By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As we mentioned in our blog earlier this month, a holiday move to Little Rock is usually stressful, challenging, and seem a little bit intimidating initially. Nevertheless, there may be a handful of positives to selecting a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are certain actions you can take to make it easier on yourself and your family members, and that will even make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - let's consider our 5 suggestions to making your move to Little Rock over the holidays as easy as it can be.
Seems as if most people have performed this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and other people appear on your doorstep, and it is excellent - until you open all of them up and have a pile of cartons 7 feet high to deal with.
Normally, you'd probably recycle those boxes and buy your moving cartons from the hardware store or perhaps your professional moving company in Little Rock, but if you are moving over the holidays you'll be able to re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes not only to stretch your budget, but to help reduce your carbon footprint!
Keep close track of the weather
Conditions can be very unpredictable over the holiday season, wherever your home is. Be sure to watch the weather channel as best you can, to organize accordingly for significant weather like snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms that make it challenging for even professional moving companies in Little Rock to perform the task well.
Donate gently used items to reduce the number of belongings you must move
Normally, we encourage people to pare down the quantity of items they must move prior to when it's time to go not just to reduce costs, but to streamline the moving process. Yard sales and estate sales are normal when the occupants are moving, but choosing to donate your lightly used furniture (or smaller things such as garments) that you no longer need or will not be taking with you is a great way to embrace the Holiday spirit and also bless somebody in need. Quite a few donation centers encourage donations particularly around the holidays; try to find one in your area!
Include your holiday greeting card along with your life update
A lot of people send Christmas cards to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is taking place in their life. Undoubtedly, a change of residence is going to be incorporated into that update! Even so, many think that a reference to the move will likely be sufficient, and decide to mail out another change of address notification to those who have to have it. If you are moving any other time that approach is effective, but you can kill two birds with one stone if you are moving around the holidays. Add your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or inside the same envelope if you want to keep them at least somewhat separate) to reduce postage as well as time.
Engage a Professional Moving Company Now
Professional movers do take the opportunity to give their staff vacation time through the holidays, to allow them to spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved relaxation. Therefore, moving companies are typically thinly staffed during the holidays and might have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, schedule your moving company in Little Rock ASAP to allow them to be sure to staff your move adequately beforehand.
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