Moving to a new home can be a truly exciting experience. You get to live in new digs, spend time in a new community or city, and for some, you’re getting those finishes and upgrades you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re moving into a new home for work or for personal reasons, moving can be exciting…and equally overwhelming – especially if you’re moving during the holidays. With our tips for moving during the holidays, you can feel excited about your move and prepare yourself enough to enjoy the holidays in your new home.
1. Plan ahead
You can never do too much planning and preparation, especially if you’re moving during the holidays. Many businesses will have limited hours during this time, so it’s best to get your supplies and anything you’ll need immediately during or after the move ahead of time. Make sure you contact the utility companies in plenty of time to ensure you have service when you need it – especially with federal holidays coming up. It’s a good idea to have service to the home as soon as you get access and before you move so you won’t have to live without electricity, water, and more when you move in.
2. Organize your boxes
If you organize the contents of your packing boxes before you move then moving in will be so much easier. Organize according to the room you are packing. Simply pack all the contents of one room in your boxes and label with that room name, or if you’d like to have more fun, color-code the boxes according to the room. By labeling each box, you can make it easier on your movers and in the long-run, make it easier for yourself. It’s also good practice to organize any holiday decorations you’d like to immediately incorporate into your new home. Items will be easier to find and being able to get into the holiday spirit faster will help put you in a cheery mood.
3. Order holiday gifts ahead of time
With all the activity of moving, you probably won’t have a lot of extra time for shopping. Plus, you may not feel like dealing with the bustling store crowds after packing and cleaning all day. While you’ve probably got a house full of both empty and filled boxes, who really wants to bring more things home from the store? Accept the easy convenience of ordering your gifts online ahead of time.
Choose gift-wrapping and they’ll come already packed and wrapped, saving you loads of time. If you order from Amazon, they have an app that allows you to scan right through the box so you can see what the item is. All you have to do is put on the gift-wrap and the right name. There are many ways to get around the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, especially when you already have so much to do.
Holiday Tip: If your move-in date is close to Christmas, you may want to wrap all the gifts in advance so when you move in, you’re not overwhelmed. Also, you’ll be able to spot the brightly wrapped presents easier and put them under the tree.
4. Make it special
Moving during the holidays can be stressful. It may seem like you don’t have time to focus on the spirit of the season. However, you can make it special with preparation and a positive attitude. If you have children, talk-up the moving event like it’s an adventure. Explore the town and see what fun activities they have going on for the holidays. Start a holiday tradition in your new home to start making memories. Bake holiday treats with your family and use them to get to know your neighbors.
Moving into a new home during the holidays doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may seem. Capital Movers in Texas is ready to assist you as you transition to your new home. Contact us today to learn about our moving and packing services!