Moving can be extremely stressful, and moving during the holidays can take stress to a whole new level. If a move is in your near future, you may be feeling like you are sinking in a sea of tinsel and boxes. Your “to do” list may seem to have no end, and you feel like you will never survive the next few weeks. Well never fear…these tips will help take the stress out of your holiday move. And try to remember that this is all temporary. It won’t be long until you are enjoying the comforts of your new home, whether your stockings are hung by the chimney with care or not.
Take the Stress Out of Your Holiday Move
The last thing you want to be doing in the midst of a move is fighting crowds in the mall. Buy your gifts ahead of time or, if it’s too late for that, shop online. You can do it at your convenience, and there are no lines!
Don’t Move Your Gifts
Take all those gifts you’ve bought and mail or deliver them prior to your move. You don’t want to have to pack and transport them to your new location, then search for them once you get to your new home. If ordering online, have items shipped directly to the recipient with a gift message included.
Leave Out a Few Decorations
Don’t do any elaborate decorating, but leave out a few special holiday items to keep your family in the holiday spirit. Transport these separately from your other boxes, and unpack them early to make your new residence feel more like home.
Cut Out Unnecessary Tasks
This may not be the year to design your own cards or bake elaborate treats for friends and neighbors. Give yourself a pass on these tasks this year, and make a mental note to remember to do them next year. You will stay more relaxed if you stay focused on the move at hand and don’t attempt to do everything for everyone.
Donate Items to Those in Need
Not only will you be doing something to benefit those less fortunate, but, as an added bonus, you will have fewer items to move to your new location.
Use Atmosphere Movers!
Let us do the job for you. We are experts at moving, no matter what time of year, and we would love to make your move easier. Call us at (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email [email protected], or fill out this form for a FREE quote!