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Moving in the Winter - Tips and Advice for a Cold-Weather Move

3. Make sure your car is serviced before the move - you don't want to break down in cold weather. Also keep an emergency 'survival' kit in your car that has canned food, bottled water, a first-aid kit and flashlights.

4. Make things easier on your moving company by clearing the sidewalk and driveways of ice and snow at your old and new homes. Any accident on your property could become your liability, so you need to be especially careful.

5. Make sure your new home has its heating operational before you begin the move. There will be many things to deal with on moving day -- you don't want to be fixing a furnace.
6. Your stuff will be in a cold moving van for a long time, so plan accordingly.
* Don't have any liquid that can freeze in your shipment.
* Ask the moving company about packing materials for items that could, left in cold weather for a long time, be damaged. This includes wood products. The wrapping should protect them, but to ease your mind, ask the moving company -- they're the experts.
* Plants should never be kept in a cold moving van. In fact, your moving company probably won't allow you to move them, but if bring them along in your car, be mindful of leaving them outside for too long. 

7. Have something warm to drink for the movers. They'll appreciate the gesture, and you'll probably get better service.

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