Moving in Inclement Weather

Man and woman carrying moving boxes outside snow-covered home with EZ Storage logo and text "Moving in Inclement Weather"

The weather has been wet lately in Philadelphia, but overall, the temperatures have been warm and people have been able to enjoy time outside this fall. However, we all know that winter isn’t too far away, and the first snow could fall at any time. At EZ Storage®, we want everyone to be safe during inclement weather, but if you’ve scheduled your move to a new house or apartment, there are some things to keep in mind. We always work hard to keep our storage facilities clear, so if you’re bringing things to a unit, you can easily access your space.

Be Prepared

dreamstime_xxl_4521120If you have to move in the snow, make sure you, your family, and your vehicle are prepared. It’s important to know where your winter coat, hat, and gloves are, and be sure that your snow shovel isn’t packed away in your storage unit. It can also be beneficial to keep a small shovel in your car so that when you arrive at your new h1ouse, you can clear a path to the front door. If you’re traveling on icy roads, be sure you have some sand or kitty litter to provide traction, should you become stuck on the side of the road.

If you’re hiring a moving company instead of doing everything yourself, make sure to ask them about their maintenance on their trucks. The last thing you want is for the truck to break down between your old house and your new one, and for you to have to wait for a repair service to arrive.

Cover Your Items

Most of your belongings will likely be in boxes, but for those items such as furniture, lamps, and other things that don’t fit into a box, make sure you have sheets and blankets with which to cover them. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving them to your self-storage space or your new apartment – it’s important to protect everything from snow and slush. Moisture can seriously damage certain fabrics, and if snow is falling during your move, you’ll feel better knowing that everything is covered. Keeping a towel handy to wipe down any damp boxes or furniture will also help guard against damage.

Check the Weather

dreamstime_xxl_18808192You most likely planned your moving date a few months ago, and if it falls some time in November or December, make sure to keep an eye on the weather. If a massive blizzard is going to blow through Philly on the weekend you’re planning to move, you might want to postpone or reschedule. Most moving companies will let you reschedule within a certain window of time, and some offer inclement weather policies, since they want to keep their employees safe as well.

If you’re planning to move in the near future, make sure the weather won’t hinder your plans. If you need to store some things while you settle into your new home, EZ Storage® is here to help. Our Elkins Park facility has drive-through access, making it easy to load or unload your belongings in any weather!

Call or stop by today to learn more about our storage solutions.