You may often be faced with a move suddenly, or you may want to plan your move around a less busy time for moving and storage companies. When you find yourself in a scenario where you’re moving during the holidays, there are specific steps you should take to make this process go smoother—especially when you plan on hiring long-distance movers. Let’s take a moment to discuss a few tips to help your holiday move be a success.
Make Sure to Get an Estimate
We know that money can sometimes be tight during holidays. With this in mind, you should always ask for a written estimate from your moving and storage company.
No Holiday Party Hosting
This might be difficult for those who love entertaining guests during a holiday. When you’re packing and moving, it can be very stressful to also focus on entertaining your friends and family. Skip the hosting this year, and plan for next year instead.
The earlier you can begin packing, the better. Getting an early start on packing can help free up some time to enjoy festivities that may occur around the holiday. To minimize any inconvenience, you can pack out-of-season or other non-essential items first:
- Out-Of-Season Clothing
- Yard Equipment
- Extra Linens
- Items Stored in Basement or Garage
Get Ahead of Schedule
Even though some holidays fall during the off-season for moving companies, you’ll still want to schedule ahead of time. If employees at moving companies take time off for a holiday, some companies may be short-staffed and have a restricted schedule.
Organize and Label
If you want to have a grand holiday celebration at your new home, you’ll want to ensure that you’re well organized. By doing so, you’ll be able to locate all of the decorations that you need quickly.
Avoid Large Purchases
We know how tempting it is to buy a new TV during a holiday sale, but you’ll want to hold off on this decision. Buying large items will only make a move more challenging. Alternatively you can schedule a delivery date for your purchase so it can arrive at your new address.
Donate Some Items
Moving is an excellent opportunity to clear out items you no longer use. And the holidays are the perfect time to consider donating. Go through your closets and pull out things you’re willing to part with—it will simplify your move.
Get in Touch with Our Team
If you need a moving and storage company that you can trust, you’ll want to get in touch with the team at Coleman Worldwide Moving. For over 100 years, we’ve been the residential movers known for going the extra mile for our customers. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.