Moving during the holidays doesn’t have to be hectic and stressful. Zenith Moving will show you how with 6 easy tips.
Relocating to a new home usually represent a new chapter in life, and it doesn’t always come with ease. When you add on top of it a Christmas rush, it may seem overwhelming. However, to ensure your relocation during this period is as merry as possible, follow our tips for stress-free moving. You can stay prepared, but at the same time still enjoy holidays with your family and loved ones.
Book the moving date in advance to ensure worry-free moving during holidays
Winter months are generally quite busy. Between buying presents, attending dinners and different gatherings, you will have to think about moving during the holidays as well. Choose a moving date well in advance and contact your moving company to check if they work on that specific date. Bear in mind that if they are open, removal companies may charge more on a holiday weekend than on a non-holiday one. Contact us to get more information on our holiday schedule.
However, if you opt for changing home independently, consider traffic during the holiday. There may be a heavy traffic jam on roads with holiday travelers and shoppers. As some state, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years periods are among the busiest travel times of the year.
Have a packing plan for a relocation
Ideally, start packing three to four weeks prior to your moving day. You want to do it at your own pace. You can start by putting in boxes items that will not serve you during the winter months. Feel free to pack swimwear and different type of light wear, but also some home appliances such as ice cream maker, indoor grill, or fan.
Pack all non-essential decorations for moving during holidays
You have probably been wondering whether it is possible to have the Christmas spirit without holiday décor? It indeed brings that extra holiday magic, but you don’t have to go all the way down the line. You can have the same feeling by simply playing some holiday music and movies and baking some seasonal cookies and bread. Try going for a minimal decoration this year and see if you will like it. By packing as many things as possible, you will be able to have a stressful moving experience and enjoy your holiday as well. Feel free to consult our page for advice on How to pack holiday decoration and ornaments for moving.
Check the weather forecast
Statistically speaking, it is less likely to snow during December than other winter months. However, don’t relax too much and be always prepared for the unexpected. Check the forecast 7 days in advance. If it’s going to snow, prepare proper winter suppliers such as snow shovels, salt, and waterproof plastic bins. Dress in layers to ensure you are not getting wet due to a lot of physical activity. And last but not least, get your new home ready and warm by turning on the heat.
Use the moving supplies you already have for a restful relocation
This period is usually known for big sales that are organized around Black Friday, Thanksgiving, and throughout the whole December. Set aside all the boxes you have collected during ordering online on these occasions. Don’t forget to ask your family and friends to leave you their leftover boxes. With the following tip, you will undoubtedly save some extra buck and show your sustainable side.
Avoid hosting holiday gatherings this year
If you are typically the one who hosts holidays feast, take a break this year. It is the last thing you want to think about, above settling in and unpacking. Consider asking another family member to have that honor, and you can organize one next year. If you want to stay alone for holiday, away from your family and relatives, there are plenty of deals at hotels or holiday cottages.
Bonus tip for hassle-free moving during holidays
Make sure to have some warm drinks during the moving day since you will have to spend a lot of time outdoors. We suggest making some hot chocolate, which you can offer to the movers that will surely appreciate it.
If you have some advice to add to our list, we at Zenith Moving will be delighted to hear, so hit us up. Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year.