Relocating – whether down the street or cross-country – during colder weather may seem daunting, but there are ways to make it easy! The best thing you can do to make your move easy is to hire a professional. The pros at Central Maine Moving & Storage have years of experience transporting everything from family heirlooms to exercise equipment with the utmost care, even in the harshest Maine season.
1. WATCH THE WEATHER
Central Maine Moving & Storage will keep a keen eye on the weather and stay in close contact with you leading up to the day of your move, including a call five days before your move, the day before, and the morning of your move to ensure everything is on schedule.
2. HAVE A BACKUP PLAN
Central Maine Moving & Storage will work closely with you on a back-up plan in the event that a record setting blizzard hits on the day of your move – don’t worry, we’ll make sure you, your home, and your furnishings are well taken care of.
3. KEEP COLD WEATHER CLOTHING CLOSE
Since it’s the winter make sure to keep some cold weather clothing close at hand – a winter jacket, gloves, a hat, boots. If there’s something you packed by accident, just let our movers know and we’ll do our best to help you retrieve it.
4. KEEP THE SNOW OUTSIDE
Central Maine Moving & Storage will go the extra mile to make sure your home stays clean during a winter move – we’ll clear the entryway, lay down floor mats for protection, remove shoes as needed, and clean up when we’re done.
5. KEEP THE DRIVEWAY CLEAR
We recommend customers clear their driveway and entry of snow before their move begins. Our moving crew will arrive with shovels and salt to make sure your home is easily and safely accessible.
6. PROTECT YOUR ITEMS FROM THE ELEMENTS
We’ll pack, pad, and wrap your furniture inside the home before carrying it to the truck so that your valuable items will be protected from the winter elements during your move.
7. TURN ON UTILITIES
Make sure your new home is ready for your arrival: Utilities turned on? Heat turned up? Driveway plowed? Doorways cleared? Also, have some hot beverages on hand – movers can get cold too! (Not a requirement, but very much appreciated and they’ll think you’re awesome!)
8. NEED IT LATER? PUT IT IN STORAGE
Did you sell your home in the winter but are not ready to move into your new home yet? We can pack and store your furniture locally in our military-approved, climate-controlled storage facility until you’re ready to move to your new home.
9. MOVE SOMEWHERE WARM
If you’re a snowbird looking to get away from the cold Maine winters, we can help! We’re an award-winning agent of North American Van Lines, which means we can move you nation-wide – we make frequent trips to the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, or any warm place!
10. MAKE YOUR MOVE COST EFFECTIVE
Many people prefer to move in the summer, which means moving is often more economical in the winter months – give Central Maine Moving & Storage a call to find out how we can save you money by moving during the winter!
Have more questions? We’re here to help! For more information about your winter move, give us a call at 207-947-4114 to chat with the pros. Let’s get moving, safe and warm!