February 10, 2022

5 Tips for Moving in the Cold Season

Moving in the Cold
Winter is here. And it is absolutely freezing. With subzero temperatures and more states reaching record lows (even subtropical Florida), this has been one of the most devastating cold seasons to-date. Recently, we spoke about how climate-control was your safest investment against the coming cold. Well, now that the cold is here, we’re going to share some other tips to help with your move during the cold season.

5. Invest in a snow tarp.

You’re going to need one if you’re moving somewhere with snow. Snow can be devastating to your vehicle. Most people that migrate to colder areas from warmer areas always underestimate the damage caused by snow. A snow tarp provides a small layer of distance between snow and your car. By buying a snow tarp, you can keep your car from being totally buried by snow. It also helps avoid any cosmetic or water damage that comes from having tons of snow piled on your car.

4. Learn how to layer.

States like Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts get seriously cold. It’s important to learn how to layer. In places like Florida, you could get by with only one layer of clothing during the cold. However, you don’t want to be caught with only a sweater during a hard snow storm at -5 degrees. You’re not going to have a good time otherwise. Layer up. It’s important to have a base layer (regular clothes), an insulating layer on top of that (a sweater), and then a shell layer (a puffy jacket).

3. Pack a winter kit for your car.

We recommend that you pack the following items (or purchase a winter survival kit for your car on Amazon):
  • Thermal blanket
  • Flashlight
  • Water
  • Snow shovel
  • Ice scraper and brush
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Snow salt

  • 2. Buy some cold weather gear.

    You’ll need some clothes for intense cold weather. Chances are, you’ll find cheaper deals on winter clothing when you move to your new city. However, you don’t want to take a chance on getting caught in a snow storm while you’re there without being prepared. Always make sure that you have some spare clothes lying around – that way you’re prepared for any situation that arises.

    1. Invest in climate-control.

    Climate-control is the number one solution for your temperature-sensitive items. Even the slightest shift in temperature can be devastating to items like electronics, artwork, and even clothing. By investing in climate-control, you’re taking the first step to ensure that moisture and humidity build-up don’t damage your items. At Mini U Storage, we want you to get the most out of your investment. Browse our selection of climate-controlled options today and learn more about your nearest Mini U facility.