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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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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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.

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From the first phone call I found your staff at the office very friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work. They were very efficient but presumably due to Covid rules there was not a lot of interaction with us as customers. 

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Their work ethic was exceptional, they cleared the property efficiently with the minimum of fuss. From the beginning of the process, the professionalism of the team sold the company to us.

The whole team was professional, courteous and polite.  We have to say the service received from Lynn Snoxall went above and beyond our expectations.  Many thanks to the whole team.

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