Ayla & Julia with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
As you look around your home try to imagine everything inside is now outside or in your garage. What do you think will survive the freezing temperatures?
If this move is across town, an easy solution is to shield them by surrounding the plant with paper or plastic leaving the top exposed. This protects the plant from some of the cold air, but allows the plant to breathe. Moving out of town gets complicated for various reasons (the first comment on the bottom of the linked page says it all and also has some good advice within the article http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-can-i-move-plants-cross-country-good-questions- 186049). Plants cannot go on the moving truck, but can be moved in your personal vehicle. This article also suggests taking clippings from the plants to make starter plants in your new home, instead of moving the large plants themselves. Moving Made Smooth recommends giving plants to friends, family, schools, charity, or organizations (shelters, doctor's offices, etc.).
Never use any electronics or appliances without allowing them to reach room temperature. Any liquids will freeze in the winter cold. Be sure appliances are drained. Even ink cartridges can freeze and explode, so it is better to remove them.
It is not advised to have any musical instrument in the cold or any weather extreme. If it must be on the moving truck, DO NOT open the case until your instrument reaches room temperature. Moving Made Smooth, Inc. suggests an online search for tips regarding your specific instrument or contacting a music store.
Moving Made Smooth, Inc. has selected a few articles about winter moving that you may find helpful: