Planning a move during the holiday season? – Here are some good tips

The best way to deal with it is to plan your move and get organized early, following some simple steps so that you are prepared for any situation that may arise. Some planning and organizing can go a long way, especially during an already busy and hectic time of year.

Four good moving tips:

  • Finding a mover – once you have made the decision to move and have set a timeframe, the next step is to start researching professional moving companies. They will be able to handle every aspect of your move from scheduling to packing and moving you to your new residence, whether it’s the same city or across country. Make a list of between 3-4 companies, researching them with a background check and references before choosing your professional mover.
  • Scheduling your date – After checking with your family and work schedules, deciding on your move date early on is crucial to getting the day you prefer and the moving company you want. Lock in your date with your mover once you know your schedule and you can plan your move around your holiday activities. A benefit of moving around this time of year is demand is low with moving companies and you should be able to get the day you want along with a good price for your move.
  • Prepare for bad weather and traffic concerns – moving during winter months you will have two concerns: inclement weather and more traffic. Check the long range weather forecast to see if any storms are brewing and try to schedule your move accordingly. Be prepared for more holiday traffic and going with a weekday for your move depending on when the holiday hits, may be wise.
  • Packing up – packing during the holiday season will be stressful along with all the other things you do such as shopping, cooking and visiting relatives. Your professional movers can assist with providing all moving materials and supplies. They can also pack your belongings for you, for an additional fee to help save you time, also providing storage facilities should you need to store any. Start packing early so you are not left with running around last minute packing up while trying to enjoy your holiday!

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