Relocating Over The Holidays

Relocating over the holidays Noah's Ark Inc Blog

 The holidays are upon us. Wintry weather, family gatherings and… moving? Yes. For one reason or another some of us need to pick everything up and move during the busiest time of the year. Relocating over the holidays has its pros and cons however. The biggest pro is a lowered moving rate. During the slow moving season, moving companies desperately seek those who need to brave a move during the holidays. (That’s not too many customers.) So it’s the perfect time to weigh prices and shop around for a moving company to suit your needs and not the other way around.

 

We’ll be honest, the cons of holiday relocation outweigh the pros.  Weather conditions can delay deliveries and it’s dangerous for people to carry heavy items on icy or wet sidewalks and surfaces; the biggest con in relocating during the holiday season is that you may be moving away from family and not closer to them. This also speaks to the sheer amount time that a move takes and the stress it can heap up like a snowy forecast. It’s also going to be very difficult to put up a Christmas tree and ornaments if you can’t even locate your box of sweaters or kitchenware. For that reason, we have 10 tips that we think will help you relocate successfully and efficiently during the holidays.

 

1. Family First

If you’re relocating during the holidays, see if your family wants to help. People are always looking for ways to spice up their old traditions. So do something new. Although it may seem a little funny to ask your estranged uncle to help unpack your bathroom, it might bring you both closer together. The more hands on deck, the faster the process goes. If that’s not appealing, just let everyone know that you might be late on Christmas day and send your love ahead of time.

 

2.  Barter and schedule now!

After you’ve received the best price for your move, schedule it as soon as possible. Moving companies expect this season to be slow, so a lot of them take time off. Slate that move quickly and be sure you’re in the best of hands early.

 

3. Weather-proof  

It’s going to rain, snow, hail and the rest. Pack an emergency duffle and include gloves, coats, hats, scarves and wool socks. Preparing this way will prevent you from sniffles at the holiday table later.

 

4. Pack Now!

Packing as soon as you can is the best thing you can do. Look into packing services that can save you time—the time you could be sharing with family and friends. You’ll appreciate their thorough job and this will improve efficiency in the long term.

 

5.  Gifts

Pack holiday gift in designated boxes. Keeping these items together and labeling the box will prevent you from leaving them behind and sending them in the mail much, much later than needed.

 

6.  Decorations

Do decorations make you feel closer to warmth and the holidays? If so, there’s nothing wrong with setting a box of holiday supplies aside. Label them and group them with your gift boxes.

 

7.  Holiday Cards

Create holiday cards that are personal while informing friends and family that you’re residence has now changed. They’ll appreciate the card and you’ll be keeping everyone up to date in the time being.

 

8. Holiday Music

Even when things couldn’t get any worse… you can sing jingle bells and get into the holiday spirit. The truth is, irony works in the strangest ways. Jingle all the way into your new home.

 

9.  Children

The holidays are special times for your children. Moving is hard enough. Besides not moving, ask them for their thoughts on the holidays and what would make this time of year extra special for them. Giving them a voice in the matter will make things easier for everyone.

 

10. Give Thanks

Relocating during the holidays is tough; you know that by now, but what better time is there to reflect on all the things you have—possessions, people and life. Celebrate the season as warmly as you can. Keep the holiday spirit cheery and good luck.

 

 

 

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Relocating Over The Holidays

Relocating over the holidays Noah's Ark Inc Blog

 The holidays are upon us. Wintry weather, family gatherings and… moving? Yes. For one reason or another some of us need to pick everything up and move during the busiest time of the year. Relocating over the holidays has its pros and cons however. The biggest pro is a lowered moving rate. During the slow moving season, moving companies desperately seek those who need to brave a move during the holidays. (That’s not too many customers.) So it’s the perfect time to weigh prices and shop around for a moving company to suit your needs and not the other way around.

 

We’ll be honest, the cons of holiday relocation outweigh the pros.  Weather conditions can delay deliveries and it’s dangerous for people to carry heavy items on icy or wet sidewalks and surfaces; the biggest con in relocating during the holiday season is that you may be moving away from family and not closer to them. This also speaks to the sheer amount time that a move takes and the stress it can heap up like a snowy forecast. It’s also going to be very difficult to put up a Christmas tree and ornaments if you can’t even locate your box of sweaters or kitchenware. For that reason, we have 10 tips that we think will help you relocate successfully and efficiently during the holidays.

 

1. Family First

If you’re relocating during the holidays, see if your family wants to help. People are always looking for ways to spice up their old traditions. So do something new. Although it may seem a little funny to ask your estranged uncle to help unpack your bathroom, it might bring you both closer together. The more hands on deck, the faster the process goes. If that’s not appealing, just let everyone know that you might be late on Christmas day and send your love ahead of time.

 

2.  Barter and schedule now!

After you’ve received the best price for your move, schedule it as soon as possible. Moving companies expect this season to be slow, so a lot of them take time off. Slate that move quickly and be sure you’re in the best of hands early.

 

3. Weather-proof  

It’s going to rain, snow, hail and the rest. Pack an emergency duffle and include gloves, coats, hats, scarves and wool socks. Preparing this way will prevent you from sniffles at the holiday table later.

 

4. Pack Now!

Packing as soon as you can is the best thing you can do. Look into packing services that can save you time—the time you could be sharing with family and friends. You’ll appreciate their thorough job and this will improve efficiency in the long term.

 

5.  Gifts

Pack holiday gift in designated boxes. Keeping these items together and labeling the box will prevent you from leaving them behind and sending them in the mail much, much later than needed.

 

6.  Decorations

Do decorations make you feel closer to warmth and the holidays? If so, there’s nothing wrong with setting a box of holiday supplies aside. Label them and group them with your gift boxes.

 

7.  Holiday Cards

Create holiday cards that are personal while informing friends and family that you’re residence has now changed. They’ll appreciate the card and you’ll be keeping everyone up to date in the time being.

 

8. Holiday Music

Even when things couldn’t get any worse… you can sing jingle bells and get into the holiday spirit. The truth is, irony works in the strangest ways. Jingle all the way into your new home.

 

9.  Children

The holidays are special times for your children. Moving is hard enough. Besides not moving, ask them for their thoughts on the holidays and what would make this time of year extra special for them. Giving them a voice in the matter will make things easier for everyone.

 

10. Give Thanks

Relocating during the holidays is tough; you know that by now, but what better time is there to reflect on all the things you have—possessions, people and life. Celebrate the season as warmly as you can. Keep the holiday spirit cheery and good luck.

 

 

 

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