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Moving in the Winter Months

Posted on December 19, 2018

Moving home is stressful enough. Moving in the winter months can add to the stress. However, with some early planning, you can make moving smooth and cheerful.

Get to the Task Early

Days are shorter during winter and more so if you are planning to move around Christmas.  So start your packing early in the day while you still have the daylight.

Dress for the Season

Dressing in layers will keep you warm while moving. Wear sturdy footwear with anti-slip soles to stay safe. Include a hat and grip gloves in your attire and you are well-prepared to move.

Ensure Safe Packaging to Keep Your Belongings Intact

Avoid boxes without a lid or any kind of protective covering. In case of heavy rain or snow, there is a risk of cardboard boxes getting wet, which can damage your belongings. So, use plastic containers with wheels, if possible.

If you are hiring a removal company, then do not worry about safe packaging because professional movers will handle all the packaging carefully.

Carry Some Eatables

Have a bag with some snacks and drinks in hand to keep you energised on the way. This saves time that you would otherwise need for taking a break (thereby delaying the travel) on the way.

Carry a flask of hot water, coffee or soup, and sandwiches and snacks. With food in your body, you’ll feel less stressful at your new home or in case of bad weather on the way.

Prepare for Icy Conditions During Travel

Check your car for fuel and oil. Ensure that the tyres, brakes, windscreen and anti-freeze features are functioning well. Keep a torch, snow shovel and a breakdown cover handy.

Warm Up at Your New Home

Turn the heater on soon after you reach your new place. Pack a kettle in your hand baggage beforehand so you can have a warm cup of tea, soup or chocolate before you begin to unpack.

If the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse, consider cancelling your moving.

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