Now, you may not want to hear this, but we are now less than 50 days from Christmas.
Admittedly that still leaves plenty of time for Christmas shopping and defrosting the turkey, but one thing it doesn’t leave a lot of notice for is moving house.
With Spring/Summer being the traditional home-moving period, people are often surprised to hear how busy we are as we approach Christmas. But of course, house sales often taken place over the summer, and it can be a few months of to-ing and fro-ing before everything is agreed and dates are finalised.
And, as Christmas approaches, people feel like they have a deadline. They MUST be in before Christmas. That can create a bottleneck of people all trying to complete before a certain date, which doesn’t really happen at any other time of year.
Of course, having to be in for Christmas isn’t necessarily the best course of action for everyone. Maybe you’d like one last Christmas in your old house, or the new house needs a lot of work – in which case you might be best staying in a relatively builder and dust-free home with working bathrooms until the New Year!
But, if you are in the predicament of being due to complete just before Christmas, and you really do want or need to be in before the big day, there are lots of things you can do to make it easier and less stressful.
We do get busy – busier than you’d expect – so do everything you can to line things up as far as possible in advance as you can. Choose the removal company you want to use – it’s worth getting a few quotes and physically meeting them to check you feel happy, and to ask questions. (Also, always remember to choose a BAR-approved removals company!). The company in question will then have already provided a quote, so that speeds up the process when it comes to booking a date. Then try and pin down the chain to a completion date and get the removals service agreed. Everyone in the chain will benefit from being as organised as possible!
And if your move is all booked in and going ahead in the pre-Christmas period, there are a few other things to bear in mind:
If you’re planning a winter move, get in touch with us to have a chat about your requirements.
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The whole process is well run. Collection, storage and forwarding to another address, all went very well indeed. The lady at the helm, and her assistants are so friendly and helpful. The guys on the trucks are very competent and friendly people too. It is a well run operation, from start to finish.
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