Moving can be a lot of work, but moving during the holiday season comes with its own set of challenges. There are some ways you can prepare to relocate during what’s already a crazy time of year. Here are four tips from the pros:
Tip #1: Book as Soon as Possible
The holidays are actually a busy time of year for moving companies. Kids are off school, people get vacation time, and the movers themselves have holiday commitments. The best way to get the schedule and timeline you need is to book your movers as soon as you can.
Tip #2: Pack Holiday Decorations Separately
Moving is hard, but moving into a new home without being able to decorate for the holidays can make it even more difficult. Pack your holiday decorations separately and mark them so you can open them first. Even a few familiar ornaments and some lights can make your new house feel like home.
Tip #3: Watch the Weather
Winter weather can be unpredictable. Make sure you pack extra coats and winter weather attire someplace it’s easily accessible. Should the weather turn colder, you don’t want to have your winter coats and sweaters stuck on a moving van or packed in a box you can’t find.
Tip #4: Keep an Eye on Your Budget
The holidays are an expensive time of year. If you’re paying to move at the same time you’re paying for holiday gifts, it can put you in a financial crunch. Be careful with both your gift and your moving budgets, so your finances don’t add to the stress.
Do you have to move during the holidays? Count on the moving professionals at Nilson Van and Storage to get you to your destination without taking away your holiday cheer. Contact them online today to schedule your move.