Are you planning to move during the upcoming holidays? You may be wondering how to handle all of the holiday activities as well as the details of your move. With a little planning, it can all be done and doesn’t have to be as stressful as you may think. Take a look at our top tips for how to move during the holidays.
Decorate for the Holidays
As you pack, you may look around your house and think that it doesn’t look like the holidays are coming up soon. That may actually stress you out more. Put up a few decorations, such as garland or lights and a tree, so you can get in the holiday spirit while you prepare to move. When the time comes, pack your holiday decorations in a separate box so you can find them quickly and give your new home a festive look as well.
Be Weather Wise
Charlotte can get cold during the winter months, even if it does not get much snow. Use caution when carrying boxes on slippery sidewalks and driveways after a rainstorm. Dress in layers to stay comfortable as you pack and on move day. If you’re moving to a colder area, be prepared with a separate bag of warm winter clothes so you won’t have to search through boxes when you arrive.
Stay on Budget
Between holiday gifts and moving expenses, you may decide that there is no point in trying to stick to a budget. However, you can stay on budget by planning ahead. Let your friends and family members know that you may not be able to give everyone a gift, at least not an expensive one. They are probably facing financial challenges themselves this year and will understand your situation. Work with your movers to determine the best way to save money, such as moving during the week or packing everything yourself.
Let the Children Help
Involving your kids in your move will help them adjust to the transition. Even the younger ones can pack their toys and books. You can make a game of it by tucking away a stocking stuffer in each of their boxes, for them to find when they unpack in your new home, or by rewarding them with holiday treats after they’ve done a good job with their packing tasks.
Send Greetings and Your Address
This year, your holiday cards can do double duty. You can send your greetings and let your friends and family members know that you’re moving. Remember that most people throw out the envelope without really looking at it, so you’ll want to include a note inside the card saying that you’ve moved, providing your new address and the date you’ll be moving in.
Declutter and Donate
It’s always a good idea to go through your closets and drawers before you move to decide what you can donate or discard. When you are preparing to move during the holidays, if you have sweaters, pants, or coats that you no longer wear, donate them to an organization that helps people who are less fortunate. If you have holiday decorations that you won’t be using and don’t want to move, there are people who would appreciate those as well.
Don’t Try to Do It All Yourself
When you are planning to move during the holidays, you’ll have a lot to do. Hiring professional movers will help ease your stress and anxiety while ensuring that all of your possessions will arrive safely in your new home. You can have the movers pack, transport, and unpack so you’ll be able to focus on enjoying your new home and enjoying the holiday season.
Contact Fox Moving and Storage for Help with Your Move
Ready to move during the holidays? At Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte, we are ready to help you plan, pack, move, and unpack your treasured possessions so you can move to your new home stress free. We also offer a free quote so you can include it in your moving budget.
At Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte, we are your trusted, locally owned movers. Contact Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte today to learn more! Simply give us a call today at 980-207-2998 and find out how we can help you.