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Moving Safety Tips for a Winter Move

“Moving” and “winter” are probably two words that you never want to hear in the same sentence. However, sometimes you may have to – but luckily it could work out to your benefit! Moving during winter is actually a great idea, as long as weather permits. The winter months are, of course, the slowest for moving companies, so if you are moving to Corpus Christi, you are more likely to receive a better moving quote than if you were moving during summer. In order to make sure that you, your family, and your movers are safe, All My Sons Moving & Storage Corpus Christi have moving safety tips for a winter move.

1. Weigh your options. If you are moving to Corpus Christi for work or for a family emergency and have to complete a local winter move, you may think that it is best to handle the move yourself. After all, winters in Corpus Christi are mild and do not receive much precipitation, so moving should not be too much of a hassle for you and your family. Perhaps the only downside could be the cold temperatures, which average in the 50s or low 60s from December through February. Weigh your options, weigh your individual moving reasons and needs, and then assess whether it would be more beneficial to hire a full-service Corpus Christi mover or not.

2. Pack appropriately. Since Corpus Christi can dip into the high 40s at times, make sure that you pack according to the weather. If you currently live somewhere warmer, make sure that you are dressed warm for your arrival in Corpus Christi. Even if it is hot where you live, it may be cold in Texas and you will need to pack breakables or items that can fall victim to cold temperatures, so that they are safe and do not get damaged. Since moving trucks are not climate-controlled, there will be no way to protect your items from the elements other than packaging them with extra padding to be able to withstand the cold.

3. Snow and ice safety. If you are moving to Corpus Christi from somewhere that already has snow on the ground, keep your family and your movers safe by making sure that the driveway and walkways are shoveled free from snow. Then, create walkways in your home that are lined with towels or extra cardboard boxes to prevent anyone from slipping.

4. Keep your home warm. It is important that when completing a winter move to Corpus Christi, that you do not leave the doors wide open during the moving process. Your Corpus Christi movers understand that it can be a hassle having to open and close the door each time when your hands are full with moving boxes. However, moving will be even more of a hassle if you are shivering and cold because you are letting all of the heat out of the house.  

5. Plan for discrepancies. A winter move can sometimes be unpredictable. Although you may not be able to avoid the mishaps that take place, you can be prepared for them just in case. If you are moving to Corpus Christi from an area with snow, make sure that your moving date is in enough advance of when you actually have to be moved out or in by. This way, if you get snowed in, it won’t be a big deal if your move is postponed a day or two. If you are moving long-distance and end up having to stay somewhere overnight due to winter weather conditions during your travels, make sure that you have planned for that as well.