Fortunately, when you live in Ventura County, winter moving isn’t quite as difficult as it is for areas that get a lot of snow. However, that doesn’t mean that winter is the easiest time to move. Sure, it’s a lot cooler, but at Hilford Moving and Storage, we know that there are some things you should keep in mind to make sure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible.
Avoid Holiday Traffic
To start, there are plenty of holidays in the winter, which means traffic is even worse than usual. For that reason, you’re better off avoiding holidays if you can. Even the days leading up to the holidays can be busy because so many people are trying to do their last-minute shopping. You can drastically cut down your travel time by postponing your move until the holidays are over. You’re moving after the holidays? You’re already ahead of the game!
Keep Seasonal Items Separate
Keep organized with your seasonal items. Instead of packing all clothing together, all decorations together, all outdoor toys and furniture together, keep them separated and well-labeled. That way, you know where to store items based on season, and which to keep handy and unpack right away.
Turn on Utilities in New Home
Even though we are lucky that temperatures don’t get too low, our Ventura moving company always recommends that customers make sure their utilities are all set to be turned on when they move. The last thing you want to worry about is not having any heat or lights when you are trying to get comfortable in a new home.
Finally, you should be cautious of your spending if you are planning to move in the winter. A relocation has enough expenses, especially if you’re moving a long distance, so you need to make sure that you put aside enough money and carefully budget due to the recent holiday spending. The credit card bills are rolling in about now, and between gifts and travel, they may extend into a second month. If you’re concerned that money might be tight, you should discuss your financial needs with your moving company to create a custom moving plan that fits your budget.If you would like to get in touch with Hilford Moving and Storage to start planning your winter move, we encourage you to give us a call. You can speak with a knowledgeable representative about the benefits of choosing an agent of Allied Van Lines for your next move, or you can fill out our online form to request a free quote for your upcoming relocation.