The Christmas holidays can be a great time of the year to move. And with a bit of planning, you can move homes and still have time to enjoy the most special time of the year. Here are a few tips on moving during the Christmas holidays.
1. Start early
Most removals are booked 4-6 weeks before moving day, but you may want to start making calls well before that, as Christmas is a busy time for movers.
2. Get utilities and mail sorted
Settle any outstanding bills and make sure water, telephone, and electricity will be up and running in your new home. Also, forward your mail so you receive those Christmas cards right on time.
3. Declutter before you pack
Moving gives you the opportunity to get rid of any unwanted or unused items. If you don’t need it, don’t pack it. This will lower the removal cost because you’ll have fewer boxes. And you can contribute to the generous Christmas spirit by donating whatever you don’t use.
4. Christmas shopping
Ideally, you should try to send off Christmas gifts before you move, so you won’t have to pack and unpack those boxes. Alternatively, consider putting them in storage with any other belongings that you don’t need immediately (such as summer toys or outdoor furniture).
In any case, avoid leaving your Christmas shopping in your old home while it’s empty or you’re moving, as this can attract unwanted attention from thieves.
5. Keep your essentials handy
Keep a separate box with a change of clothes and important documents, and have it always handy. You can also pack a few treats, like your favourite tea or some mince pies, so you’ll have something nice to snack on once you arrive to your new home.
If you’re moving homes during the winter holidays and need personalised advice from expert movers, don’t hesitate to get in touch. At Rogers Removals we’re always here to help!
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