Friday, December 13, 2013

Moving During the Holidays

Most people think Christmas is supposed to be a time to relax and celebrate. But sometimes, life will surprise you and you just have to go with the flow. We're talking about moving to a new home.

Although it's not the ideal time to move, it can be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps you have been promoted at work and it requires you to relocate, or you've just found a new job, or there's an unforeseen event wherein it demands a necessary move.

Whatever reason you have for the sudden change of path, you might not have a choice but you can plan ahead so you can pack and execute the move smoothly. Find a moving company you can trust and get in contact with them as soon as possible. Ask for a written quote and on-site estimation. Do background checks to avoid scams, read reviews online, and most importantly, find out about the movers from the Better Business Bureau, U.S Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.

Read: 8 Ways to Spot Movers You Can Trust

Did you know that during the holidays, moving companies tend to charge less for their services? This is because the demand is low so this is a great time to find affordable deals on a moving company. However, make sure they can handle your move on your preferred dates as some of their drivers and crew members might take the time off. At this time of the year, your delivery may be a little delayed. There are also several factors affecting your move, including the schedule of equipment rentals, utility companies, and storage facilities.

When it comes to packing your belongings, don't wait until the last minute. Get those boxes ready or avail packing options. If you choose to pack by yourself or with the help of your friends and family, make sure you create a festive environment by playing some feel-good holiday music! You can even wrap Christmas presents and unpack them easily when you arrive your new home.

On the day of your move, be on the lookout for the winter weather and prepare yourself for anything and everything. Also, monitor the traffic in the interstates you'll be travelling. Try to schedule your move and avoid the busiest times.

Read: Things To Do Before Moving Into a New House

As soon as you step into the house, unpack the essentials. Then you can decorate for the holiday season, starting with your Christmas tree. Explore your neighborhood or invite over friends in nearby area. Or just sit back, relax, and enjoy your new home while sipping a cup of coffee or spending time with your family.

Remember, the holiday tradition stays with you. Bring the memories of your old home... and create new ones. After all, you're never too far.

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