4 Ways To Stay Safe While Moving In The Winter Time

If you are planning on moving during the winter, you are going to have to contend with snow, ice, and cold weather. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that you stay safe during a winter-time move.

#1 Clear Your Walkways

On the day of your move, make sure that you get up early and clear your walkways. You are going to want to shovel any snow off your walkway and driveway at both your old home and your new home. If there is ice on the ground, you are going to want to put down salt and sand to melt the ice. 

Try to clear off your walkways and driveways so that they are clear of ice and snow; you don't want anyone to slip and fall when their hands are full. 

#2 Plan Your Move For Early In The Day

Second, keep in mind that not only does the sun rise later during the winter, it sets much earlier as well. Try to plan your move for as early in the day as possible, so that you are moving while it is nice and sunny outside. You don't want to have to contend with moving in the dark; the temperatures will be colder and you will not be able to see potential hazards on the ground either. 

Try to schedule your move so that you are wrapped up with everything by around four o'clock; that way you'll ensure that you don't dip into the twilight hours.

#3 Layer-Up

When moving in the winter you want to make sure that you are warm, but that your arm movements are not restricted because you are so bulked up with clothing. 

Try to wear layers to stay warm when moving. Wear a nice, thermal undershirt and bottoms, and put a t-shirt and jeans on top, with a light winter jacket as well as a hat and scarf. That should be enough to keep you warm, without inhibiting your mobility. 

#4 Have Warm Drinks Ready

Finally, moving is a physically demanding job, so it is important to stay hydrated. Since you are moving in the winter time, it is important to stay warm as well. 

You may want to keep out your coffee maker or slow cooker so that you can have a steady supply of coffee, cider, or hot chocolate on hand for everyone who is helping you move. These three drinks are easy to make, and will help keep everyone hydrated and warm. Make sure that you have disposable coffee cups for everyone to use to cut down on the clean-up. Be sure to keep water on hand as well since cider and hot chocolate are sweet and coffee is a diuretic, meaning that all three of these drinks can also make you more thirsty.

For more information, talk to a professional like Father & Son Moving & Storage.