It’s starting to get really cold here in Boston. While most people prefer to move during the warmer times of year, some projects just can’t wait. Whether you are only moving a few pieces, or an entire household or office, this cold weather moving tips will help keep you on the right track.
Dress The Part
If you find yourself moving in this weather, dressing right can be tough. With temperatures dwindling in the 20°F range (and expected to drop soon), you want to make sure that you are warm enough, and covered up. However, you also don’t want to get too bundled up that you restrict your movement. We recommend layering up. You’ll definitely want to keep a light but weatherproof outer layer, in the event that you have to deal with snow, sleet, rain, or any other seasonable unpleasantness.
- Your base layer should consist of something light but breathable. Under Armour makes some great stuff for running in cold weather, which can be a great first layer for moving.
- Make sure you have proper footwear. You need something that will be warm enough, has good traction in case of ice or debris, and is waterproof in case of snow or rain.
- A good pair of gloves will help protect your hands, and also keep them warm. There are too many choices to list, but I’ve had a good experience with Youngstown gloves.
- Keep a dry set of clothes available for after the move. This is especially important when it is wet outside. It’s always a good idea to keep a dry set of clothes close by so that you can be comfortable once you’re done with your move.
Clear Away Ice and Other Debris
Any ice, snow, sand, salt, or other debris should be fully cleared from the pathways you will be using. Failure to remove this type of debris can be hazardous, as well as track dirt into your house.
Try to Avoid Snow, Rain, or Other Stormy Conditions
If you have the flexibility, it’s a very good idea to avoid moving during a winter storm. Oftentimes, the streets need to be kept clear so the plows are able to do their jobs. Also, precipitation and winds can be dangerous to move with. The bottom line is this – if you can somehow manage to delay your move until the weather is clearer, you (and your belongings, your movers, etc) will all be safer.