by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Ok, you're moving to Little Rock--when is the best time to pack up and go? Your initial leaning could be to go over the holiday season, considering that the youngsters are away from school, you have some vacation time, and why not? Your second thought, the one you should choose, says nope, hold off until after the start of the year. Of course, this year is special; you've all been home working and learning for months on end and admittedly, you want a change of surroundings. The quicker the better. Nevertheless, holding out a couple of weeks could be the better call in the long term.
Something before we go into all the factors to stay put through the New Year--while Covid may be the bogeyman in the shadows, these details tend to be evergreen--just this year, you might want to steer clear of travel as well as being close to new people as much as possible.
Of course, moving companies in Little Rock do function throughout the holidays, but their teams also take time off. In the best of periods, you need to book your movers several weeks ahead of time; from late November through early January they may be functioning with a reduced workforce, just like everyone else. Therefore, hold off until most people are back on the job to schedule your trek. Should you be dead focused on moving in late December, ensure that you get it on your professional mover’s calendar earlier than later.
Families will travel over the holidays in 2020, regardless of what the CDC says. However people who might ordinarily go on an airline seem to be opting to drive this year--airlines have drastically curtailed flights, making traveling by air anywhere difficult. Driving suggests additional time on the highway and overnights on the road, therefore anticipate motels to be booked. Places to stay along interstates and busy highways are busier than you may think over the holidays at any rate, which means the nightly rates skyrocket. Unless you have already locked in your booking, anticipate to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines and also elevators.
The way 2020 is looking, there could well be hurricanes in the gulf and blizzards in the Midwest fighting for the Weather Channel's recognition. Ice and snow are normally a risk throughout the winter time, and you need a Plan B if the storm comes on your path when you are in the course of moving. During the holidays you're running on increased emotions and excitement even when you're not moving, so why would you put on the worry of a move? The last thing you need is for the stockings that you had planned to hang by the new chimney with care to be held up by a freak ice storm, therefore stay put, hang the stockings, and deal with the cartons down the road.
Enjoy Your Holidays
Last but not least, because this is your very last Christmas in your old home, take the time to appreciate it. Decorate your home as usual, bake the cookies and the turkey, and do all the things which are your traditions. The holidays are filled with nostalgia, anyway, consequently do not hide all those feelings under the rug due to the fact you're moving. I probably would not suggest stewing in every reminiscence (this is where the tree was thrown off off the roof of the van), nevertheless certainly allow yourself and your loved ones the room to stroll down memory lane as much as they want. Spend time with buddies, hang your stockings, and when everything is over, pack up like you usually do.
Here's a bonus--this is the chance to throw out all of your worn aged ornaments and dim bulb strands--you certainly shouldn't move that!
Bottom line? Moving and the holidays are stressful. Separate your worries by delaying your move to Little Rock until the final bit of tinsel goes and you have got one more year of great remembrances behind you. When you are in a position to make your next move, our professional movers in Little Rock are prepared to assist. Get in touch with us today!
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