6 Steps for an Easy NJ Move in the Snow
Moving is stressful on it’s own – but having to do it in the cold, nasty New Jersey (NJ) snow can be even harder and more cumbersome to handle.
When you’re planning on moving, and you realize that you’re move-in day might fall on a snow day, it’s best to plan ahead of time to make sure all of your belongings make it safely to their destination.
For more information on how you can better prepare for a move in the snow, contact your local leading moving company and be the most prepared you can possibly be.
In the meantime, check out some of our tips below on moving in the snow.
Watch the weather the week before.
The weather is more or less unpredictable, and you might have a hard time pinpointing whether or not your move-in day will actually fall on the snow day at hand.
Watch the weather for the week beforehand and double check that you will actually be moving in the snow. If not, you may end up making unneccessary preparations that you could have avoided.
Waterproof and protect the belongings you’ll be using outside.
If you’re going to be on the phone while walking around outside, using a GPS tracker, or any type of scale, make sure they’re protected from the weather. These tools will be extraordinarily useful for you and your moving company on move-in day, and not having them available and properly working will make the process harder.
Keep your phone in a ziplock bag (if you don’t already have a waterproof case) and use sealant to waterproof any other electronics you might need that day.
Minimize the damage to your boxes.
Try your best to keep your boxes from getting soaked. Laminated boxes are a good solution to this, as they’re already waterproof and will help you get through the winter weather.
If you’re, not using waterproof boxes, seal the bottom of your boxes particularly well with double duty masking tape to keep them protected from the elements.
Clear your street and shovel ahead of time.
The most important thing is to keep all the people and items in the move safe. This means clearing the street ahead of time to make sure no one slips, and to make sure that no items are dropped and broken in the process.
Clearing the street and driveway you are using to move will also help the movers get up and down the street with their large truck – nothing is worse than packing a truck and finding out that it can’t make it down the road because of slippage.
Double check weather protections during the move.
Double check as you’re moving boxes and items outside that everything is protected. This will help to ensure that all the proper items during the move stay in place, and unharmed.
This will also help you to be ensured that no water will be leaking into your items, ruining documents of any importance or causing you to have to purchase more items once you get to your home.
Take photos beforehand, and document any damages.
As you’re packing, take before images of the items that you’re packing as well as how they were packed and what they were packed in. If items get damaged, this documentation may help you make a claim later on in the moving process.
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