Moving during the holidays can feel overwhelming, especially if you have a family or children. Trying to juggle both holiday festivities and a move can leave you zapped of energy and feeling down when you should be feeling excited about new prospects and old traditions. If you have an upcoming holiday move, follow these moving tips from UF Mover Guys. Our professional moving company has helped hundreds of clients get through holiday moves, and we can help you too! Contact us today to get a quote or schedule moving services.
While starting early is always good advice for moving, this is especially true during the holiday season. Getting a jump on packing can help you manage both festivities and your moving responsibilities. Begin by packing rarely used items such as books, art, movies, video games, off-season clothes, decorative pieces, and items tucked away in the attic or closets. Then, find a place to keep these boxes out of the way or consider climate-controlled storage until it’s time to move. This can also be an excellent time to get rid of old items that you never use with local junk removal companies.
Keep decorating to a minimum to cut down on work for you and avoid accidentally breaking any ornaments while you get things situated. If you have children, consider having them work on DIY decorations such as paper snowflakes, popcorn garland, or homemade greeting cards. Putting up just lights can be an easy way to add sparkle to your home without the extra commitment. If you’d rather keep your usual decorations packed up, buying a few things from a bargain store can be an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your home, and you can donate the decorations later.
Celebrate Away From Home
To avoid the extra stress of hosting a holiday get-together, consider alternative locations to celebrate. These may include other family members’ homes, nearby parks, or even a nice hotel. If you don’t want to spend your last holiday in the area outside of your home, consider hosting a potluck or even catering to help reduce the amount of work you’ll have to do for both preparation and clean up.
Score Black Friday Supplies
Save a little extra money by timing your packing purchases. If you are moving after Black Friday, look for discounts on office supplies before and on the big sale day. Items such as packing tape, bubble wrap, and boxes often drop in prices around this time. But, of course, if you’ll be moving before Black Friday or too close to that date, the savings aren’t worth putting off early packing.
Hire A Moving Company ASAP
The holidays can be a busy time, and scheduling a reputable moving company can become difficult the closer you get to the holiday season. To avoid the stress of increased rates or not being able to procure movers at all, make sure to schedule moving services early. The sooner, the better, but we suggest at least three months out so you can rest easy knowing that you will have professionals to lighten the load (literally) when moving day rolls around.