These carefully thought out tips from your friends at A-1 Moving & Storage are sure to make your move this holiday as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
While the holidays aren’t necessarily “peak moving season”, movers still tend to be very busy during this period. So if you’re planning a move you should call early and book your spot.
Know your budget
With all the gift-buying and travel expenses, your budget may already be stretched thin. When you add in the moving expenses, you’re most likely going to need to look for ways to tighten your belt. When hiring movers, your best bet is to book a mid-week move and avoid moving on a holiday weekend, since moving companies tend to be short-staffed during those periods.
If you live for the holiday season, then there's nothing more discouraging than an undecorated home amid the November and December months. To help prepare for quick holiday set-up when you move into your new place, be sure to pack all Christmas decorations, ornaments, gift wrapping, gifts, and holiday clothing in clearly identified/ labelled boxes and request that the movers place them in your living room when they get to your new home.
Giving your things away may not be the most energizing part of moving, but it's absolutely a suitable activity amid the Christmas season. Charities will happily accept your things and it costs you nothing. Alternatively, if you’ve bought gifts or made financial donations, you ought to save your receipts, as the holiday season denotes the end of the tax year. These gifts could put more dollars in your own pockets – and after a move, that is something to be thankful for!
Think about your family!
In case you're intending to move your children amidst the school year, be ready to help them with this transition period. Ensure their reports and school records are exchanged to the new school in a timely manner. Generally, this implies transcripts, report cards, vaccination records, other such documents and records.
If you follow these simple tips for your holiday move, you will be better prepared to make the most of your limited opportunities to relax and enjoy the festivities. You’ll be decking the halls of your new home in no time when you move with A-1 Moving & Storage. Happy Holidays!