5 Tips For Moving House At Christmas

Moving day is always stressful but if you find yourself having to relocate over Christmas, it can become a hundred times worse. Maybe even a thousand. However, with a bit of planning and forethought it doesn’t have to be all that bad. Here are five tips to help you out.

Plan ahead

Try and sort out your moving date so it’s before December 24th. And you should always confirm your moving date well in advance so you know what kind of goals you’re working towards.

Sort your quotes out

Make sure you’re organised enough that you’ve got several quotes from different removals companies and you can pick your favourite one, so you can move out on the day you want – not on the day you’re left with. This will also give you a target of when you have to get everything done by.

Have salt and grit to hand

It’s December and here in the UK they’re predicting that we’re going to see 120 days of snow this winter, so make sure you’re prepared for slippery roads and driveways, and have lots of salt and grit at your disposal.

Do your Christmas shopping first

You’re going to be so busy with the move that you could quite easily forget about your Christmas shopping. Stock the fridge and freezer early so you know you’ve got all the food you need, and get your present shopping done as soon as you can.

Decorations

Make sure you label your Christmas decorations clearly so you can find them easily in amongst all the muddle. That way you can make your new home really festive, which will help you all settle in.

For house removals in Bristol, contact us here at Excalibur Removals.

House Buyers Warned To Check For Flood Risks

If you’re looking for a new home, you’d be wise to check whether the property is in a flood risk area or you could find yourself caught out terribly during the winter months.

New research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has found that fewer than one in three people actually do some research to find out whether the property they’re interested in could be affected by floods, with house buyers more likely to check how easy it is to park and what the council tax costs are first.

Given that one in six houses across England and Wales are actually at risk of flooding from surface water, the sea or rivers, it would perhaps be very wise indeed to see what the chances of a flood are before you exchange contracts and sort out house removals in Bristol or elsewhere. You certainly don’t want any nasty surprises after you’ve moved in!

“Flooding is a growing threat that as a nation we have to adapt to living with. As the floods of last winter reminded us, being flooded is horribly traumatic and can leave people out of their home or business for months. Anyone whose property is at flood risk needs to be aware of that so they can take steps to protect themselves,” director of general insurance policy at the ABI James Dalton said.

New research from the Local Government Association has just this month (October 1st) found that more than 15,000 homes and businesses in the UK were flooded in just eight areas last year – so if you live in Leeds, Calderdale, Lancashire, north Yorkshire, York, Northumberland or Kirklees, you’d be wise to be on your guard.