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Reliable Ottawa Movers: Winter Moving Tips

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Residential Moving Services in Ottawa Discuss Key to Successful Seasonal Move

You know the old saying—Canada has two seasons: winter, and moving season. If only it were so! Sometimes, however, you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to move house the middle of winter. Even with the help of residential moving services, Ottawa families can find a winter move to be a whole new kind of challenge. But with the right preparations and a lot of spirit, you can make it through this experience in one piece, and you’ll be enjoying the warmth and comfort of your new home in no time.

Leave Nothing to Chance

If your new home needs to have the heat and hydro turned on or transferred into your name, don’t leave this to the last minute. There can be all kinds of delays, and before you know it, your heat is off or otherwise hasn’t had enough time to fully warm up your new home. Be absolutely sure that details such as this get taken care of with enough wiggle room to allow for any delays that come up.

Pack Smart

All of Ottawa’s most reliable movers will tell you the same thing, but it’s even truer in the winter: you need to be smart about how you pack. If an unexpected snowstorm on moving day fills up your driveway with more snow than you can comfortably move items through, it pays to have your shovel on hand without having to go dig for it—not to mention warm gloves, extra layers, and more that keeps you warm and safe. And speaking of the shovel…

Plan Ahead

Take some time to visit your new home in the days leading up to the move, and think about how the move will go. If you’re working with one of Ottawa’s residential moving services, where will they park? Which walkways are you—or they—most likely to use? If snow needs to be cleared from these areas, now is a good time to do it. You can also add some salt or ice melt to make things safer.

Have a Backup

Even the most reliable Ottawa movers can’t navigate the most dangerous conditions. If a sudden storm system moves in that endangers your move, you may need to rely on a backup plan—an alternate date, an alternate route, or some other way to make sure your move is completed safely and properly.

Hire Professional, Reliable Movers

The best way to ensure a successful move is to work with experienced professionals who have done it before. These movers will pull it off without a hitch, know how to protect your belongings and your floors (new and old) from the conditions, and if your move comes up unexpectedly, they’ll be able to help you pull off a seemingly-impossible last-minute move.
Call residential moving services in Ottawa for the perfect winter move.