Living in Florida we are fortunate we do not get the winter storms and snow that typically affects our neighbors to the north. Most people, however, do not want to move during the winter months. There are several reasons for delaying a winter move, which includes fewer daylight hours, cold/frigid temperatures, wet weather, and muddy floors just to name a few. There are some benefits however to planning a winter move. Winter months are typically slower months for most moving companies which means more flexibility with moving schedules as well as cheaper rates.

If you are stuck planning a winter move, we have some tips that should help you plan like a pro.

Winter Moving Is Just Like Any Other Move

We get it, no one likes to be cold, wet, or uncomfortable. Winter moving can seem worse than it actually is. Most moves are the same (pack, load, deliver, unload, unpack), the only difference is the unpredictable weather you may be facing during your actual move day. There are things you can do prior to your move to plan for inclement weather conditions.

Floor Protection/Non-Slip

Living in Northeast Florida we are fortunate we don’t have to worry about snow. We do however have to worry about the torrential downpours, and common nor’easters that frequently hit our area. So if you find yourself moving in rainy conditions make sure you place moisture-absorbing covers on your floors that will protect your floors from getting slippery. They will also protect your movers from slipping and hurting themselves.

At Royal Moving and Storage we always come prepared for every move. We always provide a clean moving experience no matter what mother nature throws at us.

Expect Delays

We all know what traffic is like in Jacksonville. You add inclement weather to the mix and traffic becomes a nightmare. Also, during the winter months, we have less daylight. So, a move that may typically take one day, may take two during the winter months. It is always good to plan for delays. When booking your move make sure you give yourself some wiggle room and plan for the worst-case scenario.

Dress Warm

Always dress appropriately on moving day. Especially if it is cold and rainy outside. Wear warm clothes, non-slip shoes, and make sure your clothes are comfortable for all-day use. If you hired Jacksonville movers they will be doing the heavy lifting, however, having a warm beverage on hand for them will be very much appreciated.

Royal Moving and Storage is one of the top movers in Northeast Florida. We have one of the best reputations and some of the best professional movers in the business. If you would like a free moving consultation contact us today at (904) 724-6683.

Let Royal Moving and Storage Help

We understand how stressful planning a move can be. At Royal Moving and Storage we can take that stress off of your plate. We are fully licensed, and insured movers. With over 30+ years of experience and one of the best reputations in the industry, we know how to successfully move residents and businesses throughout Jacksonville. If you would like to speak with one of our moving planners contact us today at (904) 724-6683.

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