Moving can be a challenge at any time of the year, but winter moving can be particularly complicated and stressful to manage. While it doesn’t get freeze or snow in Tampa or Miami as it does in other parts of the country, winter moves can still prove to be difficult to plan alongside important events and festivities, holiday travel, and other considerations.
However, winter moving also has its own set of benefits to consider when planning a moving project. In particular, the low season allows customers to book local and long-distance movers more easily and with more flexibility than during peak moving season in the spring and summer. Furthermore, because it is the off-season, Miami moving and storage companies typically offer great deals and discounts that are worth looking into.
In this article, our Tampa moving and storage experts at First Class Moving Systems share our tips for planning and executing the perfect winter move. From checking for weather updates to hiring professional movers to help, here’s how you can prepare for a first-class moving experience during the coldest months of the year.
Hire Professional Local and Long-Distance Movers
If you are planning a winter move, it is highly recommended to hire a reliable moving and storage service provider to assist you throughout every step of the way. Although going for a DIY approach can work too, the convenience, safety, and efficiency offered by reputable moving companies can be worth the extra expense—and in many cases, can be more cost-effective than moving yourself. From packing to loading and unloading your boxes, professional movers can save you time, money, efficiency, and the security of your belongings, guaranteed.
Monitor the Weather
While other parts of the country are battling major snowstorms or extremely cold conditions during the winter, the weather in South Florida is mild and pleasant throughout the season—which makes moving during these months extra beneficial for our customers. Even so, it’s always important to monitor the weather conditions throughout the week while planning for a move—especially when moving long-distance.
In case of heavy rain or a surprise winter storm here in Florida, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to reschedule your move—unlike other seasons where calendars are likely to be packed and full for professional movers. If conditions are worse where you’re moving, make sure you’re prepared for rescheduling your relocation for a day when the roads are safer, and conditions are milder.
Pack for the Weather
If you’re moving long-distance, out-of-state, or across the country to a new destination where it’s snowing, make sure to plan for the weather conditions and climate where you’re moving to. Make sure to pack heavy coats, boots, snow shovels, tire chains, and anything else you might need on arrival that you wouldn’t necessarily need in Tampa or Miami.
Schedule the Move Early in the Day
It can be extremely difficult to move when it is already dark outside. With this, it is recommended to schedule the move early in the morning in order for you to take advantage of more daylight hours. Plus, when the sun sets, it will be colder and more difficult to move around.
For those moving out-of-state or across the country, check the time changes and calculate your estimated time of arrival properly to make sure you’re moving into your new home at a convenient time. Professional movers can help you determine the best moving timeline for you while taking into other winter considerations for your situation.
If you are looking for a trustworthy Miami moving and storage company to make winter moving hassle-free, contact First Class Moving Systems today. With the years of experience of our team of expert packers, movers, and moving consultants combined with our state-of-the-art facilities and tools, our team can ensure that your belongings arrive safely and securely to your new location without any hassle. For more information about our services for moving and storage, contact us by giving us a call now. You can also learn how to get a free, no-obligation consultation and pricing estimate by filling out our easy online form.