Moving is an exciting experience. It means a fresh start in a new home and (maybe) a new town or city. If you’re moving during the winter, though, you may be wondering where to begin. After all, wintertime moving involves some special considerations. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here at Gallo Moving and Storage, we offer local and long-distance moving services for clients in and around the Boston area, so we know a thing or two about moving in the snow. In this blog, we’ll share our top winter moving tips to keep you warm, safe, and comfortable as you head from Point A to Point B. Let’s dive in. 5 Expert Winter Moving Tips Whether you’re moving across town or the country, these tips will help streamline and simplify your move: Give yourself plenty of time Nobody likes to feel rushed, especially during the winter months when the roads are icy, and snow covers the ground. Be sure that you’re giving yourself plenty of time to pack and travel during the winter months. Start packing 6-12 weeks in advance, taking special care to protect delicate items such as electronics from the cold (high-quality moving boxes are a great place to start). When moving day comes along, allow some extra space while driving. When it comes to winter moving, slow and steady wins the race. Prepare your home (both indoors and outdoors) Moving in the winter means snow, slush, and ice. To prevent damage to your home and injury to your movers, make sure you’ve considered these things in advance. Clear snow from walkways and sidewalks and spread ice melt or sand on slippery patches. Consider putting down some entry rugs to protect your floors and keep towels by the doors to sop up puddles made by melting snow. We always have floor protection with us, but a little extra never hurts. Turn the utilities on before you arrive A few days before you’re scheduled to arrive in your new home, contact your utility providers to have the heat, hot water, and electricity turned on. This ensures that the home will be warm and toasty when you arrive, and that you can enjoy a nice hot shower after a long day of moving. Ask for extra help Moving during the winter can be tough, and it’s nice to have a few extra hands. Consider hiring a local moving team to help you handle the process. Here at Gallo Moving and Storage, we offer all-season moving services, including moving, storage, and packing designed to help streamline and simplify your move. Whether you need assistance with the heavy lifting, or comprehensive, white-glove service to handle every aspect of your move, we’re here for you. Take plenty of breaks Resist the urge to “power through” your winter move. Instead, take plenty of breaks during moving day. We recommend keeping a thermos of something warm (like coffee or cider) nearby, and packing plenty of healthy, high-energy snacks to get you through the day. If you’ve hired movers, be sure to offer everyone something hot to drink and some place to warm up, especially if temperatures are below freezing. Moving during the winter requires more energy than moving during the warmer months, and it’s important to take care of yourself in the process. Gallo: The Winter Moving Tips + Assistance You Need to Enjoy Your Easiest Move Yet! Moving during the coldest time of the year can be stressful. Still, it has its perks! In addition to enjoying lower moving prices, you’ll have your pick of moving dates. And when you employ the winter moving tips we’ve shared in this article, it’ll be easy to ensure a fast, simple, streamlined move. If you’re looking for a team of experts to lend a hand, contact Gallo. Our team of moving experts will offer the moving services you need to settle into your new home as quickly as possible.