The holiday season is the busiest time of year. With all of the decorating, shopping, and preparing for the holiday season can be very stressful. When you add moving on top of all the activity that goes on during the Holidays, it can be overwhelming. However, even with all the stress, moving around the holiday season can be smart. For one thing, moving rates are often lower in the winter than the summer season. Additionally, if you have children, it will be easier for them to change schools during the break. If you plan it properly, moving during the holiday season may be the right decision for you.
Here are tips to make your holiday move a merry one:
Just as with any move, go into every room in your house and get rid of stuff you don’t need or no longer use.
Moving during the holiday season hard if you have traditions you like to follow. When you’re packing, make sure to keep a few things that are meaningful to you at this time of year and pack your holiday decorations last. When you arrive at your new place, at least you’ll have easy access to stuff that will make it feel like home.
LABEL ALL YOUR BOXES
Always label your boxes well for a smooth move-in process, it is important during the holidays. You need to ensure that after you move you know where all of your stuff and holiday decorations are. Include the contents of the box, the room where it goes to, and whether or not it is fragile.
The best thing about moving right before the holidays is that you don’t have to worry about carrying a heavy Christmas tree down from the attic, or boxes of ornaments. You can have the expert movers place it all right where you want it in your new home.
BOOK IN ADVANCE
Regardless of what time of year you move, it’s always wise to book well in advance. Moving companies keep very tight schedules and may not be able to help you if you try to book the night before a move. Here at Your Hometown Mover, we recommend booking your move at least one month before the move date. Booking in advance is even more important during the holiday season. In the days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, moving companies in Poughkeepsie, NY may have limited availability. Contact Your Hometown Mover in advance, so you can rest assure that you’ll be able to move on your desired date.
Just like moving, shopping can be a stressful activity. Around the Holiday season, stores will be crowded. Since you’ll be busy preparing for a move, it would be a good idea to get shopping out of the way early. Another good option is to shop online to avoid the crowded stores. Once you’ve purchased your gifts, ask a trusted relative or friend if you can store them at their house so they won’t get lost during the move. If you’re moving across the country, you can ship your gifts to your new address to make things easier.
The Holidays are an expensive time of year. Buying gifts, decorations, and food can add up. If you know you have to move around the holiday season, it would be smart to start saving as soon as you can. Along with the cost of a moving company, moving often entails buying some new furniture and appliances. Plus, you’ll either have to make a security deposit for an apartment or a down payment on a new home.
If you are planning on moving during the holiday season, feel free to contact Your Hometown Mover anytime or email us directly and get a hassle-free moving quote.