What to Know About Moving During the Holidays

Moving truck on a road in the winter

‘Tis the season for…moving! Now’s the time of year when people tend to want a fresh start. One way is by packing up and moving to a new place. And while it might seem like a hectic time of year to move, there are a few ways you can have a productive move while enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. Here are a few holiday moving tips from our moving professionals:

Start Early

The holiday season? Hectic. The entire moving process? Time-consuming. Add the two together, and you’ll wind up giving yourself the gift of an abundance of stress.

Instead, start your planning early. Schedule out times to declutter your home. Purchase any packing supplies. Begin packing up your belongings. Look into various storage options and moving trucks, if necessary. The earlier you can start planning out your move, the better.

Tip: If you receive any large packages in the months leading up to your move, be sure to hold onto the boxes! You can also ask friends or family if they have any extras lying around. It’ll cut down on your overall moving costs and reduce waste.

Plan Budgets

Between travel plans, holiday gifts, and family gatherings and parties, the holidays can be costly. Budgeting your time and money early on in the moving process is essential, especially if you have a large family. Create two separate budgets: one for moving and the other for holiday spending.

Prepare for Weather

No one can control the weather, but you can prepare for the worst by thinking ahead on how to keep your belongings safe. For example, if you’re moving to or from a place where snow is common in the winter, cover large furniture pieces like couches and mattresses.

You also need to stay safe from the elements. Make sure your car or truck is packed with warm clothing and roadside tools that’ll help you if weather conditions look treacherous, like:

• Boots (winter or rain)
• Hats and gloves
• Shovels
• Ice scraper
• Salt

Hire Moving Help

There’s not a “right season” to move. But if you know you want to move during the holidays and it seems too stressful, hire a moving company to help! From packing and moving to storing any items in short- and long-term storage facilities, our experts can handle the entire moving process for you. That means you can focus on spending quality time with your family and friends and enjoy a stress-free move over the busy holiday season. Get a free quote from Move On today!

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