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Moving home in the winter?

Moving home can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when you are up against harsh weather in winter. If you are moving home in the next couple of weeks and are concerned that the weather may become an issue, or if you simply live in a cold climate and would like advice on how to ensure that you move is a success, we can help. Here at Santa Fe Relocation, we’re taking a closer look at what you may want to consider when moving home in the winter.

Wrap up warm!

Moving home in winter means one thing: you need to wrap up warm. Dressing in multiple layers is a great way to ensure you remain warm while you transport your belongings into your new home -especially as your new property may be on the colder side without any heating! If it is exceptionally cold, then be sure to keep a hat and gloves with grips at hand to ensure that you don’t have any trouble taking your moving boxes inside. If it is icy or snow has settled on the ground, then pair of sturdy boots can help ensure that no part of your move is delayed.

Keep paths clear of snow

If you are moving in the winter then you may experience snow flurries on your moving day. To ensure that you are able to transport your belongings inside the house, be sure to carry a suitable supply of grit or salt with you to melt away the ice and perhaps even a snow shovel. By doing so, you can rest assured that you won’t have to struggle through thick snow to your front door.

Protect your flooring

If you do opt to put down grit on your driveway or path, it’s important to remember that you will likely be bringing the dirt and grit inside onto your wooden floor or carpet as you transport boxes. To make sure that your flooring is not ruined, we suggest placing a sheet of plastic or dust sheets throughout your home to ensure that you can access each room without having to take your shoes off each time.

Plan in advance

The winter weather is often unpredictable, which is why it is crucial that you plan where you want larger pieces of furniture to live. Not only will this save you carrying the item from room to room, but you can rest assured that your furniture won’t be exposed to the bitter weather for longer than it needs to be. In addition to this, having a plan will also make the moving process much quicker, as you’ll have a rough idea of what needs to go where the moment you arrive.

While what you need to consider when moving home will vary from season to season, moving during winter can be one of the most challenging times to move house. However, by keeping these points at the forefront of your mind, you can be confident that you won’t experience any obstacles when transporting your belongings from A to B. To find out how we can support your move, get in touch with a member of our friendly team on 020 8961 4141, today.

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