How to Prepare for winter in Denver
Moving to a cold climate from a warm one can be a shock. This is especially true if you’ve never lived in a cold climate before. To make sure that you’re nice and cozy this winter in Denver, there are a few things that you can do before you move (and when you arrive!).
Getting Around Town
Living in an air-conditioned space? You’ll want to adjust to driving life in a cold climate as soon as possible, and that might mean doing some things that you’ve never done before!
Buying a set of all-season or winter tires
Making sure your car has antifreeze
Learning to drive on ice and in snow
Keeping a warm kit in your car that includes a hat, gloves, blanket, and other warm items
Packing a shovel in your truck – just in case
If you don’t have all-wheel drive, consider purchase ice grippers too
You can always take public transportation during those really cold days, of course. Just keep in mind that you will have to prepare for unshoveled sidewalks and the occasional bout of cold wind or ice. That brings me to the next thing that you need to know: what to wear!
What to Wear In Cold Weather
The first thing that you’ll want to purchase is a warm jacket that was made just for those cold winter months – don’t go cheap when it comes to buying outdoor gear! Make sure that your jacket can handle those particularly cold days.
You’ll need some other things too like:
A warm winter hat
Some cozy gloves
Tall winter boots
Clothes that you can layer
Sunglasses – it’s sunny during the winter months!
And at home, you’ll want to purchase a nice and warm blanket or down comforter, some wool socks or other really warm socks, and things that will keep your home nice and warm all winter long. If you have any drafts in your new place, make sure to place draft dodgers or isolation material on those spots.
Life At Home
If you are moving to an apartment or condo, you won’t have to worry about shoveling and other outdoor maintenance issues. If you are moving to a home, hiring a plow company to take care of snowfall after really big snowstorms is a good idea. It’s also not a bad thought to purchase a bag or two of salt that you can distribute across your driveway or walkway when things get icy. Wintertime means cranking up the heat, too, so prepare for a few extra costs.
Moving During the Winter Months
Moving during the wintertime can be a lot of fun. Snowflakes and beautiful scenery makes the world a much brighter place, and that can be a really big part of enjoying your winter move. Plus, most people don’t move during the wintertime, so you’ll have a much better chance of picking the exact date that you want to move. Of course, hiring a professional moving team makes life simpler too. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we take care of all your moving needs, so that all you have to do is book a time, pack your stuff, buy that winter gear, and enjoy your new life in lovely Denver. If you’ve never lived in a cold environment before, winter might be a bit of a shock.
But, there’s no better place to be during the holiday season than smack in the middle of a winter wonderland. You’ll soon understand why so many songs were written about winter, and why Denver is a popular tourist attracting during ski season. Snow might be cold and wind might be hard at times, but there’s nothing quite like the glint of sunshine off of a snow bank on a warm winter day. Come to Denver, and let us help you make your life here great by kicking it all off with a pleasant move.
If you have any questions about moving to Denver, where to store your stuff in Denver, or what Denver moving company to call, just ask us. We’re happy to give you an estimate over the phone, and we can’t wait to do business with you. Moving to Denver? You’ll want Exodus Moving and Storage on your side! Call us today!