Moving can be a recipe for stress in the best of times. Add a pinch of holiday cooking, a dash of last-minute shopping, and a sprig of overscheduling, and you just might find yourself boiling over. While copious amounts of egg nog can help, what you really need to tackle this (seemingly) overwhelming task is a solid game plan.
Here are our top three tips for keeping your cheer during a holiday move:
1. Find a Reputable Moving Company Well in Advance
The holidays can be an extra busy for your local movers, so be sure to choose and book your preferred moving company well in advance. The right moving company will be able to plan and execute a lot of the most stressful tasks associated with your incumbent relocation. You’ll be able to tailor your services to suit your needs—whether you’re looking for full-service packing or someone to simply load the van for you. You have more important things to focus on this holiday season…like eating pumpkin pie. And drinking egg nog. Oh, and family. That too.
2. Minimize Packing While Giving Back
Your holiday move is the perfect time to sort through your belongings and donate what no longer sparks joy. If you have kids, get them involved by having them sort through their toys and trinkets. Once you have amassed a donation pile, donate your lightly-used goods to those in need. You’ll have less to pack, and you’ll be helping others. ‘Tis the season, after all!
3. Give Yourself a Break!
Maybe you’re the holiday maven of your family. But the fact is, your holiday move is going to demand a lot of your time. Your friends and family will understand if you can’t prepare your usual twelve-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Cut yourself some slack and let someone else do the hosting this year! And when it comes to shopping for friends and family, there’s no need to search for elaborate and personalized gifts. Nobody ever complained about getting cash or gift cards!
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help with your holiday move, call us today to book a free in-home quote from the best Atlanta moving company!