Happy Holidays! This is the time of year when everyone revels in the joy of gifts, family and celebration. However, for thousands of people, this holiday season will be synonymous with moving and relocating to a new home. If you’re part of this group, we understand if you’re not as excited about the holidays as others. However, we’re here to give you some tips and tricks to make moving during the holidays easier and less alleging for you and your family. Let’s take a deep dive.
- Plan Early: If you are moving during Christmas or the New Year. This is one piece of advice that always works. The sooner you plan and schedule your move, the smoother everything will go. While schedules can always change, the holidays are notorious for being difficult. Storage units, truck rental companies, moving companies and everything associated with the world of relocation will have different hours due to vacation schedules and all that comes with the holidays. So, avoid some stress and frustration and get everything organized a few weeks before the holiday.
- Hire Help: No matter how independent you are, everyone needs help sometimes. This is especially true when it comes to packing and lifting heavy items to prepare for a move. If you decide that you can’t afford professional movers or you feel uneasy about hiring a moving company, ask friends and family to help you with your move. It’s extremely hard to balance shopping lists, work schedules and all of the things associated with a move. The more help you get, the better your move will be. This is a perfect example of when you’ll need a little help from your friends.
- Work then Play: A major part of the holiday season is the opportunity to gather with loved ones and celebrate life. For parties with coworkers to get togethers at home with family and friends, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to slack off and procrastinate. Our advice to you? Work and then play. Make sure that you prioritize your move above anything else during this time. Just think, after your move is completed, you’ll be able to unwind in your new space, host family and friends and really make the most of the holiday season.
- Stay Calm: Just think about how many times you typically get frustrated during the holiday season. From dealing with long lines at a store where you need a gift to getting too much work at the end of the day before people leave office on vacation, it’s easy to get upset and deal with anxiety during this time. When it comes to your move, do your best to stay calm through it all. While no move is perfect, hiring the right moving company can make things a lot easier. Play your favorite holiday playlist as you pack your things. Take breaks from loading up the moving truck to connect with family and friends on the phone. Do whatever it takes to stay calm and productive.
The holidays are here. Make the most of it by following these tips and completing your move. Whether you’re moving cross country, internationally or embarking on a local move, these tips will help you stay in the holiday spirit.