This winter, the Bassy’s Removals team wants to ensure moving house this winter goes smoothly for you, and without a hitch. The slippery, cold and wet conditions aren’t exactly ideal for a house move, but they must be dealt with.
Only 5.5% of house removals took place in January last year, indicating that it is certainly not the most popular time for a move.
But, if you’re in need of a removal company that gets it right every time, you’ll want to get in touch with Bassy’s Removals team today. We can make the difficulty of moving in winter disappear. We offer a personal service that commits to getting the job done right each and every time.
So here are the team’s top 5 winter moving tips, to keep your move going this cold season.
Regardless of the season, dressing appropriately for your move is a crucial factor in it running smoothly. You need to be wearing suitable clothing that is comfortable and allows for free movement.
When moving in the winter, consider layering up and wearing practical shoes to keep you warm on the day of your move. Layers can easily be added and removed to suit the changes in temperature between the house, your car and outside. We suggest footwear with anti-slip soles also, to ensure your grip on a potentially slippery surface.
Allow For More Time
Snow and ice are the main culprits of weather-based traffic disruption. Hopefully, the two shouldn’t cause you major problems on the day of your move. However, it is something that you should prepare for just in case. You should prepare for yourself and your removal van to travel a little slower than usual when moving in winter.
In addition to this, the days are shorter and darker, so if you’re planning to move this winter, aim to get most of the work done during the day whilst it’s light.
Protect Your Belongings
Of course, you should protect your belongings whenever you move house, not just in the winter. But when it’s icy and wet underfoot, take extra care when wrapping up your personal items. Better yet, enlist the help of a professional removal company like Bassy’s Removals to ensure the proper packing of your items this winter.
Check Your Vehicle
As you do with your car before you go to work, ensure that you’ve done your winter vehicle checks. Check that your car has plenty of fuel, a de-icer and an ice-scraper so that it is ready to go.
Doing these checks and getting your vehicle up to scratch is sure to help make your move run smoothly this winter.
Get the Heating Sorted
There will be nothing worse than doing a house move in the freezing cold weather, and then not having control over your heating. Make sure that you have arranged to take over the power supplies in your new home. Also, if you can afford to do so, ask the previous owners of the home to keep the heating on low when they leave. This will stop the pipes from freezing and effectively get your home nice and toasty for your arrival.
A move with Bassy’s Removals is always a smart choice. Our testimonials depict our level of service and the care that goes into each and every job we complete.
Enquire today with the team to get started with your house move this winter. We’re here for you, whenever you need us.