How to Deal with Moving Around the Holidays
Moving is stressful enough as it is – but moving around the holidays is even worse. You not only have to deal with packing up all of your things. moving vans, and setting up a new home – but you have holiday gifts, parties and families to boot.
While no one is discounting how much fun the holidays can be, it can be a bit stressful if you’re picking up and moving homes around the holidays – especially if you have kids.
For more information on how you can make your family move less stressful this holiday season, call a leading New Jersey (NJ) moving company and find out how to make your move easier.
In the meantime, try some of our top tips for making sure your move this holiday season is the least amount of stressful as possible.
Talk to your family about gift prices beforehand.
Sometimes moving can be a bit expensive – you have to buy boxes, rent a moving truck, and often have to take several days off of work (not to mention the huge price tag of owning or renting a new home).
Because of this, moving around the holidays can make buying holiday gifts a bit more difficult than usual. If this is the case, consider setting a limit on holiday presents this year with your family and friends to make the move a bit more manageable.
Don’t plan any moving activities for the actual calendar holidays.
If you’re thinking about moving things Christmas morning, and then jetting over to a family member’s home for Christmas dinner, we would strongly advise against it. Holidays are for relaxing and spending time with your family, and if you’re planning stressful moving activities on your actual holiday, you’re going to be stressed.
Plan for moving activities any other day of the week other than the actual holiday to make your holiday move a bit more manageable this holiday season.
Plan to visit other family and friends, or avoid making the house bare before the holiday gets here.
If your family and friends are coming to your home for the holidays while you’re moving, things might be even more stressful than you can handle. Try to avoid hosting any holiday events this year, but if you do, try not to leave the house bare.
An empty house can make the holidays seem a bit sad, and trying to host a holiday party while half of your belongings are gone might cause some issues during the holiday – making it more stressful than you need it to be.
Try to minimize the amount of guests staying at your house.
Maybe you’re not the one hosting the party, but a family member or friend of yours is coming to stay during the holidays. Try to minimize the amount of guests you have come stay with you until you’re feeling a bit more settled from your move.
Not only will you feel guilty sweeping all of your guest items out from under their feet (and into boxes because you need to pack them) but the stay won’t be as comfortable for your guests if you’re in the middle of moving.
If you’re in the process of moving, think about the tear down when decorating for the holidays. If you want to bring a little holiday cheer into your home while you’re moving this season, do so lightly.
This will minimize the amount of decorations you have to pack away last minute before you actually leave your current home to move onto the next one.
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