Top Tips for Moving House During the Winter

Moving house can be a trying enough experience at any time of the year, without the added problems of inclement weather and extended hours of darkness that a winter move can bring.

Here are a few hints and tips to make your winter move run smoothly.

Use a reliable removals firm

At Stokes Removals & Storage, we have been assisting with removals in Leicester for over half a century, so we know what we’re talking about. Attempting a house move on your own is risky enough in the summer, but there’s a real risk to your safety during winter with multiple trips between houses, down unfamiliar roads with rain battering the windscreen and heaving heavy boxes up and down icy driveways. Hiring a reputable removals company eliminates those risks.

Extend your timeline

Moving in winter adds time to your moving plan. Simple things like the kids being under your feet because of the rain, or being unable to pack up and empty the garage or shed, because it’s too dark after work: it all adds up. Just be sure to plan for them accordingly.

Watch your step

While snow is rarely a huge factor in this country, ice can prove just as hazardous. If you’re heaving boxes of belongings to and from the car, a misplaced step can cause serious injury to you and considerable damage to your goods.

Check your car

There’s nothing worse, as you see the removals van disappear in the distance with all your belongings on board that to find your own vehicle coughing and spluttering, refusing to start thanks to the winter chill. Make sure all your standard pre-journey checks are completed and everything is in order, well before you’re due to drive off for the last time.

Stokes Removals & Storage have over fifty years of experience providing expert removals in Leicester. If you’re planning a move during the winter, or any other time of the year, give us a call on 0116 239 3000 for your free, no-obligation quote.

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