Summer is the most popular season for moving. The weather and the roads are clear, school is out, employees take vacations, and long weekends are plentiful. Sometimes, however, necessity dictates a winter move.
Moving in winter is definitely possible, but you’ll need to prepare a little more in order to make the move as safe and as warm as possible. If you’re moving your home or business during the winter months, this guide will help you know what to plan for.
Make Your Rental Dates Flexible
A major part of planning ahead is keeping track of the weather forecast for your moving date. Ideally, you’ll move on a clear day with no snow or winter rain in the forecast.
When you call your moving truck rental company to reserve a vehicle, express your concerns about the unpredictability of winter driving. Plan to rent on the appointed day, but ask the rental company how they handle moving reservations for bad weather, and if you can set up a “back up” date just in case a winter storm hits.
It’s also best to ask for and attend any tutorials available on driving a rental truck, especially in the winter time.