While there are few people who would choose to move during the holiday season, sometimes the timing of a relocation is out of your control. Maybe your new employer wants you to start a new position right after Christmas, or perhaps you or your loved ones are in the armed forces and are starting a new assignment at the end of the year. No matter what your reasons for moving during December, your friends at Brookline Transportation have a few moving tips for keeping the holiday spirit high and the stress level low.
1. Book Early
No matter what the size or scope of your move, it’s important to choose a reputable moving company like Brookline Transportation and book your moving date as early as possible. By starting these preparations at least 8 weeks (or more!) ahead of your move date will give you the best chances of securing the moving crew, supplies and time slots that you’ll need.
2. Pack Seasonally
The holiday season is stressful all by itself; add moving into the mix and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To try and still make the most out of both, make sure you are packing to meet your immediate needs. Keep holiday gifts, decorations and wrapping supplies packed (and labeled) separately from everything else for easy access once you arrive at your new home. The same goes for clothing and any household goods that you won’t immediately need. You’re busy enough; only unpack the things you’ll need right away and save the rest for later, once things have calmed down a little.
3. Keep in Contact
The holidays are an important time for friends and family. Make sure that all of your loved ones have your contact information and are kept in-the-loop about your moving plans and know how to reach you throughout the moving process. Getting a friendly phone call or text can be a great way to feel “at home” even while you’re on the road.
Relocating during the holidays may not be ideal, but these moving tips can help it go just a little more smoothly. For more helpful tips and tricks, contact Brookline Transportation today! You can speak to one of our friendly representatives or fill out our quick online form for a free estimate.