Many people try to avoid moving during the holidays at all costs, but sometimes, you don’t have an option. Luckily, you don’t have to stress during the whole process. Our Bay Area moving company has plenty of experience with relocation during the holiday season, so we have learned a few tips and tricks that can help make the process go as simple and seamless as possible.
Pack Decorations Separately
If you are feeling down about missing out on the holidays while you focus on your move, you don’t have to skip out on all of your traditions. We always recommend that our customers pack any of their holiday decorations separately. Not only can you pack them last, but you can also keep them in a special, labeled box to ensure that they get unpacked first. To ensure that they don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle, simply ask your movers to place that box in your living room where you can start unpacking it right away.
Budget Your Spending Carefully
During this time of the year, people find themselves spending a lot more than usual. Whether you’re buying plane tickets to fly home or purchasing gifts for your family, there are a lot of extra costs to consider. When you add in the price of moving, it is easy to go well over your budget. By taking the time to plan your budget carefully and put aside extra cash, you can help ease the financial burden. You should also keep in mind that travel for long distance moves is going to be more expensive around the holidays, so you will want to allot more money for that category.
Avoid Holiday Traffic
We always recommend that our customers avoid moving on Christmas and New Year’s Eve at all costs because traffic is far heavier on these days. However, you should still give yourself extra time for travel on other days around the holidays because shopping traffic can get really bad as well. In fact, a poorly timed holiday move could double the amount of time that you spend on the road. The best thing you can do is leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination safely.
Prepare for Inclement Weather
Lastly, you need to gather all of the supplies that you’ll need to move in the snow. If you’re moving in the Bay Area, you don’t have to worry about snow, but if you are completing a long distance move further North or to the East, you should make sure to pack hats, gloves, winter coats, and boots. You should also pick up some sidewalk salt and rubber mats if there is snow or ice on the ground around your new home. These extra steps will help protect you, your home, and your residential movers from slippery puddles and mud.Would you like to simplify your Bay Area move around the holidays? If so, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact Move-Pros any longer! You can call to speak with a service representative about your moving needs and our relocation services, or you can fill out our online form to request a complimentary moving quote.