While moving during the winter holidays might seem like a last resort, there are actually many benefits to choosing the winter months for your next move. Real estate and rental prices tend to be lower during the winter months. The costs for movers tend to be lower as well because the winter is the off-season, and because it’s less busy, you’re more likely to get the moving dates and times you want.
Moving during the winter months can present different challenges. The teams at Great Plains Moving and Storage have gathered these moving tips to help you make your holiday move stress-free:
Plan Your Move in Detail
When you partner with Great Plains Moving and Storage, we’ll help you build a moving plan that works with your timeline, your budget, and incorporates all the services that you need. When you have your moving plan finalized, you’ll know exactly what to expect, and you can plan out the rest of your logistics as well.
Schedule Your Move Well in Advance
Your moving team can schedule the day you’ll move out of your old residence and into your new residence, and you may be able to pin down the time of day for your move, as well. Ironing out as many details as possible ahead of time will help your move go smoothly.
Make Plans For Your Pets
No matter how you’re planning to travel to your new household, you’ll need to make a travel plan for your pet, too. Your vet can offer tips for extended airline or car travel and how to make that easier for your pet. You should be prepared to travel with food, water, and any needed medications for your pet. Keeping your pet safe from the weather during winter travel can be more challenging; make sure you have a plan for any downtime or in case of emergency.
Be Mindful of Holiday Closures
Preparation ahead of your move will go a long way to making sure that your utilities are on, cable or internet is installed, and there’s food in the fridge for your first few days in your new home. When you move over the winter holidays, you’ll need to be mindful of any closures for the utility service companies, cable or internet providers, and local services like restaurants and groceries. You can research in advance to make sure you can set appointments around holiday closures.
Moving over the holidays might make you feel like you’ve missed the opportunity to celebrate with family or friends. That’s why our moving tips include recreating holiday celebrations. A housewarming can be a great reason to gather those you love, too! Recreating a family tradition or homecooked meal in your new space can make it feel more like your home.
The best moving tips from Great Plains Moving and Storage are to use our comprehensive packing, moving, and storage services to their full extent. Your move will become easier the minute you had off the hard labor to our team.
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