It’s that time of the year when the children are back to school, people are looking for ways to stay warm, and the festivities are almost here. For most of us, this means cuddling in and enjoying the comfort of the warmth at home, while for others, this presents the best time to plan a haul. This is because summer is usually the busiest time, and because of this it makes relocation expensive. Thus planning for a winter haul is cost-effective as it is one of the off-peak seasons. Here you can be sure to get cheaper, yet professional services, and flexible dates as well.
Cross Canada movers in Inuvik have been in the business for a long time and understand the ins and out of relocating during this period, especially now that the weather is so unpredictable. It doesn’t matter if you have chosen this date for the prices, or because it needs to be done as soon as possible, we have some great ideas on having a smooth haul.
Book in advance, and have alternative dates
This is one of the periods where relocation companies are not so busy. Nonetheless, it is good to get in touch with the crew you have settled on and set a date. Come up with an alternative one just in case the weather decides to act upon the initial time.
Try to get an idea of how the weather will be like
During winter, it can go from slight snow to a full-on blizzard in a matter of minutes and so in the days before the haul, check the forecast which will help you know what to expect and be fully prepared.
Make sure both homes are ready for the haul
A few days before D-day, head over to the new abode and check if things are ready for your arrival. This includes utilities and making sure that the doorways are clear and there is also a place for the truck to be parked. Placemats or cloths on the floor as well to catch any falling snow and mud.
Get winter clothes
It is very cold outside, and temperatures could be as low as zero degrees. Due to this, if you are thinking of relocating during winter, then the best thing is to make sure that you are dressed warmly. Layer up so that if it gets warm during the day, then you can remove some clothing. We also suggest having a warming station for the family and the haulers as well where they can have a hot drink.
Have things ready early enough
This season is not only about how cold it is; one has to keep in mind that it gets dark earlier than other months of the year. This makes it crucial to stick to a well-timed schedule so that you do not find yourself having to carry around boxes in the dark. We recommend getting started early enough so that by the time the crew gets there, things are ready to be put into the truck. Keep in mind that the early you start the sooner you will get to the new abode.