As we’ve discussed before, moving house can be stressful at the best of times. The logistical, physical, and emotional demands of the process are never particularly easy to navigate, but there are still factors that can make it even harder. For example, moving house during the winter months makes everything that little bit more complicated.
That’s why Kings Transport Services Ltd have put together this guide to moving house in winter. Have a read through the following advice, and you’ll be better-placed to minimize the stress on your moving day.
Prepare for the cold
Have a backup plan in place for when you enter your new home. Stories of central heating systems not working properly on the first night in a new home are all too common, and it’s advisable that you plan for the worst case scenario. Take some portable, electric heaters with you just in case, and you can ensure that your first night in the new place is a comfortable one.
Don’t leave it too late
Your window of opportunity in winter is much smaller than it is during the warmer months. The closer you are to December 21st, the less daylight you’re going to have to work with. Get started early, and maybe consider boxing some of your possessions up in advance. That way, you can avoid moving anything when it’s dark; this will make the process much safer, and much easier.
Clear the Snow
Yes, it can happen. Despite the rarity of snow in England, certain areas of the country are hit with a snow drift pretty much every year. With this in mind, it is important to plan ahead for the potential of snow affecting the move. If it does seem likely that the cold conditions will have an impact on your moving day, then try to clear your driveway and home entrances as much as possible; loading and unloading the removals van is tricky at the best of times, and it’s essential that no-one loses their footing in the process.
Consider the Christmas cards
Tell your friends and family what your new address is before the festive season begins. Otherwise, the likelihood of your Christmas cards reaching you decreases greatly. While this might not seem an essential part of moving house, receiving cards from your friends and family can add an immediate warmth to your new home. With Christmas cards and new home cards, the mantle pieces won’t be bear for long!
Hire a professional
The case for seeking professional help with your move is even stronger during winter. If there’s a chance of snow, ice, and darkness, then that really isn’t something you should be tackling alone. Contacting a company like Kings Transport Services Ltd ensures you’re covered for every eventuality. Let them do what they do best, and don’t take any unnecessary risks yourselves.
Following on from our final point, if you’d like to get in touch with a member of the Kings Transport Services Ltd team, then give us a call on 0800 083 8340, or fill out an online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!