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Tips for Moving House at Christmas

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There’s no doubt about it, moving house can be stressful, not least over the Christmas season. Moving into a new property is extremely time-consuming and it takes a lot to pack all your belongings into boxes, transport them to your new place, and unpack once you’re there. So, you can only imagine how much more stressful the whole process can be with Christmas added to the mix.

As a professional removal company, we can help you save time on your move, even amidst all the stress of Christmas-time. We’ve also put together some helpful tips to make the moving process easier for you right before your festive Christmas celebrations.

Consider the Weather Forecast

Winter, Snow, Sunrise, Sunset, ColorsIn the UK, the weather during the Christmas season can be temperamental and in some parts of the country, there may even be snow. Snow and ice on the ground play havoc with removal vans, so it is important you salt your driveway to ensure the removals team don’t slip when transporting your belongings between your home and the removals van.

If the weather is particularly cold and wintery, make sure you wear a warm coat, gloves, hat, and scarfs. It might sound like advice your mother would give you, but it will help prevent you having the extra stress of getting a cold over the festive season.

Don’t Forget Important Pieces of Paperwork

Sometimes during the moving chaos, it can be easy to forget those important documents such as bills and other paperwork. To ensure you don’t forget anything important, we have written a full moving checklist to help you remember everything you need to.

Plan the Entire Trip

There are so many things to consider when moving house at Christmas time and one of the best things you can do to make the process easier is planning the entire trip. Consider what the weather is doing, what day of the week you’re going to move, and how long the journey will take. Planning ahead is a great way to ensure a stress-free move at such a busy time of year.

Don’t Forget Your Utilities

Light, Lamp, Electricity, Power, DesignThe worst thing you can do when moving over the Christmas season is forgetting to take into consideration all your utility bills. Make sure you review all remaining bills from your electricity or gas supplier, water supplier, building taxes, and internet suppliers. You also need to ensure you inform all the above-mentioned suppliers that you’re moving home. If you take care of this in advance, you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities without having to worry.

Give Everyone Your New Address

Christmas time is when so many people receive huge numbers of cards, presents, and messages from family and friends. However, you won’t be receiving any of these things if you don’t update your address! Let everyone in your phone book know where you’re moving to so they know where to send those highly-anticipated Christmas gifts.

Confirm Your Moving Date

Christmas is a busy time of year and it is easy for things to be overlooked. So, it is important to confirm everything you do. One of the most important confirmations you need to make is your moving date. Hiring a professional moving company is a great choice for your move as it helps reduce any stress, helping your move go smoothly. However, as the date gets closer it is important to confirm your moving date with the company. Don’t leave it until the last minute and cause yourself unnecessary stress.

Organise Your Packing

Baggage, Luggage, Bag, Suitcase, TravelPacking is the task that takes the longest, so the best thing you can do to make things easier during the Christmas season is to start organising your packing early. Start with small steps and work through every room of your home little by little to declutter, organise, and pack. Labelling each and every box you pack is extremely important and makes it much easier for you to find the things you need. The sooner you start, the easier the process will be.

Dismantle Furniture Early

Our team can help dismantle your furniture so that you don’t have to. We know how stressful moving can be and that’s why we’re here to help you every step of the way. Dismantling furniture can take a long time – especially if items are big, chunky, or difficult to take apart. So, it is best to dismantle your furniture early to relieve any stress.

Top tip: store all screws and furniture accessories you remove in clearly labelled bags so that you can easily put the furniture items back together once you’ve moved in.

Let Our Team Help Make Your Move Easier

By following the advice and moving process tips we’ve mentioned above, you can help make your move at Christmas a whole lot easier. Not only will our advice help you stay organised and in control of the festive moving process, but it will also help give you some extra time to get that last-minute Christmas shopping done.

If you would like help with your move over Christmas, if you need packing supplies, or you would like our team to take full control of your move, call us today. We would be more than happy to help make your move easier over the Christmas season.