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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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.

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Very friendly and helpful

Very friendly and helpful, was recommended by a colleague.

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Susan Clarke

True professionals and were a joy to have around

Just a note of sincere thanks in appreciation of my recent move from Wolvey to Oadby. The Brum team Paul, Dan, Fabio, Chris and Ryan were wonderful. Kind, happy and nothing was too much trouble. Please pass on my thanks and good wishes. They are true professionals and were a joy to have around.

Your Leicester team…. Lynne, Trevor and Mark were welcoming, supportive and couldn’t have been more considerate. Bless you all.

Julie Franks

Very efficient getting the van packed up

Just a note to say ‘thank you ‘ to you and the team. The past 2 days could have been very stressful but the team made it so easy. Yesterday they were very efficient getting the van packed up and today, despite the traffic that held us up for over an hour, they carried on calmly off- loading in to the containers that it was nearly finished when we finally arrived!

So a big thank you again and I hope business continues to boom for you as it’s well deserved.

Sue Rycroft

Everything went smoothly for our move/transition into storage

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you to the Bradshaws team for ensuring that everything went smoothly for our move/transition into storage. Many thanks to yourself and Mark for squeezing us in at this busy time and a huge thank you to Josh, Marcus and Craig for their efforts over the past two days. The guys did a phenomenal job, they were a delight to deal with and we look forward to seeing them in a few months for the unload.

We’ve even got an apprentice for them and I’m sure he will be even happier to play with the boxes when we see them again!

Nichola Morgan

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