Tips for Moving During the Holidays

Tips for moving during the holidays

If you’re fortunate to live in Las Vegas where the cool December weather is mild and calm compared to the rest of the country, you may find that moving during the holidays is a breeze. If you live anywhere cooler that experiences real seasons, your move might be a lot more difficult. Moving during the holidays poses its own set of problems, but with a little planning, you’ll find that it’s a breeze. Follow these moving tips from Champion Movers to make sure that you make light work of your holiday move.

Pack Early

One of the best ways to have a successful move at any time of year is to be organized and give yourself plenty of time to pack and organize your move. Give yourself about a month to sort through the items that you will be taking with you and what you feel like you should part ways with. Packing for a move is a great opportunity to declutter your home and get rid of all of the items that you’ve hoarded over the year. Give yourself plenty of time to sort through these items so you know which items you need, want, or can sell or donate.

Schedule Your Donation Pick-up

Once you’ve packed and organized and packed the items that you will be taking with you on the move, you can plan on donating the rest. The holidays are a great opportunity to donate extra clothes, blankets, and toys that have been taking up space in your home. Leading up to the holidays, there are plenty of places that are accepting donations so it would be great to take advantage of this abundance. For anything that you can’t donate, you can sell at a garage sale.

Call Pro Movers

All packed? Now it’s time to call the professional moving crew in to take your belongings to your new home. Winter is generally a slow time for moving companies. Generally, you can get better rates or fees waived during slow seasons. Finding a moving crew that will work on holidays might be hard to find, so you should plan around the holidays. While you can find great rates because of supply and demand, the specific choice of days that you will have to choose from may be limited.

Plan For Delays

The holidays are a very busy time for you and your family. On top of that, you will be severely limited by the amount of daylight at your disposal. With the sun setting earlier in the day, the amount of time that a moving crew will have to safely move your belongings will be limited as well. Plan for this and any other delays that might come with the holiday season so that you are not pressed for time throughout your move.

Make Your Holiday Plans

Finally, take some time to enjoy the company of your family and friends. This is the holiday season after all. If your home is unavailable due to the move, you can still make holiday plans away from your home. Plan on attending holiday events in your community or at the home of your family members. This will make your move feel less stressful as you will be enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation.