Helpful Holiday Moving Tips

Moving is a stressful experience, and that can be specially compounded if you are moving during the holidays. There are usually a lot of things going on during the holidays, and if you aren’t prepared, then you may be overwhelmed and have an overall negative experience during the move. That is why the reliable residential movers here at A-Turner Moving & Storage will go over some helpful tips for moving during the holidays. 

Don’t Procrastinate 

Packing and moving your items yourself during the holidays may not be something you are looking forward to doing, which is why you should consider hiring a moving company. Of course, if you are moving during the holidays, you should avoid procrastinating since moving companies may not have availability not to mention that employees may also start requesting to have time off for the holidays. So, to avoid any frustration and stress, make sure you book your move ahead of time to give you and the moving company enough time to plan and coordinate your move as well as receive a pricing estimate to determine how much the move will cost. 

Begin Packing Ahead Of Time

If you decide to opt for packing your items yourself, then make sure that you get a good head start by packing ahead of time. The last thing you want is to start packing the day before a holiday and start stressing about the move when you could be spending time with friends and family. Of course, if you’d rather not have to worry about packing your items yourself, you should consider hiring a local or long-distance moving company that provides a range of packing services such as:

  • Custom Crating
  • Full-Service Packing
  • And more! 

Avoid Purchasing More Items

During the holidays, you may want to buy items to spruce up your home and make it more holiday-friendly. Unfortunately, that may not be the best idea. Movers will have extra items to move, and you will have to pay more to have those items moved, so it is best to avoid buying items for the time being. If you do want holiday items though, then consider having those items delivered to your new home. 

Celebrate Somewhere Other Than Your Home

You may already have a celebration planned for certain holidays, and if you are the host, then that may not be the best choice. Chances are if your move is coming up pretty soon, your home might not be in the best shape. Guests might encounter things such as:

  • Boxes Around The Home
  • Empty Rooms
  • Unwelcome Aesthetic

Your home might not be the best choice for entertaining guests so, before your move, make sure that you have plans to celebrate a holiday at another location.

Label Decorations & Donate Items

Moving during the holidays can be hectic, but once the dust settles, you can be happy knowing you have time to start decorating your new space, and it can be made easier if you have your decorations labeled. If you realize you may not have enough space for all of your items, you can also donate them before your moving day which can reduce the number of items that need to be moved which can result in lower moving costs. 

Contact Your Local Moving Company

With these tips, you can be better prepared and less overwhelmed when you have to move during the holidays. Of course, you can also hire a moving company, like us here at A-Turner Moving & Storage, to take the stress out of your holiday move from you.