Moving over the holidays can be difficult, considering there are a lot of festivities happening, and while others are unpacking their treasured holiday decorations, you are carefully packing everything you own in preparation to move. No matter if you are moving locally, or are preparing for a long-distance move, having to move during the busy holiday season is less than jolly, and can often times feel overwhelming.
If you are well-prepared for your upcoming move, you’ll still be able to enjoy most of the holiday season without turning into Scrooge. Below are some tips to prepare for your move so that you can still enjoy the holidays with friends and family.
While moving during the holidays is not considered to be the peak time for moving, it is still a busy time for everyone. While you might think that because a lot of people wait to move till after the holidays that your local moving company will be able to help you with your move with little to no advanced scheduling, it is important to remember that your movers are people with families who also have holiday plans and commitments. Because of this, it is important to hire and book your moving company as soon as possible to ensure that they are available on the dates that you need.
Another aspect that should be taken into consideration, is that around the holidays there tends to be a lot more traffic due to people traveling to spend the holidays with family. Knowing when the heaviest days for travel are can help you find the optimal time to move to avoid heavy traffic and potential traffic delays.
Sticking to a Budget
It is already difficult to stick to a budget around the holidays with all of the gift buying that takes place. Add in the additional expense of moving expenses and purchasing packing supplies and you might have to revamp your holiday budget, and find ways to cut expenses where possible. Don’t let the idea of how much a move is going to cost overwhelm you, there are ways that you can stick to your pre-established budget.
Despite your best efforts, you ultimately will not be able to control the weather on moving day. If you are moving to or from parts of the country that are colder, be prepared for the cold, and the possibility of snow. During the holiday season, it is not uncommon to experience dangerous winter weather conditions, including icy roads, white-out blizzards, and impassable roads. Inclement weather poses some serious challenges to moving, but there are steps that you can take to help ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.
It is important to be prepared with the winter gear and supplies that you might need. Be sure that you have easy access to warm boots, hats, gloves, winter coats, and possibly a snow shovel or snow and ice melt. Keep an eye out for slippery walk ways, and place salt where needed. Be sure to arrange to have your heat and electricity turned on in your new home prior to moving in.
While it might not be ideal to move during the holidays, help from a reliable local moving company like White Glove Moving and Storage can help to ease the burden. Whether it be with the assistance of professional packing so that you can attend holiday parties or entrusting your valuable possession to the professionals, White Glove Moving and Storage is the moving company that you can trust! We treat your family like our own!