How to Take Care of Your Items When Relocating to a Cold Country
I Love Moving is well aware of all the things that come along with the process of relocating. Which is why we keep an eye on the safety of your items in any situation. This one happens to be when relocating to a cold country. Down below we have put together for you a series of tips on how to take care of your belongings when relocating to a colder climate, stay tuned for more!
Taking care of your items
Backup your laptops and computers
Know that the cold can damage the work of batteries and can result to component damage when relocating from warm to cold climates. Before turning on the laptop in your new surroundings, allow it to warm up to the temperature of your room. Before you relocate, it is a good idea to put all your data on a hard disk in case of damage.
Keep your electronics dry
Anything with a screen like cameras, gaming devices, iPods, mp3’s and mobiles can suffer from the growth of condensation in the cold, so be sure to keep these items protected in cases and in a closed bag or pocket.
If you happen to drop one of these items in the snow, it is a good idea to know how to stop the damage from worsening. The first thing you should do is remove the battery so that it doesn’t burn up due to the electrical circuits being out in the cold and then you should take out the SIM card. Take a cloth to drive the gadget and put it in a bowl of rice to absorb the moisture.
In a cold country, when the winter season comes, and the temperatures drop below zero you are going to need to follow a couple of procedures to protect your electronic devices. Items that are safe are your television, stereo, and dishwasher because you won’t have the need to take them outside. However, it is important to pay extra attention on things like you tablets, gaming devices, cameras and phones.
Protect your furniture
There are a few tips to go over for keeping your new home warm by adding a couple of touches to it. It is a good idea to pack all of your blankets, rugs, and cushions in one space if you wish to relocate furniture. If you are moving to a climate where the weather is cold, then it wouldn’t be a good idea to purchase or relocate leather sofas because of the chills.
If you do wish to relocate these leather items, due to the pricing, then try covering them with synthetic alternatives like drapes to make a layer of heat an automatically change the atmosphere of your new home. Good items to purchase for cold weather are wool, faux fur for some nice and cozy warmth. Try picking out covers for cushions and blankets that are in neutral tones before you relocate because they will go with anything in the house rather than getting some patterned material that you are going to have to match.
In conclusion, these are some crucial tips you have to go over to give your new home in a cold country a welcoming feel. When you have decided on starting to plan out your relocation, give I Love Moving a call!