December is always a busy time for movers because everyone wants to be in their new home for Christmas. But Christmas can be stressful enough without adding the pressure of trying to be settled into a new home in time for the festivities! If you’re moving around this time of year, here are our top five tips for a stress free move …
1. Plan and book your move early – it goes without saying that removals firms get booked up very quickly at this time of year. If you do need to move in peak time, book your removals as early as you can (at least a month before moving day). During the busy periods, removals firms get booked up about 6 weeks in advance. It’s also a good idea to avoid moving too close to the Christmas holidays – allow plenty of time either side of moving day to deal with any issues that may arise.
2. Let people know about your change of address – Use your Christmas cards as an opportunity to notify friends and family about your new address. And don’t forget to re-direct your post through the Royal Mail’s redirection service so you don’t miss out on receiving any Christmas cards and gifts either!
3. Do all your Christmas shopping very early – and get your wrapping done so you can pack it all away and forget about it until after moving day.
4. Be prepared for bad weather – Winter weather in the UK is stubbornly unpredictable so make sure you check the weather forecasts and prepare for icy or wet conditions. And don’t forget to check the card the night before to make sure you have everything you need if driving conditions are difficult.
5. Keep your essentials to hand – when moving house it’s always a good idea to pack a suitcase of items you’ll need straight away like washing items, clothes, laptops, chargers, passports, jewellery etc so you don’t have to go rifling through the boxes. And we’ll pack away your kettle and refreshments last so you can enjoy a refreshing cuppa and mince pie to get you in the festive spirit when you arrive!
If you want us to help make your moving day easier, get a quote on moving with Burke & Wills today.
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