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If you’re planning a move during the snowy season, keep these tips in mind.

Confirm Dates and Details: Stay in close contact with your mover or move coordinator, especially in the two or three days leading up to the move.

Pack With Extra Caution: If you’re moving something particularly precious to you, consider taking it with you in your car. Don’t skimp on boxes and packing materials.

Prep Your Vehicle: Schedule a tune-up with a reputable mechanic to make sure your car’s ignition, fuel, heating and computer systems are in good shape.

Prep Your Loved Ones, Too: If it’s cold and snowy outside, make sure you and those traveling with you are bundled up. Dress in layers so you can easily add or remove clothing throughout the day.

Make Sure All Access Points are Clear: Driveways and sidewalks at both ends of your move must be clear of snow, ice and slush as much as possible.

Take Care of Your Utilities: Utilities (particularly heating) need to be carefully coordinated at both ends of a winter move, especially if there’s an unplanned interval between your scheduled move day and your actual arrival.

Protect the Floors: Pick up some inexpensive plastic tarps from a hardware store and lay floor mats down at every outside door to protect hardwood, tile and carpeting. 

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