Tips for Moving in the Winter

Moving is never fun, it is exhausting and chaotic at the best of times but when you try and move in the middle of winter the whole situation is even worse.  Most people move during the summer months, the kids are out of school and it is just easier for everyone.  For those few that get stuck moving during the colder months then here are some tips for moving in the winter.

Book Early

Winter or summer you should always book your removal van early, you may not be the only person moving that weekend.  You should also ask them about winter rates you can often negotiate a discount in the slower months.

Be Flexible in Scheduling

You have two issues that come with moving during the winter months, the first is that you have less daylight than you do in the summer.  It will be dark by 5pm so you may want to get everything done early in the day or even take two days to move.  The second problem is the weather, Mother Nature is rarely cooperative.  Moving in a blizzard or icy conditions can make it dangerous so use caution and be prepared to rearrange your dates.

Get Organized

It doesn’t matter what time of year you move, you should always be organized but with limited daylight hours it is even more important.  Getting packing early and clearly label all of the boxes.  Create a checklist to make sure you have everything, check with the removal company to see if there is anything they cannot or will not move.  Here are some tips to help you get organized.

Protect Your Floors

If there is snow and ice your floors at both locations can get messy and slippery.  You can also damage your floors dragging in salt, sand and water.  Put down some protection it will keep the floors from getting damaged and keep you and your movers from slipping and falling.  At the same time make sure that all of the pathways into both places are clear and the walkways are safe.

Hire a Reputable Removal Company

Moving isn’t fun nor is it cheap so make sure that you hire a professional home removals service that know what they are doing and won’t disappear with all of your stuff.  Check online reviews, get recommendations and find a company with the experience and the services that you need.  The right company can make all the difference in the world when it comes to making your move go smoothly.

Packing Advice for Moving House

Moving a house is something homeowners never look forward to. Prior to moving your house, there are various things you should do first like cleaning of the house, packing your belongings, hiring a house removal company on time. The biggest challenge here is to packing your house for relocation.

There are numerous moving house kits which you can find online and can be used for moving various categories of properties. They can be used for moving one to two bedrooms flat among others. Another technique is to hire the services of a house removal company. Moving companies have a wide variety of boxes which are ideal for sturdy items as well as more delicate things like dishes or other breakables.

Packing advice for moving house:

Pack on time

The time required for packing all of your important items will be based on how much stuff you have. It is advisable to start this process early, packing at the last minute is a headache you don’t need. For instance, if you have a bigger house you should think of packing items on a daily basis as long as you have the packing boxes. In most cases, the average time required for packing a bigger house should be almost two months. Small homes require less time when compared to larger ones.

Begin with rooms which you don’t use most

It’s essential to start packing things which you don’t use on a regular basis. Some of the items which are used seasonally are a great example like Christmas gifts, garden tools and so on. By doing this you will be ready when moving day comes and not scrambling to find boxes or trying to move with bin bags.

Pack one room at a time

Packing one room at a time not only makes your life easier it gives you a place to store your boxes of stuff.  The last two rooms that you want to pack up are the kitchen and bath.  Those are the things you will be using right up until the last day in your old home.  If you have a garage or spare bedroom start by packing those rooms up first then move to the nonessential items throughout the rest of your home.


You don’t have to go complete Maria Kondo and throw out everything in your home, but we all have old clothes and other household items that we haven’t used or needed in ages.  If you are moving to a smaller home then you definitely want to start getting rid of unnecessary things.  You can sell them on sites like eBay or you can donate them to a local charity shop.  If you are looking to donate furniture call around to local charity shops, one or more of them may come and pick them up from you.

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