Moving to Denver in the winter is not ideal, but sometimes a job or life change makes that decision for you. While the thought of moving when it’s cold outside may make you shudder, understand that Denver still has plenty of sunny days in the winter, and when it snows, it can melt pretty fast. However, the city is also not immune to sudden storms and downright blizzards, so it’s best to be prepared for anything, as Denver moving specialists can certainly attest. The following tips will help get you through your winter move:
- Ensure utilities are turned on. If it’s cold outside, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a cold inside (plus no electricity or water to make a nice hot drink). So make sure your utilities—heat, electricity, and water—are already set up. You may even want to turn them on a couple of days before your move so that when you arrive your home will be toasty and functional.
- Keep winter items handy. It may go without saying, but sometimes in the big middle of organizing a move, practical tools for winter—such as shovels, ice scrapers, and de-icing agents, and even winter clothing items like coats, hats, and gloves—can get packed along with everything else. Make a note to keep those items out of the boxes and within reach, so you can easily grab them if you need them.
- Clear walkways. Slipping and sliding with boxes in your arms? Struggling over the snow with a lamp that’s been in the family for generations? To avoid accidents and injuries on moving day, clear your new home’s sidewalks and walkways of snow and ice as much as possible beforehand. And if you can’t be there to do it, ask a new neighbor, your agent, or your property manager to help out.
- Clean as you go. No one wants a wet, muddy mess on top of a move. So whether there’s a full-on storm outside or just a lot of melting snow, have a few towels on hand to wipe down boxes or furniture before they are brought into your new home. This will ensure your items don’t get damaged from precipitation or puddles, and will cut down on mud or moisture getting dragged indoors.
- And the biggest tip? Hire a moving company. Professional movers can do the heavy lifting and even pack for you. Besides, chances are great they’ve moved a lot of people during the winter and will have a few of their own tricks to make it go as smoothly as possible.
Eden Moving Services can help you comfortably move to Denver and other destinations, no matter the time of year. And check out this Moving Survival Guide
for all the tools and essentials you’ll need as you plan your move.