Tips for moving home in silly season!
By |Published On: 4th December 2015|

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Tips for moving home in silly season!

By |Published On: 4th December 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Bells are jingling. Mince Pies are being devoured. Mulled Wine is being prepared. Boxes lay waiting to be unpacked. Removal men haul more in to the living room.

Ok, so moving house isn’t exactly top of everyone’s idea of the festive season, but by following just a few easy tips, a seasonal move can be made much less stressful.

Wish-list for a magical Christmas move

  • Plan ahead

If using a removal company during the holiday period, be aware that the run-up to Santa coming down the chimney is notoriously a busy time for everyone. Many companies could also be short-staffed due to Christmas holidays.

  • Use Christmas cards to tell friends about a change of address

Caution: This may or may not lead to them buying a Christmas and new home gift!

  • Organise packing in advance 

When moving, it is important to make sure things that are likely to be needed immediately as packed as late as possible, to ensure they are first off the van at the new address! In addition, early packing reduces the chances of taking unwanted items, which could be a lovely donation to charity ahead of the festivities

  • Check the forecast

Particularly when moving in Winter, people should check the weather forecast to make sure that Jack Frost and his friends can’t cause havoc and drive them crackers!

  • Be smart about presents

The last thing people moving house around silly season want is to pack more things then necessary. This is why it is a good and simple idea to give loved ones vouchers as a present. What’s more, this could save relatives forcing themselves to look pleased at unwanted gifts!

Tips for moving home in silly season!

Tips for moving home in silly season!

  • Keep valuables secure

With the excitement of the festive season, it can be easy to be too nonchalant about keeping valuables safe. Homemovers should ensure that things such as passports, jewellery and other important documents are put in a safe place.

  • Look forwards to summer

This might sound daft wrapped in coat, scarf and thermals but people moving home in Winter should make sure that all outdoor furniture being transported to their new home is clean and free of seasonal weather offerings…

  • Let there be light

Moving house in Winter can take place mostly in the dark, so be prepared to take torches and spare lightbulbs.

  • Food, glorious (pre-prepared) food 

The last thing that movers will be thinking about when finally in their new home is doing a big shop. Booking an online delivery will be another weight off the mind…as will placing a takeaway menu in close proximity on the first night!

‘For many of us, moving house can be a stressful experience at the best of time-let alone at Christmas,’ said Head of Harrison Murray estate agents Su Snaith. ‘However, with some consideration and planning, you can keep stress levels at a minimum and your spirits high-and think about celebrating Christmas in your new home.’[1]




About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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