How smart is it to move during holiday season! Pros and cons!

15 Dec by Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

How smart is it to move during holiday season! Pros and cons!

Moving during the holiday season – should you do it?                                    

A lot of people live for the holiday season. With all the twinkling lights,decorations and the festive atmosphere, who could blame them? Usually, a person would never willingly choose to move during the holidays, as this is the time you spend with your family, not your movers. However, if you are forced to do it, there is no reason why you couldn`t make the best out of a bad situation and have a pleasant and enjoyable move. Of course, moving during the holiday season entails that you have a reputable moving company by your side, ready to help your family deal with the tasks ahead. While there is not a right or wrong answer to the question whether relocating at this time would be beneficial for your family or not, there are some facts you should know about this endeavor. Perhaps, they can help you make a final choice! 

Happy holidays from our family to yours.

While others unpack, you will be packing

Holidays are usually that time of the year when everyone takes out their boxes filled with holiday decorations and starts to unpack them in order to decorate their house. While everyone else is busy creating the most beautiful Christmas tree, you will be busy with a completely different thing – packing. You will have to pack up a lifetime worth of memories and furniture and transport them to the new house. And that is one of the worst parts of moving during the holiday season – the fact that you have to deal with moving tasks while everyone else gets to spend quality time with their families. To make the process easier on you, relocation professionals have plenty of different moving assistance options to choose from, so using some of them would make your holiday move much more bearable.  

Moving during the holiday season entails bad weather

Unless you were lucky enough to live and now move within the state of California, you will have to be prepared for bad weather. Blizzards, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures are all part of a winter move. Since you can`t control the weather on your moving day, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. 

  • Wear warm clothing which includes gloves, hats, boots and, most importantly, a very warm winter jacket.
  • Make sure your driveways in both the old house and the new one are cleared. You will need to have a clear path for the loading and unloading of your items
  • Make arrangements for someone to turn on the heat in your new home. 
  • If you are moving during the holiday season, the last thing you need is a trip to the emergency room. Therefore, watch out for slippery sidewalks and stairs, as ice frequently forms on them during the winter. 

In case you have nothing against snow and cold temperatures, moving during the holidays might be the right choice for you. At least you will avoid the scorching hot temperatures that summer brings. 

Moving during the holiday season means you will have to be equipped with seasonal clothes.

Holidays are the perfect time for sharing

Once the holiday season knocks on our doors, people start feeling the need to express their gratitude and be charitable. It is a well-known fact that you might not be able to volunteer during Thanksgiving, as there are too many people already signed up for the same thing. However, if you think about it, there are many reasons why this works in your favor. For starters, chances are you will have a lot of relatives willing to open up their doors for you and let you settle in until the new house is ready. And, when you know you have a safety net and someone to turn to in case something goes wrong, household relocations can be easy – or at least easier than the alternative. 

Besides, holidays are the right time for making donations. When moving, it is highly recommendable that you clean your home, and get rid of old and ragged things. You are embarking on a new path and a new life, and there is no need to do it with old furniture weighing you down. 

Money is tight during the holidays

If you are moving in December,before dealing with movers, you first must take care of your long list of Christmas presents to buy. Or maybe you plan on moving in November, right after a lavish Halloween party and beforea glorious Thanksgiving feast. November and December are two months that require the largest funds. Imagine adding a full service moving company to your list of expenses. If you plan on moving during the holiday season, you have to be ready to spend a lot of money, money which you may not have. 

Every holiday ornament comes with a price that may be too high!

To make a bad situation worse, holidays are usually the busiest times for moving companies. That means that you will have a lot of competition for the same moving date, and that you will have to be quick if you want to lock in your first movers of choice. When it comes to a holiday move, there is no time to be wasted! 

Should you move during the holidays?

Nobody can tell you whether a holiday move would be the right thing for you.After all, we don`t know your budget, the distance of your relocation, nor the magnitude of the items you have to transport. What we can say is that moving during the holiday season does come with a fair share of moving troubles. However, we firmly believe that with experienced movers by your side, you can come out of a winter move as a winner.All you need is a bit of luck, good preparation, and a lot of organization!And, there is one thing you must not forget – to dedicate some time to your loved ones. It is the holiday season, after all!

ByDr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

20 years experience in the field of moving and relocation. Sharing tips and expertise in the proper ways to move, pack, and arrive at your destination. Managing, the leading consumer protection portal for the moving industry

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