Although moving at any time of the year is stressful, it is especially arduous in the winter. Windy, wet and cold weather makes even the easiest tasks harder to undertake, so moving home or business is guaranteed to be far more stressful in winter. Nevertheless, it isn’t impossible, as long as you go about the removals process appropriately. Here, we’re detailing the top tips for moving home in winter!
Research Your Removals Company Beforehand
Moving home or business requires professional help to completely ensure that all of your belongings are transported safely and responsibly. What’s more, some companies offer different services to others, so you’ll need to research each in your area to find the best for your requirements. You should also contact a handful of these companies to discern which gives the best customer service.
Book Your Move Early!
Once you find an outstanding removals company, you should book their services in as soon as possible. Avoid disappointment and the stress of having to move too close to the holidays, and begin packing your belongings up well in advance as well.
Grit Your Driveway and Paths
Lugging large and heavy items from your home or premises to the moving van is a trying task anyway, but with slippery floors it becomes perilous. If it snows, clear it away regularly to make moving goods easier, then grit the driveway and path. Gritting these areas before extreme cold or snow hits will also prevent frost from forming, as the salt found in grit reduces the freezing point of water.
Plan Out Heating
To avoid the danger posed by frozen pipes and damp in the winter, you need to plan heating arrangements beforehand. You should therefore take measures to ensure your home or premises are kept sufficiently warm prior to your arrival. By contacting your new home or premises’ current owner, you can arrange with them to leave a low heating setting on to prevent freezing pipes and keep the worst of the damp at bay.
Prepare for Every Outcome – Pack an Essentials Box!
Perhaps most importantly, in preparation for your move you should pack an essentials box. This will include towels, heaters, some food, flasks of hot drink, toiletries and extra jumpers, among other things. You never know what might be hanging round the corner, but your essentials box will keep you prepared.
You must remember to dress appropriately. If you have kids or elderly relatives, extra care needs to be taken to ensure they are kept warm; either ensure they have the right gear to keep warm or that they stay with friends and family during the move.
Exceptional Winter Removals from Metro Removals
Metro Removals are the premier removals service in the Kettering, Market Harborough and Thrapston areas you can rely on for an outstanding winter removal. Our family run business has over 30 years of experience in the industry, meaning there is no one better placed than us to meet all your removal requirements!
Our wide range of services includes professional packing services, piano removals, and domestic and commercial removals both nationally and overseas. Above all, we place the complete satisfaction of our customers before anything else we do, so you can rest assured that your winter removal will be as stress free as possible. To find out more, contact our friendly team today!