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 holiday season is a breeze. If you live anywhere cooler that experiences real seasons, your move might be much more difficult. Moving during the holiday season poses its problems, but with a little planning, you’ll find that it’s a breeze. Follow these moving tips from Champion Movers to ensure you make light work of your holiday season move.
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 ample 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 taken up space in your home. Leading up to the holiday season, 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 it at a garage sale.
Call Pro Movers
All packed? Now it’s time to call the professional moving crew 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, so you should plan around the holiday season. 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 move your belongings safely 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 less stressful as you will enjoy much-needed relaxation.