House removals in winter

Moving home at any time of year can be stressful, but winter adds some additional challenges to your move. However, with a bit of preparation and planning, it doesn't have to be any more difficult than a move at any other time of the year.

We have a few tips and some advice to help your winter removal go smoothly.

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Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

Have supplies ready

Moving during the winter months means a bit more preparation and supplies you'll need to have before moving day. British winters often means there's snow, so it is best to be prepared.

  • Before moving day, make sure you have grit or salt and a shovel or broom to clear away any snow that may fall.
  • If you live on a non-public road, find out what provisions you may need to make for snow or ice removal to ensure your removal lorry can get down the road safely. 
  • Let your neighbours (both your current neighbours and your new neighbours) know your schedule, so they can be aware and move their cars before your removal takes place should conditions be poor.
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Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter
Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

Don't move in the dark!

Lightbulbs and lamps - will your new home have lighting? During the winter months, there are only a few hours of brighter daylight available, and moving in the dark isn't safe for anyone. Make sure you're covered by bringing light bulbs (find out what type you need in advance, if you can, otherwise bring a variety of fittings, types, and wattages) - if the ceiling light fixtures are being taken by the previous resident of your new home, be sure to bring floor or table lamps or utility lighting for every room in the house

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Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

Talk to your removal company

Make sure your removal company uses floor coverings at both your old and new home - even if it is just raining.

Ask your removal company about their provisions for inclement weather, and confirm your move with them the day before it is scheduled (even if the weather is clear).

Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

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Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

Warm up

You may want to arrange with both your current home's new residents and your new home's residents to leave heating on low - just make sure you take your meter readings when you leave and arrive!

Don't pack your hats, scarves, coats and gloves - with the doors open at both your old and new home, it will get cold and you'll appreciate being able to wrap up.

Dress in easily-removable layers, so as you move around you can easily take a layer off but still remain warm.

Make sure the kettle is easily accessible - a nice warm drink and mug to hold will help you warm up on a cold moving day.

Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage Moving Home in Winter

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Removal quote appointment booking service

Bradshaw Moving Services can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0116 289 9011 (Leicester), 0115 965 6555 (Nottingham), or 01283 243001 (Derby & Burton) and speak with one of our removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

See what our customers think of us...

Nothing broken, courteous and attentive.

Email to Lynn

I tried to give feedback about your removal men online but found the site difficult to navigate.

However, I would like to say that Nick and Craig were excellent. They are a credit to you. Nothing broken, courteous and attentive.

Thanks for your help and I will recommend Britannia Bradshaw.

Best regards 

Alec Luhaste

Very focused, customer oriented with an obvious team banter thrown in

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Got your details from the internet and we picked you because of the positive reviews online and our  confident early interaction with the office and Trevor on our house removal review.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
You just get the stress a move creates and did everything you could to remove that…. The days when we had several potential completion dates at a busy time of the year

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
The team were fantastic on the move out and the move in. Very focused, customer oriented with an obvious team banter thrown in

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Not sure you can to be honest

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Just a big Thank you to you all from all of us. Pam, Lynn, Chris, Craig, Cam, Mark, Luke you were brill from start to finish!!

Martin Grainger

We appreciated their cheerfulness and co operative attitude as well as doing the job well.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
You were local, did a flyer, looked professional, supported breast cancer charity

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Good service. Description and discussion of packing and how job would be done

How would you rate your move team?
9/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
We appreciated their cheerfulness and co operative attitude as well as doing the job well.

How would you rate our communication?
9/10

How can we improve our service?
Yours were the only emails that kept going to spam bin. Not sure why. When different members of the team emailed it was slightly different address again so back to spam? Pre move text 2 days before would reassure mover that things were still on target.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Super lady in office on the phone. Everyone very friendly on top of efficient service.

Margaret Skinner

The guys were all professional, friendly, polite and extremely efficient and hard workin

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Have used Bradshaws before. Originally recommended by family member.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Very impressed with previous service. Professional, reliable, helpful.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
As with the previous team, the guys were all professional, friendly, polite and extremely efficient and hard working. We felt that they cared about our belongings, and about our experience.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
N/a

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Ann Hudson & Richard Roberts

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