Using Kelowna Storage Containers? 5 Tips for Moving in Winter

Posted on January 29, 2016

Kelowna Storage Containers moving in winter

Clearing a path to your Kelowna storage container will help ensure you can move your belongings safely in winter.

Kelowna storage containers are a great choice for people on the move any time of year. But if you happen to be moving house in the middle of winter, it‚Äôs a good idea to take certain precautions to avoid unexpected delays or complications.

By following a few simple steps, you can ensure the process goes as smoothly as it would any other time of year.


1. Start Early

By organizing portable storage containers for your move, you‚Äôre already alleviating some of the panic on your actual moving day. Storage companies like the Space Centre will deliver their trusty MIBOX® containers right to your home whenever you want.

That way, you don’t have to do it all in one mad rush, and it gives you a little extra leeway in the event of extreme winter weather.


2. Keep the Path Clear

Carrying boxes on slippery surfaces is a recipe for disaster. If you get a big dump of snow, it‚Äôs a good idea to clear it from the path to your Kelowna storage containers before it turns icy. Clearing the space around your container will ensure the doors can open freely as well.

Depending on your lot size and where you’re keeping your portable storage containers, you may want to have the following items handy:

  • Snow shovels
  • De-icer
  • Snowblower
  • Snow plough

The last thing you want to deal with is a sore back or other injury as a result of a slip. It’s also a good idea to wear sturdy winter boots with good traction.


3. Take Advantage of the Daylight

People love to grumble about the lack of daylight in winter. When you’re moving, it can affect more than your mood. If you work during the day, it can be difficult to find time when it’s bright enough to safely move boxes without artificial light.

One strategy is to pack boxes and other belongings indoors when it’s dark outside, and move them when it’s light out. If you are moving items at night, wear a headlamp or provide suitable outdoor lighting.


4. Be Aware of the Weather

Winter weather has a habit of changing when you least expect it. As your moving day approaches, keep an eye on the local weather reports to stay up to date with current conditions.

If a heavy storm is in the forecast, you may have to accelerate your moving schedule, or push it back until the weather improves.


5. Dress in Layers

Standing idle in minus-10 feels a lot different that lifting heavy objects in minus-10. When you start moving, you may want to wear extra layers until you get going. This could include:

  • Gloves
  • Winter coats
  • Toques
  • Snow pants

But once you’ve warmed up after a couple of loads, that parka you’re wearing might start to feel a bit stuffy. If you begin to overheat and perspire, you won’t feel comfortable. You’ll also tire out sooner.

If you plan on storing items in your Kelowna storage container while it‚Äôs cold out, read our post: Kelowna Storage Containers: 3 Tips for Storing Items in Winter.


Kelowna storage containers offer a convenient and affordable way for people to pack and move their belongings. To book your move, call the experts at Space Centre Storage.

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