How to Prepare Your New Home for Move-In During the Winter in New York City

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This guide will list key things to pay attention to when preparing to move into a new home in NYC during the winter. It’s important to be ready for the unexpected weather in these months.

Whether you’re a new resident of New York City or have lived there all of your life, moving in the City can be a hassle. This effort required to move increases during the winter. Always remember to prepare your new home for Move-In during the winter, as if you don’t, your house can experience lasting consequences. Things to keep in mind include:

Protect any Materials that can be Damaged by Water

Winter can cause a lot of condensation and water from snow and ice in New York City. Weather can be unpredictable, and forecasts are not often as descriptive as you need them to be for a move. Because of this, it’s best to expect the unexpected and cover your new hardwood floors and carpets with towels and tarps. Make sure there is a layer between your items you are moving inside and what part of the floors or walls they touch just in case any snow or water sticks on them.

Cover any Slippery Surfaces

Nobody wants an accident on moving day. Ice and black ice are common in New York City during the winter months and can cause materials to undesirably slip around. This can happen inside of your house, too, if you have any slick surfaces. If you have a smooth item on top of a slick floor, the cold weather can cause condensation if being moved from inside a warm van or truck causing water to form on the floors. This can cause water puddling and slippage.

Weatherproof your Items

Weatherproofing the items you’re moving is vital in New York City. As described before, NYC weather can be unpredictable, and you never know when exactly it’ll begin snowing or hailing. If you wrap your belongings in waterproof gear like trash bags and tarps, water cannot get in to them and cause any form of water damage. This is always vital for electronics or expensive products.

Prep the Outside of your New Home

Moving in the winter can pose some unfavorable consequences in New York City. Blizzards are common in the winter months, especially in the beginning of the new year. Because of this, snow can pile outside your house. Moving with a foot of snow cannot be easy, so you’ll want to clear and shovel the snow from the sidewalks and stairs before you begin moving your items inside. This will prevent unnecessary falls, water transfer, or damage that can occur with snow in the Winter.

Weather in New York City is beautiful, especially in the winter, and you are sure to enjoy your new home when you take the proper precautionary measures while moving during this time.

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