovel or two
- Tire chains
- Extra fuel
- Sand, salt, or kitty litter
- Jumper cables
- Tow strap
- Snacks such as energy bars
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Extra clothing, hats, gloves, coats, socks, boots
- Fully-charged cell phone
- Roadside assistance phone numbers
- Emergency contact list
- Emergency medical kit
Have Plans B & C in Your Back Pocket
With all of your efforts and plans for moving day, just in case your Plan A cannot be carried out successfully, have multiple backups worked out when moving in fall or winter. Shorter days in winter encourage an early start, to avoid driving at night. The weather can get worse unexpectedly. Check the weather stations for news and updates.
Prepare Your New Home for Arrival
When moving in fall or winter, make sure that your new home is ready for the arrival of your movers Ft. Carson. Make sure the electricity is turned on, and test the heating system and lights ahead of time. You won’t want to show up to your new home without the option to turn on the heat. Try to get this task done about a week ahead of the move date to work out any kinks ahead of time.
With help from 5 Star Moving and Storage, moving in fall or winter is easy. Our team of dedicated movers Ft. Carson will help you from start to finish and get you safely moved to your new home. Give us a call today, and let’s get started on your next adventure.