Not necessarily. Moving during winter can be more challenging than during other seasons due to the cold weather and potential weather-related obstacles like snow and ice. However, with proper planning and preparation, a winter move can still be manageable and successful. By following the tips provided below, you can minimize the difficulties and make your winter move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for a winter move:


While trying to plan ahead, it is important to schedule the move as early as possible and make sure to book movers and reserve storage space early, as the demand is high during the winter months. Booking early also gives your clients more flexibility with their moving dates and helps them avoid any last-minute cancellations or delays due to weather conditions. It can also result in more favorable rates as the prices tend to increase closer to the moving date during the peak season.

Winter is also a busy season for storage facilities, so reserving storage space early ensures that your clients have a secure place to store their belongings during the transition. Confirm details with movers, such as the moving date, pickup and delivery times, and any special requests or requirements.


Shovel sidewalks and driveways. Make sure the sidewalks and driveways at both the old and new homes are cleared of snow and ice to prevent slips and falls. Sprinkle salt on the cleared paths to prevent re-freezing and further increase traction. Also, keep the entrance to both the old and new homes clear of snow and ice to ensure safe access for both movers and belongings.


It is important to lay down protective coverings such as mats at the entrance of both the old and new homes to prevent snow and salt from being tracked inside. You can also cover the floors with plastic sheeting or drop cloths to protect them from dirt, snow, and salt. Encourage movers and anyone else entering the homes to remove their shoes or wear shoe covers to minimize the amount of snow and salt that gets tracked inside.


Pack winter clothing, bedding, and other warm items in boxes marked “Open First”. This way, you will have access to these items as soon as you arrive at your new home. Label boxes with room names and a detailed list of contents to make unpacking easier. This is especially important for winter items like coats and boots that need to be easily accessible.

Do not forget to use sturdy, weather-resistant boxes to protect your belongings from snow and moisture during transit. Wrap fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, in bubble wrap and newspaper to prevent breakage during the move.


This right here is a very important aspect of moving. Organization is very key during the process of moving but more crucial even during the winter. Labeling boxes with room names and a detailed list of contents helps keep your belongings organized and makes unpacking easier.

Labeling boxes with the contents of each room can help you quickly find what you need when you arrive at your new home. This is especially important for winter items like coats and boots that need to be easily accessible. This can help you avoid confusion during the moving process and reduce the risk of items being misplaced or lost.


Staying warm is a crucial aspect throughout this moving process. Dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof clothing to stay comfortable and protected from the elements. Keep warm beverages handy like coffee, tea, and cocoa to help you stay warm during the move.

Also take breaks and warm up inside the homes or in a vehicle. Make sure there are heat sources available, such as portable heaters, at both the old and new homes to provide warmth during the move.


Most importantly, hire professional movers. They have the experience and training to handle a winter move efficiently and effectively, including safely transporting belongings in snowy and icy conditions. Professional movers have the right equipment, such as dollies, moving blankets, and straps, to ensure that your belongings are protected and securely transported during the move.

Hiring professionals can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries during the move, especially in challenging winter conditions. They will effectively handle the heavy lifting and transport of your belongings, freeing up time for you to focus on other important aspects of the move.


Finally, pack extra blankets in case anyone gets cold during the move or in case of a power outage. Pack non-perishable food items, like energy bars, and bottled water in case of delays or if lunch plans are disrupted. Include items like band-aids, gauze, and antiseptic wipes in case of any cuts or scrapes during the move.

A flashlight and extra batteries can be useful in case of power outages or if the move continues into the evening. Pack a change of clothing and toiletries for the first night in the new home.

With Go To Moving, you can expect professional and reliable services to ensure that your belongings are moved safely and efficiently, even during the winter months. We are open 12 months a year and you are encouraged to book early, pack wisely, and Go To Moving will take care of the rest. By moving with us, you can have a successful winter move.
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