Its the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you’re having a big move… Lucky for you if you keep these things in mind you can rest easy knowing you have everything covered. Especially, if you have a reliable moving company that can take care of everything. Here are some helpful tips on How to Move During the Holidays.
Moving During the Holidays
The holidays can be an extremely busy time for movers. After all, they are people. And they may have their own holiday commitments too. Therefore, if you’re planning to hire a moving company, make sure to book a reliable service as soon as possible.
Also, keep in mind that moving on a holiday weekend may cost more than moving on a non-holiday. The U.S. Department of Transportation states that the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years periods are among the busiest travel times of the year. It happens to be that Thanksgiving Day happens to be one of the heaviest long-distance travel days for vehicles. Given this information, it’s probably best to avoid moving these days, if you can.
With all of the gift-buying and travel expenses when moving during the holiday months, it can feel like a challenge to stay on a budget this time of year. That’s without the moving expenses. Now if you add movers and boxes it could potentially get out of hand. Therefore, 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. Also, it doesn’t hurt to check out some affordable moving companies that could also provide you with packing to make your move more jolly.
Many places across the United States experience cold, snowy conditions during the holidays. Therefore make sure to pack accordingly. And don’t forget to bring supplies to help you load and unload in the weather. Sturdy snow boots are a must, especially if you’re moving yourself. Make sure you are prepared for slippery surfaces as you load and unload.
Ask your moving company about the weather conditions and how they might affect the shipment of your household goods. Try to keep good communication so they can update you and make sure to ask any questions you have regarding holiday moves.
If you love to decorate for the holidays, then it can become depressing to have an undecorated home during the November and December months. To avoid feeling depressed once you’re moved in, I suggest packing up your Christmas decor, gift wrap, presents, and holiday wardrobe in separate and clearly labeled boxes. You could ask the movers to put them in a specific place. Such as, your main living room when they arrive at your new home. This way you can unpack your holiday treasures as soon as you arrive. While you may not feel like unpacking every single belonging before New Years, you could still decorate your new staircase with some festive decor.
Putting up traditional holiday decorations is difficult when you’re packing everything you own for either a local or cross-country move. Therefore, decorate your home in a way you won’t have to pack away. The closer you get to the date of the move, the more boxes are sure to be laying around your home.
Hope you enjoyed these tips on How to Move During the Holidays. Make sure to check out our other blogs for more Moving and Packing Tips.
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