Moving over the holiday season might make things more hectic than joyful.
There are a few techniques you may attempt to reduce stress if you’re spending your vacation moving home.
With our advice for moving over the holidays, you can guarantee a smooth relocation and keep the holiday spirit. This includes careful packing and hiring experienced removalists.
Confirm the date of your move as soon as you can.
Time on your side is usually beneficial, especially in the hectic month of December.
You’ll want to give yourself plenty of notice and confirm your relocation date as far in advance as you can because Christmas is the busiest period of the year.
When you know when you’re relocating, you can plan the rest of your tasks around it and allocate your time accordingly.
Manage administrative tasks in advance.
Spending an hour in line at the post office or talking on the phone with your power provider during the holidays is the last thing you want to do.
Organize all of your moving-related administrative activities in advance to prevent a last-minute scramble.
Let Your Friends and Family Know
Give your friends and relatives advance notice of your move if they regularly send you Christmas cards or gifts in the mail. This will guarantee that they send your delicacies to your new address.
If you are unable to attend any Christmas celebrations, it also enables them to modify their arrangements.
And who knows? It may even inspire them to put their kind Christmas spirit to good use and assist you in some way!
Recruit Some Assistance for the Holidays
If you are moving with children or animals, you should ask a trusted friend or member of the family to babysit for you throughout the move. This will ensure that your children are safe and out of the way of the moving crew.
If you need assistance moving furniture, you can either ask your friends for assistance with the heavy lifting or, even better, engage professional movers to take care of everything for you.
Pack quickly and carefully to save space.
Start by putting things in boxes that you know you won’t need before the move, such as your winter clothing, extra towels and linen, and stuff from the garage.
Leave the everyday needs until the end, and don’t forget to pack an overnight bag on moving day so that all of your must-haves (such as toiletries, medication, pyjamas, and a phone charger) don’t get lost in the sea of boxes. Leave the everyday necessities until the end.
Make a decision about where you’d want to spend Christmas.
If the majority of Christmas Day will be spent at your new house unpacking boxes and putting together unassembled furniture, you might want to think about spending the day somewhere else to get the whole holiday experience.
Either plan a day to spend eating, drinking, and being joyful with your pals, or send the children go to celebrate with their extended family.
We won’t judge you if you don’t make it to the grocery store because you have more important things to do, like packing up your old house and setting up your new one.
When you shop online, not only are you able to cross items off your list of people to buy Christmas presents for, but you can also have your groceries brought right to your doorstep at the same time.
You should go grocery shopping as soon as you get the keys to your new place, or you could treat everyone to takeout on the first night.
After all, you’ve spent the entire day moving boxes and unpacking, so why would you want to spend the evening in the kitchen?