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Braving the Cold: Tips for Successful Winter Moving

Winter in Wisconsin is renowned for its beauty, but moving during the colder months comes with its unique set of challenges. With proper planning and a few strategic considerations, however, you can navigate winter moving seamlessly.

Here are some valuable tips to ensure a smooth transition during the snowy season.

7 Tips for Successful Winter Moving

Consider these seven tips to have a seamless move this winter:

A neighborhood covered in snow. Representing the challenges that comes from winter moving.
Are you prepared for all the challenges that come along with winter moving?

Pack a Winter Essentials Box

As you embark on your winter moving journey, pack a separate box with essential items. Include warm clothing, blankets, gloves, hats, and a thermos with hot beverages. Having these items readily available will keep you and your moving crew comfortable in the chilly temperatures.

Watch the Weather Forecast Closely

Madison winters can be unpredictable, so it's crucial to monitor the weather forecast leading up to your move. Stay informed about potential snowstorms or icy conditions that might impact your moving day. Flexibility is key; be prepared to adjust your plans if necessary. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Prepare for Winter Surprises

Wisconsin winters can be erratic, with freezing cold weather one day, and heavy snow the next. Be prepared for the unexpected by having winter supplies on hand. Keep snow shovels, ice melt, and sand within reach to tackle any unforeseen challenges, such as icy walkways or snow-covered driveways. These simple preparations can make a significant difference in keeping the moving process smooth and safe.

Coordinate Utility Transfers in Advance

One of the key elements of a successful winter move is ensuring your new home is ready for your arrival. The last thing you want to experience in your new home is no heat, water, or electricity. Coordinate with utility providers well in advance to have these essential services up and running so you have a warm, well-lit home waiting for you, making the transition into your new space much more comfortable.

Protect Your Belongings from the Elements

Winter weather can be harsh on belongings, so take extra precautions to safeguard your items during the move. Use weather-resistant packing materials, seal boxes securely to prevent moisture, our team will cover all furniture with blankets to protect them from the snowfall. And if you need help packing, Above Average Moving is ready to help. Whether you don’t have the time or you don’t want to expend the effort, we offer comprehensive packing and unpacking to services to help with your move.

Clear the Path to a Seamless Move

Before the moving truck arrives, clear your driveway and any sidewalks leading to your home. This not only helps the moving crew but also prevents accidents. It's a considerate gesture for your neighbors as well. If there's snowfall during the move, take breaks to keep these areas clear.

Communicate with Your Moving Team

Open communication with your moving team will help your winter move go smoothly. Discuss potential challenges and work together to formulate contingency plans. Experienced moving companies, like Above Average Moving, are well-versed in handling winter conditions and can provide valuable insights to ensure a successful relocation.


Moving in winter in Madison demands thoughtful planning and flexibility. From packing smart to coordinating with your moving team, each step contributes to a successful winter relocation. Embrace the beauty of winter, stay prepared, and welcome the next chapter in your new home.

For a smooth winter moving experience, consider Above Average Moving. We're dedicated to helping our clients save time, conserve energy, and eliminate worry, all while maintaining the safety and organization of their belongings.

The next time you have to move in the winter, trust our professionals to handle the heavy lifting, providing you with a stress-free transition to your new home. Happy winter moving!

Call us at (608) 556-7980 or send us a message to get started.


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