Strategies for Moving Home in the Winter


Moving house is a stressful experience no matter when you do it, however moving home in the winter months can bring additional stress and complications. For those who are planning moving home in the winter, here are a few tips to make the process run as smoothly as possible.

Organising a Move Around Christmas

One of the main reasons people are reluctant to move house at the start of the winter is Christmas. Whether you plan to hold the festivities in your new home or not, you are most certainly going to want to feel organised in the run up to the big event. That is why you should plan your move in advance. This includes booking a removals company like us, Gallaghers Removals or hiring a van if you think you can complete the move yourselves, purchasing packing boxes and tape, and starting to sort belongings with plenty of time to spare. This will allow you to pack in stages, which will be much better for your state of mind. You might also want to buy yourself a label machine and consider asking friends or family for some help on the day of your move, and the days preceding your completion.

Thinking About the Essentials

Not only will you have a long list of to dos before moving out of your old accommodation, you should think ahead to your new property and whether any appliances will need switching on ahead of your arrival and, of course, whether it will need heating. On a similar note, having a box if essentials on hand from the moment your arrive in your new house is a great idea. This might include things like toiletries, a kettle, mugs, packs of instant soups and other snacks, as well as some items to distract little children if you have a young family. Finally, make sure that you won’t be greeted to a snow-covered or icy driveway by checking the weather forecast in advance.