Happy holidays! While most families will be eagerly unpacking their last year’s ornaments, you’ll be in the middle of a less than holly jolly task of moving during holidays! Whether you have just booked packing services Florida or are yet to do so, moving during the holidays is not an easy task. Besides all of the festive distractions, you have to deal with planning a relocation as well.
But, on a more positive note, moving during holidays doesn’t mean you will turn into a Grinch this holiday season. Indeed, you will have to be well-prepared in order not to avoid that sort of stress. Or just hire our professional local movers and your upcoming relocation will be as merry and bright as possible!
The timing could be the best or the worst possible!
While winter isn’t really “peak moving season,” the holidays can be an extremely busy time for movers. So if you’re planning to book Florida storage units during this season, it’s important to start research as soon as possible.
- Also, keep in mind that moving during holidays, especially on a Christmas weekend, for example, will cost more than moving on a non-holiday. If you’re going to move, holiday traffic is something to think about. Because roads always fill up with holiday shoppers and travelers. Some of the busiest shopping days are the Black Friday. And, for last-minute shoppers, the week just before Christmas.
- Additionally, Thanksgiving Day happens to be one of the heaviest traffic days for vehicles. Now that you know this, it’s probably best to avoid moving on these particular days, if possible.
Planning your moving budget
If you’re hiring movers, keep in mind that you may be able to save a few bucks by booking a mid-week move! You can also find cost-efficient alternatives such as rental trucks or portable moving containers. If possible, try to avoid paying for moving boxes. Scour local stores, offices, Craigslist, or U-Haul Box Exchange for free cardboard boxes. Repurpose old newspaper, magazines, blankets, and towels you have to lay around the house. They’re great for cushioning your belongings, instead of purchasing bubble wrapping.
Packing tips for moving during holidays
Decorating your home with traditional holiday ornaments is tricky when you’re packing everything you own for a move. Instead of the usual pendants and lighting, why not decorate your home so that you don’t have to pack away? The more moving day approaches, the more boxes will be lying around your home. Simply stack boxes on top of each other to form a triangle shape. Then draw a tree on them! If you’re moving this holiday season, call us, and be sure to take advantage of these tips for moving during the holidays by Purple Heart Moving Group!