There is nothing like a bad Winter Blizzard to remind you of the need to prepare for your move in these conditions. And as a company we are reminded as well that regardless of the weather situation, the moves must go on. The weather is often unpredictable, but there are some things you can do to be prepared for any inclement weather on your moving day. Moving during a light rain does not usually cause any problems. However, moving during heavy rain can cause some challenges. If it is raining heavily, it might be best to postpone the move until the following day, if you have the luxury of doing that. But if you have a hard deadline, that will not be an option.

The most important thing is to keep your belongings dry. Therefore, we will park the moving truck as close to your house as possible and to cover the furniture with moving pads and then plastic wrap, which keeps the moving pads dry. Winter weather, such as sleet, snow, and ice, can wreak the most havoc of any weather during a move. There are special considerations to be made if you are moving during the winter months. It is your responsibility to make sure the driveway and sidewalks are clear of snow and ice and that the movers have a clear, safe path from the house to the truck. This should be done before the movers show up. Put down salt or sand to prevent ice from forming, and keep your shovels handy in case you need to clear the path again. You are also responsible for this at your destination, so make sure the shovels are easily accessible for when your belongings arrive.

Make sure the moving truck is as close to the house as possible and cover your furniture with moving pads. If it is snowing while you are moving, cover the moving pads with plastic wrap, which keeps the moving pads dry. 

Keep hot beverages, as well as water, available for those who are doing the move. If you have a portable heater, keep that plugged in somewhere so people can warm up if they need to.

If the weather is too bad, many movers will cancel a move. Often if it is too difficult for you to move out of your house, it is probably too difficult for those moving in to your house to be able to move. Also, if the roads are impassable, most moving companies will not send their trucks out. Therefore, make sure you have a supply of things you would need in an emergency.

Moving in any kind of inclement weather might take longer than anticipated, so keep calm and stay cool.