Is Hiring Movers Essential In The Winter?

As a native Chicago moving company, we know that moving during the winter is never anyone’s first choice, but sometimes it is a necessity. While we think that it is an admirable endeavor to attempt a big move all on your own, when it comes to the icy winds of winter, we have to advocate on behalf of hiring a professional moving team to help you get the job done. We’ve put together what we think are the top 4 reasons that hiring Chicagoland’s best movers for your wintertime move is essential!

A Chicago Winter Is Nothing To Joke About

If you’ve lived through any portion of a Chicago winter, you know that it is colder than cold. Snow, ice, and dropping temperatures make winter moves increasingly more dangerous than, a spring, summer, or fall move. Say you do convince your ride-or-die best friends to help you; they probably won’t have as much experience as trained professional movers for heavy lifting over icy or wet sidewalks and stairs. The biting cold temperatures create an increased risk of catching a cold during the back and forth from outside to inside. Expert movers who are seasoned and practiced at moving within all weather conditions can help protect you and your loved ones from any unnecessary risk.

In addition to the safety hazards that cold temperatures pose during a winter move, no amount of planning can truly predict what the weather will be like the day of your move. As much as we’d like to trust our weatherman, we know that Chicago skies have a mind of their own. Qualified movers will be ready and prepared for whatever nature has to offer on the day of your big transition, so you can worry about more important things like where all your holiday decor will hang in your new place!

 Moving Truck Driving and Street Dibs

Whether you’re moving a full 3-bedroom house or a studio apartment, most likely, you’ll need at least a small moving truck to get it all done! Though renting the truck yourself and bribing friends with hot spiked cider to help you load and unload sounds like a great idea in theory, in reality, driving that truck on icy, wet roads is harder than you may imagine. If you aren’t accustomed to navigating narrow Chicago winter streets with an oversized vehicle, the danger and stress may outweigh the money you might save. A Chicago moving company like ours will be able to confidently drive your belongings from your old home to your new space without any hassle.

Then there are the infamous street dibs, love them or hate them, they are a thing that every Chicago resident has to contend with. During a winter move, the chances of you being thwarted by an aptly placed lawn chair are high. Why not let experienced moving truck drivers handle the parking nightmare that often faces a Chicagoan during the coldest months of the year? 

Speed Is Key During The Holiday Season

No matter who you are, the winter months are always jam-packed with end-of-the-year deadlines, holiday events, and shopping obligations. If you are forced by fate to move during the busiest season of the year, every hour of the day is vital! A team of skilled and competent movers can turn what could be a whole weekend affair into merely a few hours so you can get back to what makes the winter season magical! Our team can even assist with packing and unpacking your belongings so you can spend more time wrapping presents and less time wrapping kitchen dishes for your move.

You’ve Got Enough Stress!

As we mentioned, the wintery season comes with a lot of joy but also a lot of stress. Though moving is often regarded as one of the most stressful experiences in one’s life, it doesn’t have to add to your holiday season anxiety. Hiring compassionate and professional movers can be a way to preserve your mental health during the frostiest chapter of the year. Practice self-care this upcoming season and let professionals handle your wintertime moving experience. 

If you’d like more tips for a successful winter move, check out a previous blog of ours, “How to Survive Your Winter Move” And as always, if you need any assistance during your transition from one home to the next, we at 606 Movers are here to help!

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