It is not always possible to move when you want, with moving in treacherous weather conditions sometimes the only option; however, there are things you can do to ensure you have a smooth and stress-free moving experience.
Allow for traffic delays caused by weather or holiday traffic and remember that there are fewer daylight hours. Try to get all the outside packing done when it is nice weather and save indoor packing for cold wintry nights.
On the day of the move, remember that it doesn’t matter what you look like. Comfortable, old clothes are best, as you are likely to be carrying boxes, getting hot, and possibly doing some cleaning jobs.
Remember to have a box of things you will need straight away, making sure this is with you in the car and not in the removal lorry. A kettle, mugs, tea and coffee, some refreshments, toilet roll, rubbish bags and cleaning equipment are all useful. If you are travelling a long distance, you may want to pack some hot food and drinks for the journey, such as tea, coffee or soup in flasks.
For smaller house moves or if you want specific items delivered quickly and with a personal service, consider using a man and van Slough such as UKTDL.
It is always a good idea to check your car before any long journey. Top it up with petrol, ensure the tyres are at the right pressure, and make sure there is windscreen washer. Remember to also pack a de-icer and ice scraper in case you hit extreme weather conditions. This year forecasters are warning of worsening weather over the festive period.
When arranging with the previous owners to take over the utilities, ask them to leave the heating and hot water on in preparation for your arrival so that you don’t arrive to a freezing house.
When packing your furniture, make sure anything that isn’t water- or weather-proof is protected, either by covering it yourself or getting your removal company to do this for you.
If you are traipsing in and out and moving boxes around, the chances are that you are going to be walking a lot of mud and dirt into the house; therefore, it is a good idea to protect the floor with old sheets or cardboard