5 Tips for Moving to Houston over the Holidays

Moving over the holidaysBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As we talked about in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Houston may be stressful, challenging, and seem somewhat scary initially. However, there can be a handful of pros to picking a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are particular things you can do to make it less difficult on yourself and your family, and which will perhaps make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - take a look at our 5 tips to making your move to Houston over the holidays as easy as it can be.

Reuse cartons

Seems like many people have performed this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and other people appear on your doorstep, and it is terrific - until you open all of them up and have a stack of cartons 6 feet high to deal with.

Generally, you'd probably recycle those boxes and obtain your moving cardboard boxes from the big box store or maybe your professional moving company in Houston, but if you are moving over the holiday season you'll be able to re-purpose the cartons as moving boxes not only to stretch your budget, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!

Keep an eye on the weather conditions

Conditions can be very fickle over the holiday season, no matter where your home is. Make sure to watch the weather channel as best you can, to plan properly for serious weather including snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms which render it difficult for even professional moving companies in Houston to do the task well.

Give away mildly used items to lower the number of belongings you must move

Typically, we encourage people to pare down the number of things they must move ahead of when it is time to go not only to save money, but to improve the moving process. Garage sales and also estate sales are normal if the occupants are moving, but opting to donate your lightly used furniture (or smaller things such as clothing) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a superb way to embody the Holiday spirit as well as bless a person in need. Numerous donation centers encourage donations especially around the holidays; try to find one in your area!

Integrate your holiday greeting card together with your life update

Many people send out Christmas cards to loved ones to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is going on in their life. Without doubt, a change of residence shall be included in that update! However, many feel that a mention of the move will suffice, and decide to mail out an independent change of address notification to those people who need it. Should you be moving any other time that approach is successful, however you can kill two birds with one stone if you're moving over the holidays. Add your change of address announcement with your holiday card (or in the same envelope if you want to keep them at least slightly separate) to reduce postage as well as time.

Engage a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the option to allow their employees vacation time through the holidays, so they can spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved relaxation. Consequently, moving companies are often thinly staffed over the holidays and may have less availabilities for moving jobs. As soon as you set a date for your move, reserve your moving company in Houston ASAP so that they can be sure to staff your move sufficiently ahead of time.


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