Montreal Moving Blog

Moving during the winter months in Montreal presents unique challenges, from navigating snow-covered roads to protecting fragile items from the cold. Drawing from years of experience in relocating Montreal families during winter, we’ve compiled essential tips for a smooth transition:

1. Anticipate Delays

Monitor weather forecasts closely in the days leading up to your move, especially if your route includes areas like Laval and North Shore, where travel can be unpredictable. Avoid scheduling your move during snowstorms to prevent significant delays. Fortunately, moving companies often have more flexible schedules in winter due to lower demand.

2. Protect Your Floors

Winter moving can be tough on your floors due to snow, ice, and salt. Use plastic sheeting or paper to cover floors and prevent damage. Professional movers can also supply rubber floor runners for added protection. Placing utility mats outside entrances can help reduce the amount of debris brought into your home.

3. Clear Pathways

Ensure driveways and sidewalks are clear of snow and ice to facilitate safe and efficient loading and unloading. Using a shovel, salt, or snowblower will not only make the process quicker but also safer for everyone involved.

4. Secure Fragile Items and Electronics

Use bubble wrap to cushion electronics and delicate items. Since moving trucks aren’t heated, consider transporting electronics in your vehicle to protect them from drastic temperature changes. Double-packing glassware and artwork can also help prevent damage during the move.

5. Dress Appropriately and Have Tools Ready

Wear non-slip boots and waterproof clothing to stay warm and safe. Keep shovels on hand for clearing snow and ice, and use old sheets or towels to dry off furniture and belongings as needed.

6. Start Early

With shorter daylight hours in winter, beginning your move early in the day maximizes the available light and increases the likelihood of completing the move before dark.

7. Offer Warm Beverages

Providing hot drinks like coffee, tea, or hot chocolate can be a comforting gesture for your family and movers alike, offering a warm respite from the cold weather.

By following these tips, you can navigate the challenges of a winter move in Montreal more effectively, ensuring a safer and more efficient relocation for everyone involved. For more information and advice on winter moving in Montreal, visit our website or contact our team.