If there is one thing New Yorkers know about, it's the snow. The state has seen it fair share of days when all one could see what a blanket of white when one went outside. Although summer is the best time to move to a new home, sometimes moving in the winter cannot be helped. If you need to relocate in the winter, then there are several things you need to do if you want to make sure you move safely in or after a snow storm. Here are a few tips for preparing a New York Moving company to work in the snow.
Safety is the biggest issue. After it snows, you will need to get to work clearing the walkways and steps of snow and ice. New York movers will not do this for you, and may even cancel the appointment if the area is not clear enough that they are able to get from the truck to your home safely. You can get out there and shovel the snow yourself or you can pay someone to do it for you. In either event, make sure the area is clear before the movers arrive at your home.
To prevent the pathway from icing over during the time the New York movers are there working, put down a layer of salt on the walkway and steps. This accomplishes two things. First, the salt melts the remaining ice and prevents the area from icing over again. Second it provides the traction needed to prevent slipping and falling. The last thing you want is someone falling down steps and hurting themselves or dropping your precious possessions because they lost their balance. The salt will last for a few hours. Monitor it carefully and resalt the area as necessary to prevent the pathway from becoming unsafe.
Since water in some form is going to be everywhere, it is a good idea to wrap exposed possessions in plastic. For example, you may want to wrap your couch or dresser in plastic to prevent it from getting wet from dripping icicles. This can assist in avoiding water damage to your possessions. You should also be watching the weather. If it starts to snow again, then you may have to end the day of moving, even if the New York Movers are not finished loading your items. As many wise people have said, it is better to be safe than sorry.
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