Moving in London during winter is never easy. I don’t think ‘the worst winter in 47 years’ as many journalists stated has arrived yet and our fingers are crossed for it not to arrive at all!
Each removal has its own obstacles to overcome in order to be completed in a sufficient and stress free manner. Snow, rain and the cold temperatures we receive making moving that much more challenging (and exciting!) during the winter months.
Below are a couple of tips to help overcome those extra obstacles winter throws at us when moving:
- Check the weather reports! If it’s forecast for heavy snowfall or rain then it may be a good idea to postpone your move date. Especially if you are moving out of London as there may be flooding and blocked roads. If you are using a removals firm for moving in London, contact them early so arrangements can be made.
- If your new address is on a hill and it has been snowing make sure you have snow chains and ensure there is a safe place to park. If you are using a removals firm for moving in London, ensure they are aware of the hill or any difficulties they may face at your delivery address if it’s snowing.
- Grit salt is very helpful if the footpath or steps to your front door are covered in snow, but make sure you take your shoes off before you go inside as the salt can stain carpet. If you are using a professional removals firm in London they should use carpet wrap to cover your carpet.
- Lastly, make sure you look after your removalists. Whether a couple of friends are helping you out or you have hired a professional removals firm; a hot drink and biscuit always helps, especially on a winter’s day!
Let’s hope this winter isn’t as bad as they say it’s going to be…however I won’t be complaining if I get to experience my first white Christmas.
PS. This is what we encountered last year on a move. Needless to say, this wasn’t ideal and was one we had to come back again on another day.