Two people in holiday sweaters packing boxes

Holiday moving can be quite the ordeal as there is usually a lot happening that can significantly impact the quality of your move. From celebrations to making sure your move is completed on time, moving during the holidays can be stressful. Fortunately, the residential movers here at Behrens Moving Company will go over some holiday moving tips that can save you money and take the stress out of your holiday move. 

Plan Ahead 

Holiday moving can be an inconvenience if you don’t plan ahead of time. With moving companies having limited availability and celebrations already planned, you can find yourself feeling overwhelmed if you decide to do everything last minute. So, whether you are hiring a moving company to take care of your move or if you plan on packing and moving items yourself, make sure you do the following before your move: 

  • Get An Accurate Pricing Estimate
  • Schedule Your Move Ahead Of Time
  • Start Packing Early

Getting a good head start before your moving day is important to ensure that you limit the amount of stress that you may encounter for your move. Nothing is worse than trying to hire a moving company to take care of your move only to find that they are short-staffed or are simply booked up. 

Celebrate In Other Locations

During a holiday, you may be tempted to host a celebration at your home, but that may not be the best choice if your moving day is coming up. From visible moving boxes to empty rooms, your home may not be the most welcoming place to host a holiday event. For the good of you and your guests, consider holding celebrations at another location. Of course, if you do want to host a celebration at your home without having to pack your items, you can hire local or long-distance movers who will be more than happy to provide you with services such as:

  • Full Packing Services
  • Unpacking Services
  • Custom Crating & Rigging
  • And more! 

Refrain From Buying More Items 

If you are looking to save money on your holiday move, then you should make sure you refrain from buying items before your moving day. More items in your home means more items that movers have to pack and move, which usually means higher costs. If you really do want to get certain items, then consider having them delivered to your new location to avoid any extra moving expenses. 

Label Boxes & Donate Other Items

Before moving into your new home, make sure you label your boxes to make the transition a bit easier once you’re settled into your new home. You can easily see what your boxes contain which means less time finding items and more time decorating your home. If you find yourself having some items that you don’t need, then consider donating them to local charities. Not only are you saving on moving costs, but you are also helping those in need as well. 

Get A Head Start On Your Holiday Move

The holidays should be a time where you look forward to celebrating with friends and family, not worrying about your move. Hopefully, with these tips, you can have a more relaxed holiday moving experience instead of stressing about your move.