winter moves

Moving Tips for Winter Moves

If you live anywhere near high elevations or an early arrival of a winter dusting takes place before Christmas, then deciding to move even a short distance can be tricky. Fortunately for most Carolinians, winters usually don’t come too early, but who knows a storm might be right around the corner. If you are considering a move in any of the late fall or winter months, then you need to not only consider the weather conditions of where you are starting from but also the area in which you plan on moving to. Winters have a distinct disadvantage for moving, not only because of the shortened days of sunlight or frigid temperatures but also because of the frequency and severity of winter storms that can be brutal on travel. Most of us do not want to hire a moving company, pack up all our belongings, and move our homes during the winter. But we also don’t always have control over whether a move during the winter months will be required. If you work for a large company, you may not have a say in when or where a move might take place especially if you love and want to keep your job. If you have been trying to sell your home and you finally have a buyer and are closing during the winter, delaying to move to a new home might not be an option. But there are some benefits to moving during the winter months due to mover availability, lower demand which can afford you a more flexible schedule and possibly cheaper rates. If you are considering hiring a moving company in Gastonia NC, between November and March, here are some helpful planning tips that should help make your move go more smoothly.

Winter Moving is Like a lot of Other Moves

Moving a family and all your belonging at any time of the year can be a hassle in most southern states, especially if the weather conditions call for rain. Having to stage a garage sale or clean out and discard unwanted items during any time of the year is work. Winter conditions do make it seem harder but the work has to get accomplished just the same. The packing, loading, unloading and unpacking is equivalent for most moves, except icy, cold conditions can add an extra level of tension to an already stressful event. There are things you can plan for if your move has to take place during the winter months.

Protecting Floors/Non-slip

Living in the south, even during the winter months, one can find themselves moving in rainy conditions even if the temperatures are not quite cold enough for snow. Weather is unpredictable and forecasts are sometimes unreliable. If you are anticipating a move during the winter months you need to make sure you plan on placing moisture-absorbing floor coverings down to reduce slipping and damage occurring to floors and furniture. This will protect the movers you hire coming in and out of your home on days where rain or snow has become an issue. At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, one of the south’s oldest and most reliable moving companies, we always come prepared for any weather condition no matter where we are, or where we are going. Anticipating mother nature is always a factor when accomplishing a move, across town, the state, or across the nation especially during the winter.

Expect Delays

Traffic in large cities especially in and around Gastonia is always a factor when planning a move. Add to that inclement weather and traffic can become a major obstacle in meeting time frames and schedules. During the winter months, we take it one day at a time, knowing full well that a sudden storm can present delays and lengthen trips and time spent on the road. At Tru-Pak Moving we always assign a Moving Coordinator to every move we make keeping you informed if we experience delays or weather setbacks. We also suggest that when booking your move during the winter months to give yourself some leeway or wiggle room for scheduling. This way if we encounter a sudden storm you know we are doing everything possible to get your valuables to their final destination safely and efficiently.

Anticipate Changing Weather Conditions

Having to contend with changing temperatures is always a factor in North Carolina during the winter months. One day it might be sunny and 65* the next day cloudy, snowy, and 28*. You should always dress appropriately according to the best forecasts available but also have extra clothes on hand to handle any sudden change in temperatures. Layering warm dry clothes, non-slip shoes, and even carry chains and a snow shovel might make all of the difference in the world especially if you are traveling any distances in and around our state. At Tru-Pak Moving we always take extra precautions when accomplishing a move during winter months and so should you.

Why Hire Tru-Pak Moving Systems?

Besides our experience and reputation, getting the best value for your dollar spent, when accomplishing a move of any kind is the Tru-Pak Difference. We go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction is priority number one. Our moving services are very different than most movers in Gastonia NC. We always assign a professional Moving Estimator who is experienced in providing estimates based on the size and distance of your move. We will provide you with a firm written estimate giving you the best and most honest moving quote available. Next, we always assign a Moving Coordinator, a one-point-of-contact individual who is also highly trained in all aspects of moving services to help you decide on any moving options you might want to take advantage of. Your individual Moving Coordinator will handle any questions you may have, keep you informed of the schedule and moving time-frames, and is available 24/7 to help you with any unexpected issues or changes that might occur. And third, at Tru-Pak Moving Systems we assign every booked move their own individualized Moving Team that will handle your move from start to finish. From packing and loading to delivery and unpacking, your Moving Team of skilled professionals is responsible every step of the way, across town, or across the nation. We never hand off your valuables to anyone else when moving in the continental United States. Since 1960, Tru-Pak Moving Systems has been moving families, businesses, commercial moves, freight hauling, employee relocations, and military personnel. We can move you across town, anywhere in the country, or even around the world. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines. If you are considering a move during the winter months or at any other time of the year, give us a call at 800-659-1233 ext. 210 and talk to one of our moving specialists.

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