Winter can be tough in Illinois. Whether you prefer hitting the slopes or cuddling up under a blanket, one thing is for sure, moving is the last thing on your mind. That’s why we are here to help!
Life doesn’t happen on schedule, you might have to trade in the skis for moving boxes this year. But don’t most people move in the summer? Yes, summer is the most popular moving season, but it doesn’t mean moving in Winter is impossible or difficult. Just different.
Preparedness is key. Follow these easy tips to help avoid any mistakes during your move. You’ll be home before you know it.
1) Preparing for Winter Weather!
The biggest difference from moving in the summer is winter weather! A snowstorm on moving day might make moving out a challenge. Keep an eye on the weather forecast leading up to the day. You don’t want to be surprised by a storm. Have tarps or large plastic coverings on hand to protect furniture items and boxes being carried out of your home into the snow. Even short exposure to snow can be disastrous for furniture!
2) Check the Roads!
Similarly, stay up-to-date on the impact winter weather is having on the roads. A great resource for monitoring travel conditions can be found on lakecounty.gov. The passage tool live updates with all local street closings. You won’t miss a thing!
3) Anticipate Delays!
Likewise, while planning your move, be mindful of delays due to weather when moving to a new state. Strong winter storms can wreak havoc on interstates and as a result, can slow down drivers. Be prepared for a delay by packing extra clothes/supplies with you in case your belongings get delayed.
4) Turn On Utilities!
Illinois residents take pride in handling cold temperatures, but you don’t want to be caught without heat during winter! For a full list of utility companies (and other great resources) in the Lake County area, check out this great new resident guide.
5) Stay Warm!
Moving day means doors to your home are going to be wide open while your belongings are moved in and out. Everyone should be dressed warm enough for the cold temperatures. Set up a small space heater and or run your car with the heat on for a warm-up station. You’ll family and movers will appreciate it! Don’t forget to check in with everyone periodically to make sure no one is too cold! Once your move is finished, then it’s time to warm up with some hot chocolate!
6) Zippy Shell Can Handle it!
Finally, make your move simple with Zippy Shell. Zippy Shell of Northern Illinois are pros at moving in Lake County, IL during the winter. Our team was born and raised in the area and know exactly what to expect. Visit www.zippyshell.com today to learn more about our moving and storage services. You’ll be glad you did.
How Zippy Shell Works
We’ll deliver a Zippy Shell storage container to your door. Then we’ll store it in our secure climate controlled storage center. Don’t need storage? Then we’ll deliver it to your new home! It doesn’t get simpler than that.