Holiday seasons are a stressful time of year and moving during a holiday can add to the stress. Whether you're looking to move before or after the holidays, it's important to plan ahead and take extra steps to make your move as smooth as possible. In this blog post, the residential movers at Lincoln Moving & Storage will go over some of the most important holiday moving tips for a smooth holiday move. 

Plan Ahead

Start planning your move at least one month in advance so that everything will be taken care of by the time the holidays arrive. This includes requesting a moving quote, reserving a spot for your holiday move, and making sure your items are packed up. Not doing so means you can run into problems such as: 

  • Employees Requesting Time Off
  • Booked Up Schedules
  • Closed Companies
  • No Pricing Quote

Hire Help

Consider hiring professional local or long-distance movers if you need extra assistance with your move. This can be especially helpful around the holidays when time might be tight, and you don't have enough hands to do the job. Professional movers can also provide protection for your belongings in case of accidental damage during transit.

Stay Organized

The last thing you want is for things to get lost or misplaced during the move. Fortunately, there are some cost-saving and helpful ways you can go about ensuring that your items are kept organized. Before your move, consider:

  • Keeping An Inventory Checklist
  • Labeling Boxes
  • Color-Code Boxes
  • Donating Items
  • Putting Off Big Purchases 

Move Your Holiday Celebration

Hosting a holiday gathering can be stressful enough, but if you're in the midst of packing for your move, that stress can double. To avoid adding this stressor into an already busy season, why not ask a trusted friend or family member to take on hosting duties? This way everyone gets to enjoy their holiday celebration without worry about enjoying it in a home that is obviously going through a move. 

Enjoy The Holiday Move

At the end of the day, remember that moving during a holiday doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. With adequate preparation, moving during a holiday can actually be quite an enjoyable experience! So don't forget to plan ahead, keep up on self-care, and make sure to take some time to celebrate during your move.