5 tips for moving house this autumn

5 tips for moving house this autumn

There is no doubt that moving house can be a huge headache. If your moving in date is during the autumn months, then there will be additional things to consider before the big day. We will cover some of the essentials for ensuring that your new home is ready for autumn and winter, as well as making sure that your move is a stress-free experience.

Here are some handy tips on moving house this autumn.

Write a detailed list

On the lead up to moving day, you will no doubt have a lot of things that need to be done. To help keep track of everything, it is important to make a list. Check out Safestore’s moving house checklist for a breakdown of what needs doing from two months prior, right up until moving day. Doing this small admin task can prove to be a worthwhile investment.

Adapting arrangements during COVID-19

The Government guidance advises that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 who is self-isolating or shielding should avoid moving, if possible. If your house move may be delayed, you should seek advice from all the involved parties on granting an extended period.

While removal firms are able to operate, they must follow the Government guidance to ensure everyone is kept safe. A simple way to ensure everyone’s safety is to keep a 2-metre distance where possible. It may also be a good idea to wear a face covering when you’re in close proximity to others.

Check here for all the latest guidance on moving home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Categorise your boxes

When you begin packing, don’t be tempted to chuck in random items. To make the unpacking process easier and quicker, label each box so you can identify what you need.

You may also find it handy to keep a bag of essentials separate, so you have easy access to everything you need for the first night.

Check your central heating

Before moving day, it may be worth visiting the property to ensure that the heating is working. Set up your heating so that it is warm and cosy for moving day.

You should also make sure that your boiler has been serviced, and that you’re confident it will last throughout the colder months.

Hang curtains straightaway

If possible, you may want to visit the property before moving day to hang up some thick curtains. Focus on hanging curtains in the rooms that you will spend most of your time in. For instance, your bedroom and living room. Hanging thick curtains is a simple but effective way of retaining the heat in your home and blocking out any cold draughts.

Hire a van or professional removals

The logistics of moving day can be hard work, so you may benefit from hiring professionals to do a lot of the heavy work for you.

The bonus to moving during autumn is that you can save money on moving costs. As moving can often be a case of supply and demand, you may be in a position of negotiating on price. Before you hire a van or a professional removal company, it is always a good idea to get at least three quotes first.

For some more handy moving tips, check out Zoopla’s 10 tips for moving home. With all our tips, you should find moving this autumn as stress-free as possible, while keeping your new home cosy.

To find out more about your local storage company to help store your belongings during the moving process, get in touch with Safestore today.

Rachel McAllister