It might feel a bit overwhelming when you’re moving over the holiday season, but it can actually be an ideal time to move with the extra time off from work and the lack of competition when you’re booking movers. To juggle your move while still being able to enjoy the holiday season this year, here are some things to remember when getting ready.
Don’t Host the Holiday Dinner
If you’re usually the one to entertain and host dinner during Christmas, this year let someone else take over that role. When you’re moving, you’ll need lots of time to sort through your stuff, pack up and get organized. Plus, your home will inevitably be messy as you sort through your belongings and pack them into boxes. Avoid adding on any more stress by taking a pass on playing host this year.
Make a Schedule for Packing
Packing is the most tedious part of any moving process. To make it easier, create a schedule so you can pack up a little each day without feeling overwhelmed. We recommend carving out an hour every evening to focus on one room at a time, starting with areas that you use the least. Store packed boxes in a spare room or in a corner of your home.
Book Your Movers
The winter and holiday season is hectic and messy with lots of unpredictable weather to deal with. Navigating along slippery roads and walkways can be dangerous during this time of year, which is why it’s always worth leaving your move to the professionals. They are experienced at moving during all seasons and can transport all your belongings without injury. It’s safer for you, your belongings and everyone involved.
Buy Moving Supplies During Sales
The bonus of moving during the holidays is the many discounted rates that are available. Retailers, including those with moving supplies, often have sales that you can take advantage of. Keep your eyes peeled for those sales so you can save on boxes, tape and anything else you’ll need during your move.
Put Up Only a Few Decorations
It’s the holidays, which means you need at least some decorations to get into the festive spirit. But we recommend putting up only a few essentials so you can fit them all in one or two boxes afterwards. Make it easier on yourself by sticking with a small tree and a few easy items that won’t be time-consuming to pack up.
Whether you’re moving locally in Ottawa or planning a long-distance move, Ottawa Moving Logistics can accommodate your move with competitive rates and reputable services that will deliver your belongings safely to your new home. Contact us today to book your date!