Cold Weather Move-in Tips
Moving can be stressful enough when weather conditions are ideal, but cold, snow, and freezing rain add another layer of challenges. Taking the necessary steps to protect your belongings takes much of the bite out of a cold-weather move in Rockford, and so too does working with a professional local realtor like Superior Realtors and Rental Properties.
- Placing small electronics, cords, and cables in sealed, waterproof plastic bags before packing them in boxes.
- Having your moving company professionally wrap and pack your larger electronics.
- Wrapping wooden furniture, appliances, artwork, and mirrors in heavy plastic wrap or blankets.
- Shrink-wrapping your personal items, such as clothing, before packing them.
- Protect your entryway floors with towels and large blankets in the doorways, doorsteps, entryway, and hallway. Create a designated spot for everyone to wipe off shoes and boots before entering the house.
- If your new home has wood floors, cover the floors in the entryway with a waterproof tarp. Wood flooring is highly susceptible to water damage, leading to floors that warp, swell, and crack.
- If the weather is wet enough that your moving boxes are soaked, unpack them as quickly as possible to avoid water damage to the contents.
- Moving day hustle and bustle, combined with cold, slick conditions, is a recipe for slips and falls inside and outside the house. If it’s snowing, sleeting, or raining, make sure the driveway, sidewalks, and front doorsteps are clear of moisture and debris, and safe to walk on. Depending on how extreme the weather is, it won’t hurt to break out the salt.