Moving During The Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly, but having to move or relocate during the holidays can be very stressful.  Here are some helpful tips that can make your holiday a little more enjoyable for you and your family!

Scheduling Professional Movers: 

This is a good time especially (if you can afford it), to hire a professional mover.  This will save you time, help avoid an emergency room trip from throwing out your back before the holiday.  Make sure to start shopping for your mover in advance, many professional moving companies will shut down for the holidays, but you will have more options to choose from as the winter season is generally a slower time for moving companies.  The end of the month, however, is still usually busy for movers, so make sure to do your research, in choosing a reputable moving company earlier rather than later.

Packing in Advance:

As soon as you know you will be relocating, make sure to start packing.  This may be a good time to have a family member or friends host Christmas Dinner, New Years Dinner, etc.  If you plan on having the holidays in your own home, (or have children), make sure you leave your china, dishes, party favors  last for packing.  Start with areas ike out of season items, garages, basements, items that won’t necessarily be used for a while.  Make sure to mark your holiday items if you are going to be moving before the holiday, like Christmas Ornaments, Stockings, etc,.  Make sure you either put these sentimental items in your car, or know where they are so when you are at your new location, you can have these items up for your family to keep the holiday spirit.  You can read “When to Pack Before Your Move” for more tips.

Your New Home:

Once you have relocated, make sure to get your holiday decorations up.  Stick with normal traditions especially when it comes with little ones, the less change that children have in their routines, the more natural their holiday will seem!  Have an open house, host a dinner, make cookies, try to stay relaxed through the moving process.  This will keep yours and your family’s mood (and sanity) intact.

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