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Spring seems to be one of the most popular times of year for looking to buy a new house. However, house sales can take months to go through sometimes, depending on the chain involved either side. It could be winter by the time you move in and there are lots of things to consider that you may not have thought about during your viewings.
Moving house is such an exciting time but I think it can be easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on. When we moved house for the first time we lived in a 2 bedroom flat and thought we would be able to move everything on our own. We were only moving a 5 minute walk away and really didn’t think that we needed a removal company. Of course, we ended up with a lot more than we first thought and moving it on our own wasn’t an option. Movers can take a lot of stress out of moving. You can find out more at https://www.mybekins.com.
We moved from a flat to a semi detached Victorian house and the living room has an open fireplace. Neither me or John had ever had a fireplace like this before and we really didn’t know what to do with it or how to look after it. We also didn’t know when the chimney was last swept or what condition it was in. There are great websites such as ChimneyScientist.com who offer lots of advice and services to make sure your home is as safe as possible during winter.
During the really cold months freezing pipes can be a real issue. It’s recommended that you keep heating or water tanks on at all times, even at a low temperature to help keep the pipes warm and in good condition. However, if you live in a really cold area you might need a bit of help. A simple but effective way of making sure your heating and water supply stays in good working order is to add some insulation or specialist equipment. You can find out more at https://heatline.com/about-heat-line-products. Of course, if you’ve just moved in this might be something to look into straight away.
I think if we had moved into our house in winter we would have had a lot of problems so hopefully these things give you something to think about!