If you are moving during the holidays, you may be overwhelmed by all of the planning you need for the relocation. When planning for the holidays and moving, you will need to plan accordingly.
Fortunately, our experienced moving and storage company has handled numerous moves during the holidays. This article will cover some tips to better help you plan for a stress-free relocation during the holiday season.
Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute to Hire a Mover
When planning a relocation, it's always better to hire a moving company early in the process. A moving company needs time to plan your relocation and ensure that they have adequate movers for the job. Hiring early is even more important during the holidays, as many moving providers have fewer employees due to vacation time.
Start Packing Early
Packing your belongings is one of the most time-consuming parts of relocating. If you want to lower your stress, it's best to start packing early to avoid missing out on holiday gatherings. However, you can avoid the packing process completely by hiring residential movers to help pack your items for you instead.
Let Others Host the Holiday Gathering
If your home is typically the location for holiday gatherings, it may be a better choice to let others host the gathering for the year. A holiday gathering requires a lot of planning, and it may cause more stress during your relocation. By focusing solely on your relocation, you can still have a holiday gathering and have a smooth move.
Hold Off on Large Item Purchases
During the holidays, there are many great deals on large items like TVs, exercise equipment, and household furniture. However, these items can add more work during your relocation. If you want to take advantage of a good deal, the best option is to send the item to your next destination. You can arrive to your new purchase without having to transport it yourself.
Have Your Holiday Decorations Clearly Labeled
If you arrive at your new home before the holidays, you can still decorate your home. You can simplify the process by clearly labeling your decorations and keeping them in an easy-to-find box. Once you arrive at your next destination, you can quickly set up the holiday decorations and have your first celebration in your home.
Decide Which Items You Can Donate
The holidays are a time for giving back and donating unwanted items to your local charities. Donating your items to charities allows you to get rid of items without throwing them away. Depending on your area, there are typically several charitable organizations that will gladly take items you don't want.
Some of the most common organizations are:
- Salvation Army
- Local Church
Get a Moving Estimate Ahead of Time
Before moving further with a moving and storage company, you should always request a moving estimate ahead of time. If you tend to spend more during the holidays, you can better plan your spending with a moving estimate. Once you have the quote, you will have an easier time staying within your budget for the holidays.
Learn More About Our Moving and Storage Company
Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage is a top-rated moving company with a reputation for excellence. When you choose our local or long-distance movers, you can expect the same streamlined results. Contact us today to request a free project estimate. Call to speak with one of our experts or fill out the online quote form.
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