By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As we talked about in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Houston is usually anxious, overwhelming, and seem a bit scary at first glance. Nevertheless, there might be a couple of positives to choosing a holiday move for those who play your cards right. There are certain actions you can take to make it easier on yourself and your family members, and that will even make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - let us discuss our 5 tips to making your move to Houston over the holidays as easy as it can be.
Seems like everyone has performed this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and other folks appear on your doorstep, and it is terrific - until you open them all up and have a pile of boxes 6 feet high to manage.
Normally, you would recycle those cartons and purchase your moving cartons from the big box store or maybe your professional moving company in Houston, but if you are moving over the holidays then you can certainly re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes not only to save cash, but to reduce your carbon footprint!
Monitor the weather
Conditions can be very unpredictable in the holiday season, no matter where you reside. Be sure to monitor the weather channel as best you are able to, to organize accordingly for significant weather such as snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms which make it challenging for even professional moving companies in Houston to perform their task well.
Donate mildly used items to lower the quantity of items you must move
Typically, we recommend people to pare down the amount of things they must move before it is time to go not only to cut costs, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales and estate sales are normal when the occupants are moving, however deciding to donate your softly used pieces of furniture (or smaller things like apparel) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is an excellent way to embody the Holiday spirit and also bless another person in need. A lot of donation facilities encourage donations particularly around the holidays; search for one in your area!
Combine your holiday greeting card together with your life update
A lot of families send out holiday cards out to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is going on in their life. Certainly, a change of residence will be included in that update! Nevertheless, many believe that a mention of the move may be adequate, and choose to send out a separate change of address notice to those who need it. Should you be moving any other time of year that system is effective, but you can kill two birds with one stone if you are moving through the holidays. Add your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or in the same envelope should you wish to keep them at least slightly separate) to reduce postage as well as time.
Hire a Professional Moving Company Now
Professional movers do take the chance to give their workers vacation time through the holidays, so they can spend time with their own families and get some well-deserved rest. Consequently, moving companies are often thinly staffed throughout the holidays and could have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, book your moving company in Houston ASAP so they can be sure to staff your move sufficiently beforehand.
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