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Getting moving in the winter

People moving into a new home during the winter should be sure to be careful.

People moving into a new home during the winter should be sure to be careful.

People with plans on moving in the winter may think the process is going to be more of a hassle due to variables like snow and ice. People with the desire to make their move during this time of year can avoid some hassles by taking some simple steps, says the Gentle Giant Moving Company.

On moving day, checking the weather forecast beforehand may come in handy when anticipating what the commute will be like, says the report. One person is going to be behind the wheel, which is why it is recommended that the driver should be cautious enough so that the chances of losing control of the vehicle on black ice or snow are diminished.

Depending on how cold it is, dressing in warm layers of clothing is a strategy to consider. In addition, organizing moving items depending on temperature sensitivity is recommended for items like plants, food and in some cases wood.

For movers planning on moving as early as this week should know where freezing temperatures and snowfall have already made an impact. Areas of the country already seeing snowfall and freezing temperatures include Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin.