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How to Deal with Moving During the Holiday Season

Moving during the holiday season can be hectic, but we’re here to help you execute it with a bang while still enjoying the holiday festivities.

Whether you’re relocating across the country or just around the block, moving during the holidays is no easy task; however, a little preparation can help you execute your move without turning into a Grinch.

Here are our best tips for ensuring a merry move this holiday season.

Plan Your Calendar Early

The holidays are already notoriously busy before throwing a move in there as well. Planning your calendar early is the key to maintaining your sanity during this hectic time. Start by assigning dates to essential things that you can’t change, such as work deadlines, school schedules, or the end of your lease. After that, block off time for less critical commitments like holiday parties and social events. From there, map out times where you can pack or complete other moving tasks.

Pack Little by Little

It’s unlikely for a December move to offer you much downtime. Instead of dedicating a few entire days to packing, do it little by little. The key is to start early and tackle a few boxes each day.

Take Advantage of Holiday Sales

Moving supplies can end up costing a pretty penny. To resolve this, take advantage of holiday sales as you stock up on essential packing items, such as:

  • Boxes
  • Box cutters
  • Tape
  • Stretch wrap
  • Labels
  • Permanent markers
  • Packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Scissors
  • Trash bags

Save Delivery Boxes

One of our best tips for moving during the holiday season is to set aside all of your delivery boxes for packing. You’re likely ordering more things online than usual this time of year, so make the most out of it by reusing the boxes they come in.

Keep Gifts to a Minimum

If there was ever a year to simplify your Christmas gifts, it’s this one. The last thing you want to do in the middle of a move is haul dozens of presents around. To keep the clutter to a minimum, consider asking people not to bring any gifts until after you have moved in. If you’re moving after Christmas, consider keeping presents wrapped until you arrive at your new place for easy unpacking.

Donate Unwanted Items to Those in Need

We always recommend decluttering as you prepare to move, but it’s an even better idea during the holidays. This time of year is the prime time to spread goodwill to others.

Prepare for Inclement Weather

Winter’s snowy backdrop is stunning, but it can be a huge nuisance when you’re trying to move. Since the climate can often be unpredictable during the winter months, it’s best to prepare for any degree of inclement weather.

Give Yourself the Gift of Best of the West Movers

If you’re moving during the holiday season, the chances are high that you could use some help. Best of the West Movers is here to do it all! Kick up your feet and relax while your items are strategically packed and relocated to your next destination.

We’re proud to serve cities in Davis and Salt Lake County, Utah, including Layton, Kaysville, Bountiful, West Valley, Sandy, Murray, Draper, and more! Contact us today to learn more and receive a free estimate.