We all know that moving can be stressful. But moving during the holidays when there’s already so much going on? That sounds like a surefire way to make the most festive holiday fan turn into the Grinch.
Moving doesn’t have to ruin your holidays! It’s a busy time of year with tons of obligations for many of us, but a holiday move doesn’t have to be exhausting. With a little bit of strategic planning and packing, you can arrive at your new home ready to make new memories with your loved ones.
Here are 5 tips to make moving during the holidays a piece of cake:
1. Start Small and Pack Early
Packing up an entire house can be overwhelming! Start early to ease the stress of moving and allow yourself time to organize and label boxes as you go. (Trust us – you want to label your boxes!) Try to give yourself at least a few weeks to pack, if possible.
Make a packing to-do list that breaks each room into manageable sections and start by packing the non-essential items in each. Packing up the whole kitchen is daunting, but packing up just the pantry? That’s definitely doable!
2. Pack Holiday Decorations Separately
After packing up a whole house, the last thing you’ll want to do is dig through mountains of boxes to unpack your holiday decor. Skip the headaches by putting everything you’ll need for the holidays into clearly labeled boxes and load these boxes last for easier access! And don’t channel Clark Griswold this year with your decor – consider downsizing your decorations for the first holiday season in your new home.
3. Make Holiday Plans Away from Home
If you’re planning a move during the holidays, you don’t want to add the pressure of hosting holiday parties to your to-do list. Entertaining guests means cleaning up after them, and that just adds more work to your plate. Instead, offer to bring a dish to someone else’s home or book space at a venue that can accommodate your holiday gathering.
4. Let Your Holiday Cards Serve Double Duty
If you send holiday cards every year, why not put this year’s cards to work for you? Design your cards to have your change of address information so friends and family know how to reach you. Plus, this helps prevent confusion and re-routed packages and cards from trickling in after the holidays!
5. Hire a Moving Company
Make your holiday move stress-free by hiring movers to do the heavy lifting for you – literally! Professional movers can cut your packing and moving time in half and ensure your belongings arrive safely and quickly. Letting the pros handle the details of your move means more time for you to spend enjoying the holidays with friends and family. And that’s what the holiday season is all about.
Don’t let moving put a damper on your holiday plans – let us do the packing and moving for you!
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