Planning a business relocation this winter? While a warm-weather move may seem ideal, you’re not always able to plan such things around the weather. By partnering with an experienced commercial moving company, however, you can still enjoy a hassle-free relocation even when the mercury drops.
Air-Land-Sea Van Lines, a highly rated Atlanta moving company, has completed thousands of cold-weather moves during our more than 25 years in business, and we’ve put together some of our top tips for winter moving:
Keep an Eye on the SkyOk, so this tip is only useful if you’re an old sailor who can predict upcoming weather by looking at the sky. If you’re not, keep an eye on your weather app instead. Winter weather can change suddenly, so you’ll want to know as far in advance as possible if snow is on the way.
Protect Against Slip-and-Fall AccidentsSalt or otherwise treat the sidewalks and any other spots you’ll use during the move. Be sure to treat both locations and have extra supplies on hand to re-treat as needed throughout the day.
Turn Up the Heat!Turn the heat on at both locations several hours before the move, so you won’t have to deal with the cold inside as well as outside.
Protect the FloorsIf there is to be any precipitation on moving day—be it snow or rain—you’ll want to put down mats to protect the flooring. Be sure to choose slip-proof mats for safety.
Treat Your StaffIf you’ve enlisted the help of your staff on moving day, be sure to have a selection of hot beverages available at both locations. Of course, as with any move you’ll also want to supply pizza (or another lunch or dinner option) to the staff who lends a hand.
Have Lots of Tarps on HandAnother vital tip if it may rain or snow is to have plenty of tarps on hand to cover furniture, electronics, and anything else you want to keep dry. If it’s feasible at either location, consider renting or purchasing an awning or canopy to cover the walkways.
Don’t Go It AloneThe best advice we can give for a cold-weather move is to hire an Atlanta office moving company that has the experience and equipment to make light work of any relocation. Air-Land-Sea Van Lines’ professional movers are able to handle even complex moves with ease, and we offer comprehensive services including packing, storage, corporate relocation, custom crating, furniture installation, and more.
Contact us for more information about how we can take the stress out of your winter commercial relocation. Give Air-Land-Sea Van Lines a call or fill out our online form now to schedule a moving consultation.