Thinking of moving house during January and February? While the last stages of the winter might not seem like the best time at first glance, but if taken on the right way it shouldn’t have to be any harder than any other part of the year. Freezing temperatures, hostile weather conditions and low levels of light can all pose complications, but none of these is undefeatable. It does come with its advantages as well, the primary one being that removal companies tend to be far less booked up around this time so you have more likeliness of getting the one you want at the time you want it.
Unfortunately, we can’t always pick and choose what time of year to move, and certain circumstances can make a winter move inescapable. Here is some advice to help get you through it:
- Make up a 24-hour box. This is a box filled with things that you can easily identify and can open straight away. Things you don’t want to have to search through everything to find, things like the kettle, mugs, tea bags, pots, pans, towels, tinned food, a change of clothes and toiletries are just some ideas you can include.
- Make the most of the precious light that you get, you might only have around 8 hours to utilize. Try and organize it so you start your move as soon as the suns out and about, aiming to finish and to be relaxing in your new home by the time it’s getting dark.
- Talk to your estate agent, it might be possible to get the heating put on a low temperature in your new property before you arrive, making it a more comfortable environment for when you arrive.
- Never hesitate to ask your movers directly what they know about moving in winter, they will have gathered valuable knowledge over their time working in the industry and will have a bank of information and advice that you can and should take advantage of.