Whether you are moving during summer or winter, moving is still going to be hectic.
However, it can be even worse when you have to move during the holiday.
You must figure out a way of keeping the whole family involved, festive, and ready to shift, all while packing, organizing, boxing, and protecting breakables.
But, with these tips, you can still have it all.
1. Plan months in advance
Unless you have to move urgently, you need to have a well laid out plan that can only be well-orchestrated if you start months in advance.
Take care of things like mail forwarding and having schedule service disconnections.
You should also hire a truck for moving day well in advance.
Remember, you will be moving during the busiest time of the year, so avoiding last minute bookings will always work to your favor.
Companies that call you a few weeks before you move to confirm your booking are always the best to work with.
This way, you are sure your transport is covered.
2. Put all documents safe
It’s easy to lose your important documents somewhere in a box if you are not careful.
Whether you are moving to a new state or not, have essential documents, such as social security card and driver’s license within reach.
Separate the documents from everything else and keep them where you will remember to grab them when it’s time to go.
3. Keep things festive for your family
You won’t be able to decorate as much as you’d like, but that doesn’t mean you will have bare walls.
There are tons of decorations you can put up that don’t need a lot of time to remove.
If you are moving too close to Christmas day, you may want to keep the tree packed.
Also, have a calendar you can follow that allows for some fun while keeping you on schedule for moving day.
Your calendar should allow for fun even when you get to your new home.
Before you move, have dinner with friends, buy and wrap presents, and enjoy some old traditions.
Going out to explore your new neighborhood will be a great way to escape the stress of unpacking and figuring out things, which will benefit the whole family.
4. Avoid the holiday rush
Moving around thanksgiving and Christmas means traffic will be crazy.
Plan your drive around peak travel hours to avoid being stuck in traffic for hours in a moving truck.
Also, traveling at this time reduces your chances of getting into an accident.
If you will be moving closer to the holiday, buy gifts in advance and wrap them.
Navigating stores in a new area during the festive season can be a nightmare, especially when you are trying to get last-minute gifts.
Alternatively, shop online and have the gifts sent to your new address.
If you want a smooth move during the holiday, don’t take any chances.
Instead, plan ahead of time, start packing early, label all your boxes clearly, and pack an overnight bag with all the essentials you will need on your first night.