For most of us, the holiday season is a time of family, friends, and fun that we all look forward to and also one of the busiest times of the year as well. Ideally, you would not want to add moving to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but we don’t always get to choose our ideal time to move. Although the cons of worse weather conditions and the natural stress of the season are apparent, we are going to help you look on the bright side and see the advantages available to you when you move this holiday season. In preparation for your move, make sure you look at our tips to maximize your moving experience!
Leverage Your Family
Are you still hosting Thanksgiving this year? If the answer is yes, your family is a great resource to help you pare down your possessions and pack. Although you don’t want to spend the entirety of family time on projects and packing while relatives are in town, doing certain rooms that have pictures or memories can be a fun bonding experience and also help you decide what to get rid of and save you time packing by yourself. Pick the right rooms and the right projects and you can make your holiday move quicker and more fun with the help of those closest to you
Even if you love to cook, while you are putting things in boxes and trying to move is not the ideal time to prepare a large meal if you are hosting your holiday gatherings. Save yourself some hassle and consider having your holiday meal catered this season. More and more local restaurants are offering holiday catering, but you do need to order in advance typically, so make sure you plan ahead so you can get the best meal possible. Not having to spend time cooking will also maximize the time you get to spend hanging out with the ones you love and take one more thing off an ever-growing moving to-do list.
Ship For Success
If you can, plan out your move so that you can ship your gifts straight to your new home. Rather than fight through crowds at the malls, shop online and have gifts for those you care about shipped right to your door. Make sure you aren’t adding more items to your move by buying gifts that will need to be moved and could even be damaged before they are received. Even for items like clothes that need to be tried on, you can make a visit to the store and oftentimes the clerk can help you get it shipped to your home rather than taking it with you that day. Use modern conveniences to your advantage this holiday season!
Steal The Deals
The best part of having to move during the holidays is being able to take advantage of holiday sales. If you are moving this holiday season, take some time to have a clear plan of any furniture, supplies, or items that you are going to need for your move or your new home and be ready to act on Black Friday and Cyber Monday so that you can maximize your savings this season. Most furniture, appliance and electronics companies publish their best deals early so make sure you shop your options and are ready to order. A great way to offset the stress of a move is to realize savings on things for your new house!
Movers Might Be Cheaper
For a variety of reasons from kids being out of school to better weather conditions, 75% of all moves happen during the summer months. The good news for you is that your business is in more demand when you move during the holidays! Make sure if you are hiring movers that you shop around and look for seasonal savings from companies looking to up their winter moving numbers. Also, since less people are moving, you are more likely to be able to book the time and date that best fits your needs as those slots are more readily available during the fall and winter months.