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Winter Moving Tips to keep you on the move

As the nights draw in, moving house in winter can be a good time to move house due a decreasing number of house moves within the removal industry. However you may save money but moving in winter can be more difficult if you are not prepared. So here are some handy tips from, the award winning moving house site to help your move go smoothly.

• Be prepared and plan ahead. If you are using a removal company over the holiday period then book early. This time may be ideal for you to unpack but most companies reduce staff numbers over this period so you may not get the company you want or worse pay more for overtime.

• Check the weather forecast. Most forecasts are done 5 days in advance so if really bad weather is predicted then contact the removal company and see if they can work around another day. After all they don’t want to get stuck.

• Check your vehicle and have an emergency kit to hand. Breaking down at the best of times is no fun but on moving day can be a nightmare especially if you have a removal company waiting for keys etc. Make sure you give your car a full service and that you have a first aid kit and a torch

• Snow. If you have to move when it snows or is forecasted to, salt your driveways, steps and paths. Not only to prevent your removal van getting stuck but also you don’t want anyone to slip when carrying heavy boxes. Buy a shovel early as a lot of shops sell out at the hints of bad weather.

• Use appropriate equipment. If you are moving yourself use good quality double walled boxes that won’t get wet and damp and fall apart. Products like carpet protectors and floor protectors are also good for keeping your carpets clean especially if wet or snowy outside. Plastic covers for mattress and sofa are also worth their weight in gold.

• Outside items. If possible take outside items like plants and furniture into a dry place i.e. garage. Allow them to dry out so that they don’t wet the van and other items at the same time.

• Clothes. Make sure you don’t pack all your winter clothes and have warm items to hand and ideally an extra set in the car.

• Torch/lightbulbs. Moving home in winter usually ends up moving in the dark. Make sure you have a supply of torches and lightbulbs just incase.

• Don’t pack the kettle. Moving house in winter and during cold weather is exspecially hard work so keep warm beverages on hand. Your removal crew will really appreciate it.

• Settle in quickly. Unpacking the curtains and getting out throws will not only have your house feel warmer but also help you feel settled in quicker.


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Editor’s notes:

Andrew Scholey started the website over 12 years ago. Andrew is an ex-removal man with over 20 years experience in the industry so can give a trade perspective to the general public.

Andrew developed the idea of as he wanted to help make the experience of moving less fraught. The site was developed around feedback from movers during Andrew’s long time working in the Industry. It is the only site in the UK that is dedicated to the last stages of moving and based on industry experience rather than hearsay. The site is not run by one removal or self storage company or trade association or financial advertising agency and so is able to offer totally unbiased advice.

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