Winters are already here. And South Dakota winters could be deadly with snow ranging from 31 inches to as high as 198 inches. Did that feel like a chill in the spine already? Imagine the situation when you’ll have to move in times when snow is falling outside. And all you want is to cuddle up inside.
But did you know that winters are one of the best times despite all the hurdles? Why? Because most homeowners even go for discounts to fill in their vacant property. And who knows, you might land yourself some fantastic deal.
Having said that, we don’t deny that packing and moving can be a bit troubling during the winters. So, here are some tips to get moving safely without any hassles.
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Keep Checking The Weather (Again.. Again… & Again)
7While it’s common to have a few inches of snow, that won’t create a lot of hustle-bustle for you. However, what if it goes beyond a few inches? It could be troublesome. In that case, you might have to cancel. And let me tell you, “It can be last-minute too.”
So, make sure you have an understanding with your moving company beforehand about all this. For instance, if you are planning a Mitchell Moving, your moving company might have some cancellation policies. So, make sure to read the terms and conditions thoroughly to avoid any confrontations later.
Not only that, you’ll have to talk to your landlord as well since you’ll have to pay extra if the situation doesn’t allow you to move for another couple of days or weeks.
Avoid Any Damages With Ziplocks and Waterproof Bins
Irrespective of the distance you are moving, it can damage your stuff tremendously if it is raining hard or snowing. And if the water gets into the truck, the impact can be even more gruesome. So, you must pack your stuff in airtight bins or containers for items like towels, comforters, or sheets.
You can also use oversized zip locks to protect your clothes. It will also keep them dry as well as warm. Lastly, make sure to keep some towels outside to clean the dirty boxes when you reach your final destination.
Prepare a Box That Contains Items You Need Within 24 Hours
It’s always a good thing to have some boxes containing the items that you might need within 24 hours of moving when moving. It goes without saying that moving is already very physically enduring. You wouldn’t want to turn your packings upside down to find the things you want.
For instance, in winters, you’ll need hot tea or cocoa, a water heater, microwave, blankets, warm clothes, and other toiletries right away. So, pack them accordingly.
Be Ready to Plow
If you live in a place like South Dakota, you’ll have some days when you’ll have to shovel the snow to clear the path so that the moving truck comes easily. So, if you don’t know how to plow the snow, learning a few tricks before the D-day can be quite helpful.
Moving in winters can be quite daunting, even more than what you might during summers. But if you have to move for any reason, it’s good that you follow some precautions for a safe moving experience.