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Moving In Bad Weather

What to do when moving in bad conditions.

As Canadians we have the pleasure of dealing with snow, unfortunately these snow falls can turn in to a snowstorm with the blink of an eye. If you happen to be moving during a snowstorm here are a few tips on moving in bad weather that will lessen the difficulty of your trip from your old home to your new home.

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1. Check Weather/Routes

You want to get to your new home as soon as possible, and most likely before the movers arrive with all of your belongings. Since we don’t condone speeding through the streets, check for weather and traffic updates to make sure you’re taking the most efficient way to arrive at your new destination.

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2. Drive Slow

It is better to be safe than sorry. Driving cautiously is important in bad weather, the road conditions cause people to drive slower and the possibility of your vehicle slipping and sliding are reduced when you take your time driving in the bad weather.

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 3. Have Warm Clothes In the Car

You should keep warm clothes in the car just in case your car was to ever break down. A large winter jacket or even a blanket to keep you warm as you wait for a tow truck. You don’t want to be sitting in a car that has no heat while there is a blizzard going on outside.

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4. Protect Your Belongings

Boxes can be easily ruined from snow or the rain, so be sure to not place any boxes on the ground for a long time. You don’t want the items to fall out from the bottom as you carry the box in to your new home.

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5. A Winter-Ready Car

Make sure your vehicle is ready for the snow and the cold weather. Snow tires are a great investment and will allow your vehicle to move better in the snow. And you should make sure the liquids in your car (windshield wiper fluid, antifreeze coolant, oil) are always topped off. If your car is winter-ready, moving in bad weather should not be too difficult.

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