Moving home in winter
Tips for moving home in winter
Moving house can be a fraught process at the best of times, but the latest cold spells could make the process even more stressful. We have put together some tips to help home movers avoid the pitfalls of moving home in winter.
- Be aware of your surroundings
If you are moving from a home on the hill or an unadopted track, you should speak to your removal firm to ensure they have the facilities to move safely with an inch or so of snow.
- Salt the garden path
- Don’t pack all your warm clothes
With the removal men going in and out through wide open doors, there is no point in having the heating on and your house will get cold very quickly. Keep aside some jumpers, blankets, scarves and gloves to help keep your family warm.
- Check floodline
Recent events have shown that flooding can be a serious problem through the winter months call the floodline 0845 988 1188 to check that your route does not pass through an area that is at risk of flooding and be prepared to change your route if necessary.
- Look after your pets and plants
The stress of moving can really affect your pets make sure you take care of them. Take the dog for a long walk beforehand if you are moving a long distance and make sure your pets have enough food and water for the journey. Above all particularly with hamsters and guinea pigs make sure you keep them warm. You should also take special care of house plants that cannot stand being in the cold for long.
- Put up curtains
- Look after your removals men when moving home in winter