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Planning a move in the winter time and cooler months means we’re faced with different challenges then during the warmer months of the year. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t move. People in Halifax and across HRM move all year round, and here at Able Movers we help them move all year round.

Here are a few things to keep in mind for a winter move around Halifax.

#1 Keep a Clear Path Where You’re Moving From and Moving Too

It’s a good idea to ensure your drive way or the path at your apartment or condo building is clear of snow and ice. This might mean getting the shovel out and moving some of that white stuff around, but it will save time in the long run. It will also ensure that footing either yourself or our movers are on is stable and safe.

#2 Have Scrap Carpet or Something to Put on the Floor at your Destination

Slush, snow and salty water can be tracked in when you’re moving during the cooler months. It’s a good idea to have either a throw away hall mat, old carpet or even large pieces of cardboard to place down to protect the floor. It’s not easy for our movers to take their shoes off every time they’re bringing something in, so protecting your floor with something ensures that your new home stays clean and we can get the job done quickly and safely.

#3 Have a Plan for Moving House Plants

When moving in mid July or August there isn’t much chance that your house plants will have a hard time surviving from point A to point B, however during the cooler fall and winter months this is a different story. We suggest ensuring you can transport your plants inside a warm car. So if you need a lot of space plan on either borrowing a larger van or making more then one trip with your plants.

#4 Assume it will take longer then Expected

Poor road conditions, changing temperatures and things that are totally out of both our and your control can slow down how long it takes to complete a full move during the cooler months. It’s best to assume you’re going to take longer to move than expected. So allow for some time for actual loading, transport and unloading of your stuff.

#5 Have a contingency plan in case of bad Weather

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes the weather can change in an instant. There is always the risk of poor weather that will make your move impossible on the day that you plan it. Keep this in mind and try to have a backup plan in case this happens to you. This might mean having two different days you could potentially move and also ensuring you don’t leave your move until the very last day of the month if that’s when you need to get out.

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