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Moving in Winter

Moving in Winter
Everyone has their own opinions on when the best time to move is. Some people say that it's the summer when the kids are off of school. Others say that the spring is better because it isn't too hot and you can have the windows open comfortably to air out the new place. One time of the year that you don't often hear, however, is the winter. This is because there are a lot of things that can go wrong in winter that are unique to the time. You don't need to worry about ice if you're moving in the summer, for example. Holiday traffic is often worse around this time of the year. Sometimes, though, you can't help it. So what are some simple ways to make moving during the winter nice and easy?

One of the most important things to do is 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 rain this Sunday. This is something that may complicate moving plans depending upon how heavy the rainfall is, the temperature, and whether or not either location has a tendency to flood. Always check for things like possible icy conditions or dense fog 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 concerning when you are in cold weather. Not only is it not the healthiest thing to be sweaty in very cold temperatures, but it can lull you into a false sense of warmth and make you ignore certain signs that you need to tap out for a little while and warm up. Make sure that you have water or sports drinks to keep yourself hydrated, and maybe something warm to drink as well to regulate your temperature.

While people move less frequently in the winter, you never know when you’ll have to do just that. Ask around and see if any of your friends have done it before and ask what they did to make it easier on themselves. You never know what helpful tips you might find!

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