Tips For Moving During the Holidays
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re looking for a miracle.
An impossibly unbelievable event that will let you effortlessly move during the holiday season without any stress, worry, and arguments.
Here’s the good and bad news—you don’t need a miracle. Good, because miracles are hard to come by, and not-so good because it’s going to take a lot of work. But honestly, the return on your investment is totally worth it. How do we know?
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One way we engage our customers and potential customers is by sharing the secrets to a successful move our experienced local and long-distance movers use every day.
Most people don’t have a process for hiring complete strangers to pack and transport all their personal things—including cherished items of value. That’s why we put together the Residential Moving Checklist.
The in-depth article you’re reading now expands on that checklist by providing:
3 gifts to give yourself when moving during the holidays.
- Move after your family celebrates. If at all possible, pick your move day after Hanukkah or sometime between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s a slow time of year when most people take time off, businesses slow down, and schools are closed.
If you don’t celebrate Christmas, your post-holiday time will vary, but the message remains the same—especially if you have children, celebrating with familiar traditions and cherished items will ease the transition out of the old home and into the new.
Also, there’s no rush to unpack and get the decorations up. With proper planning, you should be able to pack the majority of your house and leave one room decorated. If you need to move mid-holiday, dedicate one or more moving containers to decorations and holiday items for quick and easy access in your new home.
Keep all your fragile items safe through your move, even in the hands of cheap movers, with our money-saving approach to packing glasses, dishes, and breakables.
- Make extra time for the kids. Going to a new home and neighborhood, leaving old friends, and starting over at a new school with none—all these realities of moving can cause a lot of anxiety for children moving long-distances, and even locally. It’s easy for the feelings of loss to overshadow the spirit of the holidays.
Wrap and hide presents ahead of time. Just don’t forget where among all the boxes you hid them! Opening a special gift they really, really want can be the simplest way to save an entire holiday. Plus, it may help your child make friends.
Keep ties with old friends. Enable your child to exchange gifts, cards, and holiday experiences with their old friends. You may be limited by the distance you’re moving, but today’s video phone technology makes it easy to feel closer to those far away. Sharing a new experience with friends, teachers, coaches, and other significant figures can make new situations fun.
For more advice and dependable guidance, use our expert guide to transferring your child to a new school.
- Schedule fun into your moving plan. If you’re following the Residential Moving Checklist, the first step says to “get at least three moving quotes, even if you don’t plan to use movers.” This is how early you should plan for your holiday cheer. Why not get free advice from professionals?
Cheap movers are easy to find—but to enjoy the holiday season during your move, you need NJ moving companies who can give you the service you need. Some moving companies offer packing and unpacking services, storage options, disassembly and assembly of furniture, TV installation, and a number of other timesaving services.
There are always unexpected events, good and bad, you can’t anticipate. So do as much as you can early to create the memories of your move you and your family want. It may mean paying a little more for an unpacking service, or maybe just letting some stuff sit in boxes for a while, and you and your family can share a brand-new holiday experience in your new town, instead of getting overwhelmed by all the work you have to do at home.
That’s the best gift you can give your family during your holiday move.