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Moving in the Winter Weather

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I looked out my window this morning to see what it was like outside and was greeted with a giant orange moving truck. A neighbor of mine is moving to a different state and decided to do it while their child was still home from college. It makes sense in their case because they were able to get a bunch of their son’s buddies to help move everything. This naturally cut costs on an actual moving crew (although I’m sure once they got the bill for enough pizza to feed eight college boys they might feel differently) and ensured that all of the things would be properly cared for. This isn’t an option for everyone, though. What are some simple ways to make moving during the winter nice and easy?
One of the most important things is to keep an eye on the weather. While this isn’t as much of an issue in certain places of the country, it is still something to watch. For example, North Carolina is supposed to get snow this weekend. This is something that might prevent people from being comfortable driving a car, let alone a much heavier moving truck or large van. Always check for things like possibly icy conditions or even heavy rain and do your best to plan accordingly. You don’t want to get stranded with all of your belongings or damage a rented vehicle due to some inclement weather.
Another thing to think about is the actual temperature while you are moving. Bringing things into a new place will generally make you work up a sweat which can be misleading when you are in cold weather. Not only is it not particularly healthy to be sweaty in very cold temperatures, it can lull you into a false sense of warmth and make you ignore certain signs that you need to get inside for a little while and warm up. Make sure that you have water or sports drinks to keep yourself hydrated, but maybe something warm to drink as well to keep your temperature regulated.
While fewer people move in the winter, you never know when you’ll find yourself having to do just that. Ask around and see if any of your friends have done it before and ask if they have any tips to make it easier. You never know what gems you might find!