New home for the New Year? This is a great way to make a fresh start, but it can be quite a challenge to move houses during the winter without the help of Lakewood movers. You have so many items to move from one city to another; or even from one state to another. From large pieces of furniture, to tiny and delicate decorations, all of them should arrive in your new home in good condition.
These are the main challenges you face if you decide to move to a new home during the winter:
- Packing Your Belongings
The packages you select should be study enough to protect your furniture, home appliances and other belongings from breaking during the journey. This won’t be a smooth journey, as many roads are covered with snow, ice or sleet. Also, you should consider the risk of snow or water seeping into the packaging materials and damaging your belongings.
- The Arrival Time May Be Longer
If various roads are snowed in, the moving trucks may have to take longer detours. This means that your packages will arrive days later than you expected them. For this reasons, you should make provisions for you and your family – canned food, sleeping bags and other basic temporary amenities until you get all your things and arrange them in the house.
- Damage and Loss of Property
With all care and diligence, accidents may happen during winter moving. Someone may slip and drop a box with china and cutlery. The moving truck may be involved in a road accident. Although a moving company has insurance and will reimburse you for the damage, you may lose items with high sentimental value.