Should I Move to Little Rock Over the Holidays?

Moving over the holidaysby Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Alright, you are moving to Little Rock--when is the perfect time to pack up and head out? Your initial inclination might be to go over the holidays, considering that the children are away from school, you have a little vacation time, and why not? Your next inclination, the one you should go along with, says nope, delay until after the beginning of the year. Granted, this year is different; you have all already been working at home and learning for many months on end and frankly, you want a change of surroundings. The sooner the better. Still, patiently waiting a few weeks might be the better call in the long run.

One thing before we get into all the motives to stay put through the New Year--while Covid is the bogeyman in the shadows, these points happen to be evergreen--just in 2020, you should refrain from travel as well as being close to new people whenever possible.


Certainly, moving companies in Little Rock do operate over the holidays, but their employees also take time off. In the best of periods, you should book your movers a few weeks in advance; from late November through early January they are working with a smaller staff, similar to everyone else. Thus, wait until most people are back on the job to schedule your trek. In case you are dead focused on moving in late December, be sure to get it on your professional mover’s schedule sooner than later.


Families will travel over the holidays this year, no matter what the CDC says. However families who might ordinarily fly seem to be opting to drive this year--airlines have severely limited flights, making flying anywhere a challenge. Driving means more time on the highway and overnights on your way, so anticipate hotels to be reserved. Places to stay along interstates and busy highways tend to be busier than you might think during the holidays at any rate, which suggests the nightly rates increase. Unless you've already locked in your reservation, anticipate to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines and elevators.

Winter Weather

The way this year is heading, there might well be hurricanes in the gulf and blizzards in the Midwest competing for the Weather Channel's focus. Ice and snow will always be a threat during the winter time, and you have to have a Plan B in case a storm comes towards you while you are in the heart of moving. During the holidays you are running on heightened emotions and excitement even when you're not moving, so why would you put on the stress of a move? The last thing you will want is for the stockings you had planned to hang by the new chimney with care to become delayed by a freak ice storm, so stay put, hang the stockings, and take care of the boxes later.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Finally, as this is your last Christmas in your old home, take the time to appreciate it. Decorate your house as usual, bake the cookies and also the turkey, and do all the things that happen to be your traditions. The holiday season is rife with nostalgia, anyway, therefore do not sweep those feelings underneath the rug just because you're moving. I would not recommend wallowing in every memory (this is where the christmas tree fell off the roof of the car), however undoubtedly allow yourself and your loved ones the space to stroll down memory lane as much as they prefer. Spend time with good friends, hang your stockings, and when everything is over, pack up just like you generally do.

Here is a bonus--this can be your time to get rid of all your tattered old ornaments and dim bulb strands--you definitely don't want to move that!

Important thing? Moving and the holiday season is demanding. Separate your stress levels simply by putting off your move to Little Rock until the very last bit of tinsel goes and you have got another year of excellent memories behind you. When you're in a position to make your next move, our professional movers in Little Rock are prepared to help. Contact us today!


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