Moving During the Holiday Season: Is it Wise?


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While most people are unpacking their Christmas decors, you are faced with the task of packing your stuff for a move. Whether you require interstate furniture removalists from Melbourne to Darwin or you’re just moving across the street, moving during the holiday season is never easy.

You have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the busiest season of the year, plus you’re planning a relocation to boot.

To make things jolly for you, we have listed a few things to consider as you plan your holiday move.

5 Considerations for Your Holiday Move

  1. Budget and Finances

The holiday season is usually the most expensive time of the year. Between gifts for Christmas and all the traveling for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, our wallets take a beating during this time.

Considering that you’re moving, you might want to start looking for ways to cut down on your daily expenses so you have more than enough for the move and to celebrate Christmas even in the simplest way.

  1. Schedule and Timing

While it may not be the “peak season” for moving, the holidays are still the busiest time of the year. Removalists can get busy with a lot of work and commitments during this time.

If you’re considering moving in December, you have to get in touch with a removal expert and schedule your move sooner. Take note that since the holidays are a peak season, it is more expensive to move on a holiday weekend compared to a non-holiday weekend.

Now, if you intend to haul everything by yourself, consider the amount of traffic as the roads are at their busiest in this season.

  1. Packing and Decluttering

Since you’re starting a new life in your new location, now is a good time to go over all your stuff and declutter before you move. You can categorize your items and organize them by room. Make sure all your boxes and furniture are labeled according to which area of the house they are to go.

One special consideration for this – since you are uprooting over the holidays – is the festive mood in the place you’re transferring to.

Have all your Christmas decors stored in separate boxes and ask the removalists to place them in the living room of your new home.

You may not unpack everything in time for the holidays, but you can easily dress up your new place and liven it up by decorating it for holiday cheers

  1. School and Work

One good thing about moving during the holidays is it is already towards the end of the school year so your children won’t have any major challenges in school.

Simply make sure that before the move, you have already shopped around for good schools where they will transfer. Make the necessary preparations and coordinations with their present school for the documents they will need for the transfer.

These include report cards, transcripts of records, medical records, and other important documents you might need. As for employment, ensure that you have a job or, at the very least, opportunities for employment waiting for you at your new location even before you move.

  1. Safety and Welfare

Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of robberies and burglaries increase during the holidays. Protect your new home by having a security system installed before or immediately after your move. There are a lot of security systems providers that you can contact for the job.

Moving during Christmas season may be difficult but it doesn’t have to turn you into a Grinch. With proper planning and execution, you can enjoy your move and not miss out on the holiday spirit.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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