Navigating Moving House in the Winter Months

We know the summer is a popular, and in many ways preferred time of year to move for families in the UK. But plenty of you still move in the winter. As the darkness, wind, rain and frost set in, the idea of moving house might seem unpleasant, but fear not! With a bit of planning and some expert tips from us at Painless Removals, you can turn your winter move into a smooth and stress-free experience.

Book Early and Choose Wisely 

You don’t want to get close to moving day with no van or moving company avaliable to help – so make sure you book your chosen removals company well in advance. Choose a reputable company with experience in handling winter moves, as they’ll be well-prepared for any weather-related challenges. 

A good company will have protector mats and rugs to stop wet and muddy boots messing up your floors!

Check the Weather Forecast

Keep a close eye on the weather forecast leading up to your moving day. Winter can be unpredictable, and knowing what to expect will help you prepare accordingly. If snow or icy conditions are expected, plan for extra travel time and consider alternative routes.

Protect Your Belongings

Winter weather can be harsh on your belongings, so take extra precautions. Wrap fragile items with extra layers, and use waterproof covers for furniture. The last thing you want is to arrive at your new home with damaged or wet possessions.

We have protector bags and covers for mattresses and sofas as well as your fragile items!

Keep Essentials Handy

Pack a separate box with winter essentials such as warm clothing, blankets, and hot beverages. Moving in and out of the cold can be tiring, and having these essentials readily available will keep you and your moving crew comfortable.

Prepare Your New Home

You won’t believe how many people move before checking the heating is working! If you can, before moving day, make sure your new home is winter-ready. Check that heating systems are functioning, and utilities are turned on. Clear any snow or ice from walkways and driveways to ensure a safe and smooth transition into your new abode.

Keep Walkways Clear

Safety first! Shovel and de-ice walkways at both your old and new homes. This not only protects you and your moving crew but also prevents accidents and damage to your belongings.

Lighting Matters

With shorter daylight hours in winter, moving in low light conditions is a real possibility. Make sure to have portable, bright lights on hand to illuminate pathways and work areas, reducing the risk of accidents.

All our movers have head torches on hand for when it gets dark!

Plan for Delays

Winter weather can lead to unexpected delays, so plan your day with flexibility in mind. Communicate with your removals company and be prepared to adjust your schedule if needed. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Moving house in winter may present its challenges, but with careful planning and the right mindset, you can turn it into a successful and even enjoyable experience. Trust the expertise of your chosen removals company, stay vigilant with weather updates, get cosy in your new home.

We can help you move home easily and safely – get in touch for a quote.

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