Everything To Know About Moving During The Winter

When you think about moving and when it is best to do this tedious process, chances are your mind will revert to spring or summer. This makes sense, of course, as both of these seasons’ weather is comfortably warm without being too chilly. These seasons are also a lot less likely to have serious weather events that pose danger, and the days are a lot longer during these months. Did you know that of all the seasons, however, winter is one of the best ones to start this process in? 

This may sound confusing, but here at Augusta Movers we want to talk about why this is true and how moving during the winter might actually be the best option for your situation (so long as you have the best movers and company for the job). 

The Benefits 

While the cons of moving during this season are exactly what you expect them to be (inclement weather conditions, shorter days, delays, etc.), the pros might come as quite a surprise. One of the main advantages to moving during this time is that it is a lot less busy.  

With the current struggles of the housing market, now more than ever people are selling their homes and moving outside the province. With all of this constant activity, business can get in the way of your moving schedule as a company will have a lot to focus on. While spring/summer months are usually completely booked, winter months are less chaotic. This in turn gives you and the company more time to focus on your project, preventing any potential delays/errors within the moving process. In conclusion, you’ll be able to breathe and minimize stress when you decide to book a move during the quieter months of the year. 

Another one of the main benefits to booking a move during the winter is the potential to save money. When it comes to the majority of moving companies out there, most teams will charge less money if you plan your move during the winter. Who doesn’t like saving a little extra cash? 

Things To Keep in Mind During Winter Moves 

While there are many pros to this approach, there is a reason why booking a move in the winter is easier and less chaotic. This reason is that most people don’t like the prep that has to go into moving during this time. If you put in the work and do your research, however, our team at Augusta Movers truly believes that this method is worth it in the long run. When compared to summer moves, winter moves are less stressful, complicated and done a lot quicker on average. After all, when a company has more free time, rest assured that time is dedicated to you and your needs. A few things to keep in mind so you can prep for a winter move include: 

  • Preparing your home. One of the main things that makes a winter move different from a summer move is the little bit of extra prep you have to do. If there’s snow on the ground before your moving day, grab your shovel and clear a wide path from the moving truck’s position to your home. If there are any slippery surfaces, be sure to put down an ample amount of salt. If there is rainfall/snowfall, making use of tarp can be crucial to keep your items dry as well. 
  • Keeping an eye on the weather. It sucks that a storm can get in the way of your moving day, but so long as you keep an eye on the weather patterns in your area your move should go off without a hitch. Always be on the lookout for storm warnings, as you may have to reschedule if this pops up. 
  • Giving yourself the right amount of time. Planning for delays is something you must do regardless of whether or not your move is in the winter. Delays can happen at any time of the year, so be sure you give yourself extra time during this process in case something happens. This way, you can avoid time crunches and any additional stress. 

How Our Team Can Help 

Regardless of what time of the year you decide to start your move, our team at Augusta Movers is here to help. With years of experience and all of the proper skills, we work tirelessly to ensure that your move is completed within the proper time frame; safely and effectively. To learn more about how to hire our residential movers in Toronto, be sure to phone us at +1 (647) 783-8730 today!