Moving in Chicago during the winter months is not the best time of the year to move but it happens. Some people just don’t have a choice in the time of year their move occurs, so they have to deal with moving in inclement weather and cold temperatures. Sure, it would be nice if everyone could plan it so that their next move took place in comfortable weather and clear skies, but that’s just not the case. At Low Cost movers we have years of experience moving customers in all of the challenging weather conditions that the Windy City is noted for.
We’ve been through our fair share of wintery moving experiences, so we figured we’d share some tips with our customers that have helped us over the years as professional Chicago movers.
1.) Stay on top of the local weather forecast. That way, no matter what type of inclement weather conditions come your way, you should be ready for it. Can you imagine going to sleep at night thinking it was going to be 50 degrees and sunny the next day, only to wake up on moving day to find that there was a half foot of snow on the ground and it was a frigid 20 degrees? It could delay or postpone your move if you are not prepared for a little ice and/or snow and low temperatures. The best source of accurate weather forecasting in the Chicago area is The Weather Channel at http://www.weather.com/newscenter/nationalforecast/index.html. Always check the forecast a few days before your move. At Low Cost Movers we check the weather forecast every day for the following week.
2.) Save winter items for last when packing. If the weather forecast calls for snow or there is ice on the roads, make sure you have snow-shovels, salt, windshield scrapers, and any snow/ice removal tools unpacked and ready. Imagine if you and your moving truck pulled up to your new home and the driveway hadn’t even been shoveled after it had snowed? You wouldn’t want to have to dig through all of your packed stuff in the truck to get to a snow-shovel or some salt, so keep them handy as the last things loaded onto the truck!
3.) Last but definitely not least, be cautious and take your time! This means driving, carrying boxes or furniture, or even walking. This is true in inclement weather even when you aren’t moving, but even more so when you are. Pay attention and take your time if you are driving to the new home as ice and snow make for terrible driving conditions. Allow for extra time as driving a loaded moving truck in ice and snow is especially dangerous and takes more time.
So if you are moving this winter, and plan to use a moving company, get a free moving estimate from Low Cost Movers. Not only are we the lowest cost solution for moving in the Chicago area, we do it 364 days a year in all kinds of weather. Our rates start at just $65 per hour for two men and a truck. You can reach Low Cost Movers toll free at 888.856.9267 or visit us on the web at www.LowCostMovers.Net