The holiday season means a warm, peaceful home, filled with family, friends, food and presents to most people. It doesn’t mean a home full of packing boxes and empty cupboards. However, sometimes you don’t have a choice about when to move, like when a new employer wants you to start your job immediately after Christmas or when the military sends you to a new assignment in December.
Tips for a Successful Holiday Move
Though few people would choose to move in December, there are several things you can do to make the holiday move less stressful and more festive for you and your family. Below are our five favorite tips for planning a successful holiday move:
1. Put up decorations that can move with you. You don’t want to spend the holiday season without any Christmas decorations, but neither do you want your holiday move complicated by an elaborate tree and other things that will need to be unpacked and repacked at the last minute. Instead, find a few favorite holiday decorations and put those out. A holiday wreath for the door or a small tree can also be moved easily from one home to the next and will help your new home feel special from that very first day.
2. Consider dining out for the holidays. Although big family dinners are nice during the holidays, such big feasts just aren’t feasible when you’re trying to pack up your belongings and get ready for that holiday move. However, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting together with friends and relatives. Instead of a home-cooked meal, have your feast at a restaurant this year. After all, it’s the people, not really the food, who make the occasion special.
3. Share all of your contact information. Christmas time is not a time you want to be out of reach to family and friends. Make sure that those people who are important to you know where you’re going to be and how to contact you throughout the moving process.
4. Take your Christmas celebration with you. If you’ll literally be spending Christmas Day on the road, find hotels that are planning holiday events and/or dinners. A warmly-decorated hotel may not be home, but it’ll be a lot more festive than a cold, sterile hotel lobby.
5. Explore your new community. Spending the holiday season in an unfamiliar city can seem kind of sad. However, it can also be a great opportunity to explore your new home town and to meet people you wouldn’t encounter other times of the year. Most cities host special events, concerts and light displays during the Christmas season that make great family activities. Churches, too, are especially inviting during the Advent season.
Planning a Holiday Move with Red Ball
To learn more about how to organize a holiday move and how to make that move as easy and stress-free as it can possibly be, fill out our easy free moving quote form. Our company has more than 90 years experience in helping people like you move across the state or across the country. We operate in all 50 states and are adept at offering quality service at an affordable price, no matter what the season.