3 Items that Should Not be Left Out in the Cold when Moving in the Winter


The Vancouver weather forecast this week calls for multiple days of below freezing temperatures. While those numbers will only dip slightly below zero and will not greatly impact local residents during local relocations, many of our blog’s readers are moving over long distances to climates that are hard pressed to have the temperature rise above zero at any point over the season. For those of you that fall within the latter category our Vancouver moving company has listed the three items that should be last-out of the current home and first-in the new home when the relocation takes place amidst the icy touch of Jack Frost.

3 Things that Should Stay Indoors During a Cold Weather Move

1. Electronics

If your truly want to protect the decibel levels, pixels, and diodes of your prized (and expensive) home entertainment and office set-up then keep them from sitting in queue at any point during your cold weather relocation. While passing from home to transport will have no negative repercussion any unforeseen circumstances that leave climate sensitive electronics in freezing temperatures can impact their performance.

2. Household Plants

Household plants are very sensitive to sudden changes in temperature. While some can withstand temporary holding in cold outdoor temperatures most tropical varieties will feel the immediate bite of extreme cold. Keep your plants well wrapped and indoors until the last minute when moving this winter and bring them into the new home promptly.

3. Aquariums & Terrariums

Household plants can often recover from being left out on the cold for a short time. They may wilt for awhile but proper care can return them to their former lush glory. However, for the inhabitants of your home’s aquarium or terrarium the impact will likely be fatal. Wether your home has a pet with fins or a reptilian tail be sure to exercise extreme caution when moving them in cold temperatures. At no point should they be left to feel the slightest touch of cold air. The homes (current and new) should maintain their suggested room temperature (appropriate to the pet) and your vehicle should be temperature adjusted accordingly before the creature is brought in and transported. Discuss the relocation with the pet shop from where you acquired the pet as they will provide you with the best advice about what to prepare for on the cold weather move.

To prevent any unforeseen events that may cause any of the above items to be left out in the cold during your winter season move we suggest securing the services of a professional mover with years of experience in relocating households in every imaginable climate condition. Best Choice is that mover so feel free to contact our Vancouver moving & storage company anytime.