Moving during the festival season can be challenging. In addition to the normal stress associated with residential moving, you have to factor in the unique problems that come with the holiday season such as busy schedules, family obligations, and many other things that feature during the holiday season.
Yet for all the headaches that come with moving during the holiday season, the period also presents wonderful opportunities and certainly need not be a hassle. Careful planning and forethought can alleviate a lot of the pain associated with moving during the holiday season. In this article, we provide several tips to help make your move as painless as possible this holiday season.
It’s The Season To Be Generous
The holiday season is a time for giving, and while this is good for the community and possibly your soul, giving can also make your move far less painful. If you have items in the house that you no longer need, the holiday season presents a great opportunity to give to charity and make your load much lighter when you move. There are numerous charities such as the Salvation Army and others that welcome gifts all year around but especially during the holiday season.
If you have items that you feel the need to sell, then a garage sale can also come in handy and even earn you some money to help with the move. Organizing a garage sale is easy and by selling off the items that you no longer use, you can make your move much easier because you have less stuff to worry about packing and hauling.
Minimize On Decorations
If you are planning a move this holiday season, then it would be wise to go easy on the decorations and events to reduce the resources and time that you will need for your move. You can opt to just decorate certain sections of the front yard or the house instead of the whole lawn. You can also consider getting a smaller Christmas tree and decking it with fewer decorations than you normally do.
If your family traditionally goes on a trip during this period, you can consider either shelving the plan for this season or drastically scaling it down so it does not consume much needed time and resources for your move. There are fewer things worse than moving just days after arriving from a long holiday. Your mind will still be on holiday mode and everything about the move will be unnecessarily agonizing. This is beside the fact that holiday trips are expensive and you need to put aside money to make the move and settle into the new place.
Plan Well In Advance
Planning well before the holiday season and making arrangements with movers will save you a lot of pain when you finally move. Professional moving companies will advise you on the things that you need to do to prepare for the move and thus give you enough time to prepare and have everything ready.
Usually, a professional mover will handle most of the hard work associated with moving but it helps to be prepared as moving from a home can be psychologically taxing for you and your family. Make arrangements with a mover well in advance and ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared to make the move.
As you can see, moving during the holiday season need not be painful. Remember to plan well in advance and a lot of the hassle that is associated with moving during this season will be considerably lessened.