Getting Organized During a Holiday Move

For as much joy as they bring, the holidays sure can be a stressful time of year. Similarly, for as much excitement that moving to a new home can bring, it can also be quite stressful. Combining the two seems like a recipe for stress overload, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to plan for a holiday move.

There are some things you can do to help take the stress out of moving during the holidays. First and foremost is being organized and prepared for moving day.

Here are some tips for moving during the holiday season.

Packing strategy

One of the first things to tackle when moving is to create a strategy for packing everything up. This can be broken down into several smaller steps to make things not seem so overwhelming.

The first step here can be assessing what things you no longer need in your life—that way you can cut down on the number of items you need to move. As a bonus, you will be doing a lot to help declutter your life.

One suggestion is to start with your wardrobe. Make a donation box or bag, and fill it with items you no longer wear. Then go room to room, picking up things that you no longer need or want and adding them to the box. Make sure that the items you choose are still in good condition—don’t select items for donation that are broken, ripped, stained or otherwise unusable.

Make a schedule

If you know your move-out date, it can be helpful to create a schedule to make sure to keep yourself on track. This can help avoid the stress of crunch time toward the end because you’ll have completed tasks in preparation for moving day ahead of time.

The holidays are a busy time. Making a schedule will also help keep your moving tasks a priority when things get busy. You can even go so far as to put time into your calendar specifically for moving-related tasks—that way you won’t over-schedule yourself and put off the moving preparation until the last minute.

Hire professional movers

Perhaps the most helpful tip to move in the holiday season is to hire professional movers to get everything from point A to point B. You may have plenty of friends who would normally be willing to help, but the holidays can really soak up everyone’s time, and they may not be available—and you may also not have time to handle things on your own, either!

Professional movers will be able to handle the heavy lifting, as well as packing the truck efficiently and carefully to make sure your precious cargo gets to its new home safe and sound.

Now that you know how to play for a holiday move, contact Furniture Master Moving Services Inc. to schedule your less-stress holiday move today. We have the experience and focus on customer service you need to keep the holidays feeling merry and bright through your moving experience.