Moving in the Winter

Moving in the spring, summer or fall is stressful as it is, but try adding below freezing temperatures, snowstorms and bulky winter clothing and it’s bound to get much more stressful.  Here are some tips to help the process move along as quickly as possible.

Heat

Set your new home up with heat and hot water.  Make sure you have some spare blankets just in case someone needs something to get a little warmer. Pack your winter jackets, a couple extra layers and some warm socks separate from your other boxes.

Salt & Shovel

Keep an eye on the weather the week that you’re supposed to move.  Plan to go ahead of time and shovel your walkway and driveway.  In addition to shovelling, salt or sand as well to help avoid any accidents.  If you are not in the same area as your new home, call a local snow removal company and have them check on the condition of your new space.  If it’s a considerable amount of snow, it’ll be worth it to pay to have it all cleared up.

Warm Beverages

Purchase a plug-in kettle to have on hand for moving day.  Offer tea, hot chocolate and coffee to your helper and moving team.  Plus, it’ll be extra appreciated on a hectic day!

Have a Backup Plan

Lastly, figure out what is on the route to your new home and keep an eye out for hotels or rest stops along the way just in case you need to pull over and wait out a storm.  Perhaps there is family around that you can stay with, in the event that you have to postpone your move.

The team at Mike The Mover is trained to move in any weather conditions.  Eliminate the stress of coordinating everything, especially when there are a few more things that can go wrong when moving in the winter.

Mike The Mover is Open For Business!

 
Moving services are deemed ESSENTIAL in the Government of Ontario List of Essential Workplaces. 

**We have closed the warehouse and office to customer drop-offs/pick-ups until further notice**

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STOP THE SPREAD

We have updated our Health and Safety standards:
• All surfaces, trucks & equipment, door handles, workstations, etc. are disinfected regularly
• Employees are instructed to wash their hands regularly, avoid touching their faces, and are supplied gloves
• Employees are instructed to maintain 2+ meter distance from clients
• Movers are kept in the same teams to avoid large group interactions
• Anyone with flu-like symptoms are asked to stay home
• Confirming with customers that they are not showing any flu-like symptoms before our staff arrive to provide moving services
• Closing our warehouse and office to customer drop-offs and pick-ups

What can we all do?
• Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette
• Practice Social Distancing and Stay home
• Disinfect your home: disinfect door handles, countertops, and surfaces

We will always take our customers’ and employees’ safety and health very seriously. We are following the advice of Public Health Organizations as the situation develops. We thank you for your continued support, and we will continue to keep you informed as we take additional action.

Federal safety guidance to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19 in commercial vehicle operations

Updated April 4, 2020