Tips For Moving During The Holidays

Yes, you can move during the holidays, and — with some careful planning and dedication — it doesn’t have to put a damper on your holidays, either. Moving during the holidays can be super hectic. Not only will you have holiday events and shopping to manage, you’ll also have to deal with locating a mover, packing up, donating and/or getting rid of all of your stuff in preparation for your upcoming move. Here are some tips for packing and moving during the holiday season in a way that will let you enjoy your time with family and friends. 

Choose the Right Moving Company

There are many horror stories in the media about rogue movers. With the growth of the internet, we have seen a growth in rogue movers who put up slick websites to fool people into believing they are moving with a reputable van line/moving company. These rogue movers have no trucks, equipment or licensed agents to handle your move. Rogue movers will give a low ball price in order to get your move and will ask for payment up front. Reputable moving companies collect payment on delivery.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video called “How to Choose a Mover” for more information on what you can do to protect your family and your belongings. Call us

Recreate The Joy Of The Season Anywhere

Even if it is not practical to keep holiday decorations easily accessible, it is relatively simple to play your favorite Christmas music or watch your favorite Christmas movie from just about anywhere. Thanks to the internet, you can rent or purchase just about any movie at any time! If however, you will be in your new home in time for the Holidays, I suggest packing up your Christmas decor, gift wrap, presents, and holiday wardrobe in separate and clearly labeled boxes. Ask the movers to put them in your main living room when they arrive at your new home. This way you can unpack your holiday treasures as soon as you arrive

Budget

With all of the gift-buying and travel expenses incurred during the holiday months, it’s already hard enough to stay on a budget this time of year. Add in the moving expenses – from boxes to movers – and you’re probably going to need to start looking for other ways to tighten your belt this season. Don’t fret (yet). If you’re hiring movers, keep in mind that you may be able to save a few bucks by landing a mid-week move. Avoid moving on a holiday weekend when moving companies may be short-staffed.

Have fun

With everything going on, it can be hard to relax. At holiday parties or events you have lined up, try to enjoy yourself and not think about your upcoming move. This can also be a way to say goodbye to your friends and family as you celebrate the season and the upcoming new year.