Tips For Safely Moving House In Winter
21st December, 2016
Winter can prove to be a challenging as well as a great time to move. Whilst the weather can prove to be a challenge, at the same time it is cheaper to move during winters. It is also easier to rent or hire movers. However, in all cases you need to be aware of the issues and weather conditions so that you can anticipate and avoid them.
Here are some of our top winter house tips to ensure a safe house move in the chilly season.
Be aware of the weather
It is important to be aware of the unwary winter season. Start seeing the forecasts and plan ahead. Make sure that you have all the equipment to remove ice and snow. Make sure that you have heating and light where you plan to move. Also, make sure that the pathways are cleared so that there is no hassle for the drivers to park the van. Make a list of all the items that you are likely to need in case of a bad weather. For instance, some salt, snow chains etc.
Winters or not, packing should be your priority. Plan ahead and estimate how much time it will take you to pack the items. Be sure that you have all the packing material and follow good guidelines. It is also a good idea to mark the cartons as per their categories. This will not only help you sort the items quickly in your new home, but also help you pack according to the category.
Make a list of to do items
Moving house in winters is a serious task. It can be very daunting and challenging. Make a list of all the ‘to do’ items. Make sure you have planned in advance and leave some buffer time in case of unforeseen circumstances. Write down all the bills you need to settle, if you need to move your gas and electric suppliers, make a list of your Christmas shopping or winters shopping in advance.
Don’t pack all your warm clothes
You need to make sure that you have plenty of warm clothes with you at the time you move. You must take into consideration that you may not start unpacking immediately. Keep all your warm clothes, plus bedding and quilts on one side and make sure you get these out as soon as you move to your new home.
Try and move during the day
Utilise the early morning time for your move. Not only the temperature drops at night but it also gets dark. Hence, if you get to your home whilst you still have day light, it might give you a couple of hours to move things inside your new home.
Plan your route
Make a list of possible routes that you can take in case of any disruptions. Winters can come with wonderful surprises; you might have unexpected snow. Keep an eye on the weather and plan the route carefully. It might be a good idea to stick to the motorways than small routes. Check on regular updates on the motorway and traffic websites to be sure that you find an open route.
Get a good Man with a Van service
Check out your local man with van services. Doing an online search is a good idea. Make sure that you hire an experienced man with a van service. Experienced movers and drivers will come with a lot of expertise to move during the winter season. This will also save you with a lot of hassle to move stuff yourself. We’ve written a dedicated guide to moving house in winter; have a read and see that you’ve not forgotten any important tips.
Best Of All Winter House Tips: Enjoy!
Don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful experience of moving your house. You are bidding farewell to wonderful memories to make many new. Don’t forget to celebrate in your new home.