Removalists Melbourne Top Tips For Winter Relocations
It’s not like the winter. Moving in the summer is straightforward. Good weather, long days, and the sunshine make things easy. Anyway, you can’t wait until the next summer to move into your new home. Forget the cold and be ready to face it. OK, the winter may be the toughest time to move. It’s extremely cold, the roads are slippery, and one of your family members may be suffering from Winter Depression. If the roads are full of snow, your interstate relocation could take 4-5 days to complete.
Well, how can you face the challenge and be a winner? You have two options here. Removalists Melbourne or DIY? Well, I have written many articles comparing hiring a mover vs DIYing. So, I am not going to compare the two here. Let’s see how you can get that winter relocation a hassle-free one.
Get rid of the snow:
OK, if the whole state is under a snow attack (which is rare in Melbourne,) there’s nothing much to do about it. Anyway, the next state in your journey may get some snow during the winter. Clear the snow in your driveways (old and new home.) If you are DIY, make sure the path to the truck is free from slippery ice. Always wear slip-resistance safety boots. The thick jacket you wear for the winter cold will act as a cushion if you fall (not while carrying heavy items.) Throw some salt to clear the ice buildups. Safety is the most important thing to consider when carrying heavy items on slippery surfaces.
Watch the Weather Reports:
Even though the chances of you getting caught in a snow storm is rare in Melbourne, don’t ignore the weather forecast. The traffic report is another thing to watch before choosing the route. Removalists Melbourne drivers know all the “less traffic” roads to reach a destination with less hassle. Keeping an eye on the weather reports is essential when moving interstate. It’s not just the snow, heavy rain is another thing to consider when selecting the route for the journey. Try your best to avoid the roads under snow attacks.
Be ready for an emergency:
Carrying heavy items on slippery ice is a nightmare. No matter how safely you do it, accidents do happen. So, it’s always better to be ready to react to such situation in advance. Removalists Melbourne staff has the knowledge on reacting to the emergency situations. If you DIY, make sure you keep below listed items throughout the relocation process.
* A snow shovel.
* An extra tire.
* Windscreen snow scraper.
* A de-icer can.
* Jumper cables.
* A first aid kit.
* Remember to take your mobile phone with you.
There’ no point of having a first aid kit if you don’t know how to use them. You don’t have to become a qualified first aider but learn the basics.
Watch out your safety:
Winter is the coldest season of the year, so wrap up yourself well to maintain the proper body temperature. A snow jacket, slip-resistance safety boots, thick/grippy gloves, and a scarf. Well, it can rain in the winter, so wrap all your items well. The winter is the most common time to catch a cold. Take some vitamin supplements to keep your immunity system strong.
No matter the season, DIY moving comes with many downsides. Hiring a Reputable mover is a great way to prevent the obvious moving disasters. Removalists Melbourne should be your first choice here.