The cold weather is approaching and so are the holidays. With so much going on during the holiday season moving can be stressful. However, the holidays are actually a great distraction. With the right preparation, your move will be over quickly and you’ll have just enough time to put up that tree and host the perfect cocktail party.
Gather your friends and family at your beautiful new home, we’re here to help you deck the halls! Take advantage of these helpful tips:
Plan Your Move Early
The holidays are already an extremely busy period and adding a move on top can create an even more stressful time. Planning your moving early can greatly help reduce stress and ensure a more enjoyable moving experience. Organize your calendar in advance by marking off key dates that you can’t change and block off time for other commitments, such as social events. From there, make sure you have allowed at least 3 to 4 weeks to pack your belongings and household goods, and enlist the help of a moving company to efficiently expedite your move.
Delegate and Share the Responsibilities
The holidays are the most festive time of the year, and we know you don’t want to miss out. Though you love hosting Christmas dinner and your annual New Year’s Eve soirée, delegating some of the responsibilities is a great way to take some of the stress off your back and will ultimately make the party far more enjoyable. Your obligations are now cut in half and most importantly your traditions will live on.
Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive
Planning an interstate move requires a lot of your attention, if not all of it. However, keeping the spirit alive during the holiday season is important, especially if you have kids. While your children might be well aware of what’s happening around them, they’re not going to understand why the holidays are postponed. Make sure you have enough time to wrap gifts and take some time to indulge in such a joyful time of year. Bake cookies, watch a holiday film, and play some of your favorite jams. Keeping the holiday spirit alive will put a smile on the face of both you and your loved ones.
Organize Your Christmas Decor
Much like any other move, staying organized is an important part of the process. If you’re planning to decorate your old home, try sticking with decorations that don’t need to be packed. Get in touch with your artsy side and help your kids craft some homemade decor. Moving into your new home just before Christmas? Put some extra thought into packing. Keep your decorations organized in separate boxes, and prepare to make hanging stockings, ornaments and lights a first priority come move-in day.
Donate To Those In Need
Moving always provides a good opportunity to declutter and purge items that you no longer need. Donating unwanted possessions to charities and local thrift stores also makes it a very appropriate thing to do during the holiday season. Some charities offers free pick-up of your items for donation, such as Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army and Goodwill. Not only will you lighten your load for your move, but you will also help families in need.
Staying prepared and stress free during the holidays is the key to success, and putting forth the extra effort during your move will make all the difference in the world. Happy packing and most importantly Happy Holidays!
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