If you live in NYC, you know that the winter can be brutal. Snow can accumulate in no time flat, and there are times that you have planned a move that has to take place no matter what. If you are trying to move during the winter months, it will obviously have different logistics than a move during any other time of the year. RC Van Services would like to share some tips to help you survive a move during the winter in NYC.
Dress in Layers Fashion for Moving in Cold Weather
This tip might be obvious, but you are going to need layers to stay warm. You may have to plan ahead to leave out warm clothes for your move. You will need to make sure you have enough clothing to stay warm throughout your move. Winter time in NYC can be cold and chill you to the bone.
Switch Utilities Before Moving
When you get your move in date secured, you will want to call the utility company and have the utilities turned on a few days in advance to ensure your new place is warm and not chilly during your move. This can be a lifesaver.
Moving Flexibility Due to Rain & Snow
When you move during the winter months, there is no telling what the weather is going to be. It can change day to day. If you know that a large storm is making its way to NYC, make travel arrangements to get there before it hits. A heavy snow storm in NYC can make it almost impossible to drive in. You may want to secure two move days with your moving company just in case you run into inclement weather.
Shovel Snow on Walkways & Driveways to Make Path for Moving
If the city has just experienced a large snow storm, you will want to make sure there is a decent path shoveled and ready for move in day. You can use snow melt to keep the pathway free from ice, and avoid having anybody slip as they carry your belongings into your new place.
Protect Floors With Runners When Moving
When you move in the winter, you need to think about ways to protect your flooring during the move. This can be done by laying down paper and taping it to the high traffic areas, using floor mats at all the doors, and even the use of old blankets and sheets can do wonders for saving your flooring. There is a good chance that there will be a lot of salt on the bottom of the mover’s shoes from the walkways. You don’t want that to be tracked throughout your home.
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No matter what time of the year you are moving to NYC and surrounding areas, RC Van Services has over 30 years of experience to help your move be a smooth one. With the right equipment and trained movers, we will ensure even the most fragile belongings are safely moved into your new home. Contact us for all your moving needs!