We’ve experienced some unsettled, windy weather with showers or longer spells of rain for the first weeks of 2023. The picture remains unsettled for the rest of January, dominated by the wet and windy option. If you’re planning for a house moving in the near future, keep your wellies and wet weather gear at hand, and scroll down for the top 5 tips for a smooth and hassle-free relocation.
1. Hire professional relocation services early
Start early and research for a reliable removals company, especially if you have no experience in house moving, or lack the time to take care of the process. Look for these main key points and the policies of the moving company: What is the insurance policy if your furniture or belongings got broken during the relocation? What are their methods for safely moving houses during inclement weather? Trusted relocation services will make sure everything arrives at the new location safe and sound, even in the dead of winter.
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2. Plan toward the end of winter
If possible, schedule for the move to happen toward the end of the winter. This reduces the chance of encountering snowstorms that usually occur mid-winter. You can still receive good prices from the relocation services, but with less chance of getting caught in the bad weather.
3. Dress for the weather
Don’t pack all of the warm clothes in the boxes yet. Keep aside some gloves, beanies, jumpers and scarves to help keep you and your family warm. Choose comfy but weather-proof clothes that will let you move around easily. In case the weather turns, waterproof jackets should also be set aside along with anti-slip soles footwear.
4. Care for your pets and children
Changing a new living environment can take a toll on your children and pets. Make sure to take care, pay attention to them, keep them warm and if possible, look for friends and relatives that can help look after your children or pet whilst you move.
5. Salt your path
As road salt can lower the freezing temperature of the water, sprinkle some directly on the paths and driveway that are susceptible to frost and ice when the temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The salt will help melt snow, ice and prevent slipping or falling.