Moving During the Holidays
Relocating is stressful, and moving during the holiday season can make the process feel even more overwhelming. If you have to move during the holidays, here are some tips to help you prepare and still enjoy the season.
Scale Back Your Holiday Plans
If you’re going to be packing and moving during the holidays, be realistic when it comes to decorating and celebrating. Don’t feel that you have to put up all your decorations or host a large family get-together as you have in the past. That simply won’t make sense if you have boxes everywhere. Trying to keep up with your ordinary traditions while moving will only cause you unnecessary stress.
Keep your holiday decorations simple. If you want to have family and friends over, keep the guest list short, ask other people to help with cooking, or have the event catered. You might also want to ask someone else to host the party or have dinner at a restaurant this year.
Start Packing Early
People tend to underestimate how much stuff they have and how long it will take to pack, which causes them to feel overwhelmed in the final days leading up to a move. If you pile holiday stress on top of all that, you’ll feel even more frazzled when moving day arrives.
Give yourself as much time as possible (preferably at least a month) so you can pack in stages. That will give you an opportunity to prepare for the move while still enjoying the holiday festivities.
Make Your Reservations as Soon as Possible
It’s generally a good idea to hire a moving company well before your move so you can get a team to help you on your preferred date and pay an affordable rate. That’s particularly true during the holiday season. A surprising number of people move over the holidays. Also, companies might have less flexibility than they usually do with employees taking time off. Reach out to several companies as soon as you have your moving date so you can get quotes and make reservations.
Get an Estimate for Moving Services
The team at Affordable Florida Movers can help make your relocation as stress-free as possible. If the thought of packing during the holidays makes you feel overwhelmed, let us handle it for you. Our team can disassemble and reassemble large furniture, pack it safely in a truck, then bring it into your new house. We carefully select our staff and train them to work efficiently while protecting our customers’ belongings and homes from damage. Contact us today to get a quote.