Moving Home in the Winter

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Moving home at any time of the year is stressful. But it can feel even worse in the middle of winter, battling against the elements.

Here are a few tips on how to make your winter move a little bit easier.

Get Organised

Many moving firms such as Gallagher’s Removals, can get very busy in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. So, as soon as you know your moving date, book your chosen company. Remember that it may be more difficult than usual to call in family and friends to help out over the festive season so begin packing early, making the most out of fewer daylight hours.

Plan how you’re going to protect your belongings should you be unlucky enough to be hit with rain, sleet or snow on moving day. Make sure you have enough protective coverings for your belongings. Ideally, use boxes which can be sealed and remember that cardboard doesn’t perform well when it’s wet, so consider opting for plastic boxes instead. At the very least, have some plastic sheets or blankets ready to cover items if necessary.

Of course, not all of your belongings may fit neatly into a protective box. For the big, valuable items, plan exactly how you will move them from one place to another. You won’t want them sitting outside exposed to the elements for long!

On the Day Itself

If you do have snow on moving day, make sure that the paths around your property are clear. Consider protecting floors inside to avoid damage from wet shoes.

Make sure your kettle is readily to hand at your old and new home. Being able to provide everyone with a warm drink will be gratefully received on the day.

Of course, in the most severe of winter weather, it is always worth having a back-up plan to consider doing it on a different day. Keep a watch on the forecast and plan ahead to make your move as smooth as possible.