Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the rain and colder days. Winter can be the perfect time to move house but with it comes challenges that need to be planned for in advance. Read our top tips on how to move house successfully during winter.
Consider your choice of box
Cardboard boxes are the norm for moving house. They are easy to stack, pack, dismantle and dispose of once the move is over. But, cardboard boxes have one big weakness. When it rains they get wet and as such they lose their shape and the ability to store your items safely. To overcome this issue, if you are planning to move during winter, when rainfall is higher, check to make sure you are moving on a dry day. If you are locked into a day and the forecast is indicating rain, consider using plastic tubs to protect your items and when cardboard boxes are needed, ensure they are kept as dry as possible.
When moving it’s always a good idea to protect your floors from being damaged. Often plastic sheets are a great option as they are readily available, easy to clean and dispose of. In winter however, it may be a good idea to use another form of protection such as old sheets. Plastic can become a hazard in wet conditions, where falls and slips become more likely so a material would be a more suitable and safe option.
Wear appropriate clothing
Ensure you are wearing comfortable clothes that will allow you to move unrestricted throughout the day. Layers will be the most sensible option as you may get warm moving furniture but need an extra layer once you’re outside. People often forget to leave a moving outfit out when packing up their clothes, so make sure you plan your outfit in advance and keep it seperate. Don’t forget about your footwear too! Choose a pair of comfy, non-slip footwear that will keep your feet dry, warm and safe.
While moving during winter may have it’s setbacks, it is often one of the quieter moving months resulting in lower moving costs and great availability with removalist companies.