So you’re planning to move home in the New Year; so at the moment you’re aim is to get the Christmas and New Year celebrations out of the way before you start packing up your belongings. After all, it’s going to be far easier to pack up your Christmas decorations first and then store them somewhere accessible when it comes the time to move.
Believe it or not, Christmas and New Year can be one of the busiest times for removal companies like Easy Move Removals in Swansea. That’s because the property portals like Right Move and Zoopla remain active throughout the festive season and some house buyers like to get their skates on rather than miss out on their ideal property.
According to rightmove.co.uk, ‘last year, there were over 1.6m visits to rightmove.co.uk between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day as home-hunters escaped from the cycle of wrapping presents, opening presents, cooking food, eating food, and slumping down in front of a movie and the Queen’s speech.’
If your house is on the market, you probably don’t want potential viewings over Christmas but it’s worth remembering that Christmas decorations can actually enhance your home, making it look and feel warm and friendly. So don’t be put off this time of year, and if you are really looking to sell your home you could miss out if you stop marketing during the Christmas and New Year period.
If you are moving around the Christmas or New Year period, don’t forget to book well in advance to ensure your chosen removal company is available. With bank holidays stretching over 2 weeks, the company is likely to be closed on some weekdays.
You also need to be aware of the unpredictable winter weather. For example, if it has been snowing, it’s your responsibility (and not that of the removal company) to clear pathways and access points to avoid any slips or falls. It’s also worth remembering that it gets dark at 4 pm at this time of year so ensure that you are packed and all ready to go as early as possible so you can move into your new home while it is still light.
For more information about how to move safely at this time of year or to book your removal company now, call Easy Move Removals on the number below: