Moving is an exciting but also stressful time for someone, especially if they don’t have much experience when it comes to moving. The feelings of stress and anxiety can be especially compounded if you move during a holiday. Fortunately, the residential movers here at Alex Moving & Storage have some valuable tips for moving during the holidays. 

Avoid Booking a Move at The Last Minute

If you are moving, you are more than likely going to hire a team of local or long-distance movers to help take care of your move. If you do plan on hiring a moving company to take care of your move during a holiday, then make sure you schedule your move ahead of time. Scheduling your move close to the holiday might not be the best choice since there might be some issues such as:

  • Employees Requesting Time Off
  • Companies Closed During a Holiday
  • Lack Of Accurate Estimate

Begin Packing as Soon as You Can

Procrastinating during a move is a problem that you can avoid if you start being proactive. Packing items can take a decent amount of time to complete, so for the sake of you and movers that are helping you, begin packing your items early. This leaves you with more time to spend with friends and family during the holiday and less time worrying about the packing part of your move. 

Celebrate At Different Locations & Delay Any Potential Purchases

Before a holiday, you might be tempted to host a party at your home and purchase some decorations. This is usually a great idea, but if you are moving during the holiday, they may want to reconsider. Hosting a party at your home during a move may not be appealing to guests and your decorations are just an added cost for your move. Instead of hosting celebrations at your home and buying decorations, consider:

  • Hosting Celebrations at Another Location
  • Avoid Purchasing Holiday Items
  • Ship Items to Your New Home

Label Items & Give Away Any Items You Don’t Need

Because of the hectic schedule that usually comes with a move during a holiday, you might be a bit disorganized. Fortunately, there are ways for you to maintain some semblance of organization. Before your move, make sure you:

  • Label Boxes with Important Items
  • Donate Items You Don’t Need
  • Give Items to People You Know

Labeling items will help you easily find items, such as holiday decorations, that way you can have a good head start when it comes to decorating your home. Donating and giving away items that you don’t need is not only charitable, but it also helps you avoid extra moving costs! 

Tackle A Holiday Move with More Confidence

Moving during a holiday doesn’t have to be stressful and take time away from your friends and family. With these holiday moving tips, you can be better prepared for a holiday move and have time for any festivities that come with the holiday.