Packing and moving is stressful no matter what time of year you relocate. Combine the hassle of moving with the hectic holiday season, and you might feel downright overwhelmed. Fortunately, you can make the move easier on your family with a few tips for moving during Christmas.
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While moving during Christmas isn’t ideal, you may still have some control over your exact moving date. If possible, move after December 25. The week leading up to New Year’s Eve is generally slow-paced and relaxing, giving you the perfect time to execute your move without taking more time off work. This might also give you the opportunity to ask friends and family to help you pack and move during their time off.
If possible, keep the tree and other fundamental Christmas decorations up until the last minute, especially if you have children at home. This helps it feel like Christmas, even though you have the upcoming move on your mind. Also, place packed boxes in the garage or basement to keep the living area as normal and uncluttered as possible through the holiday.
If you choose to keep decorations up, you may need to pack other items early. Otherwise, you’ll be left with too many things to complete at the last minute. The basement, garage, and storage closets are good places to pack up first. Then, as the move approaches, start packing up all but the essentials.
You might typically wish for a white Christmas, but not when you move over the holidays! Still, since you can’t control the weather, your best bet is to prepare for a storm. Leave coats, gloves, and hats unpacked, as well as shovels and de-icer. Even if the forecast doesn’t call for snow, it never hurts to be prepared.
The norm might be to go all out buying gifts for your family and friends, but this year will probably be different. Moving is time-consuming and can put a dent in your holiday shopping budget. Come to an arrangement with your loved ones before Christmas arrives. You might agree to go simple, draw names, or skip gift-giving this year. Whatever you decide, make sure everyone is on the same page.
In the hustle and bustle of relocating your home, you might forget to pass on your new address to friends and family. It’s vital to share this information no matter what time of year you move, but with Christmas cards and other deliveries coming through the mail this time of year, it’s that much more important. Ask loved ones to wait until after you move to send cards and packages, just to make sure they reach you at your new home.
If you’re relocating to, from, or within the Washington, DC Metro area, Georgetown Moving and Storage Company is perfect for the job. We know that moving at Christmas isn’t ideal. That’s why our primary goal is to take the weight off your shoulders so you can enjoy as much time with friends and family as possible around the holidays.
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