A move is a must for many people. The average person will move almost a dozen times over the course of their lifetime. That’s a move just about every decade. If you are planning to move in the year, you’ll need to stay on top of it all and get organized.
Book in Advance
Making any kind of move at any time can be deeply stressful. A move during the new year can be particularly difficult. This is when people are celebrating and making other plans. If you are going to move at this time, it’s best to speak with movers as soon as possible. Like everyone else, movers are often on vacation during the holiday season. You’ll want to get in touch with potential movers at least a month before the move. That allows you to have enough time to find the right movers and let them know you’d like to hire them.
Make Use of Apps
Now is the time to use your cellphone to make your life even easier. A series of apps can help you get on top of things. Apps can be used to help you manage your time better. For example, you can find apps that let you know about local traffic conditions in your area. That will help you figure out traffic patterns during this time of the year. Timing your move is imperative. An app can point out when the roads are likely to be clear of lots of traffic so you can get to your destination on time.
Binders are physical documents with the material you need to have with you right on hand. Get a binder in place with everything that’s related to the move. Keep in a convenient place like a drawer in your kitchen. This should include your moving timetable as well as well as all specifics that you need access to as the move starts up. Place all documents into the folder. Add tabs with subtitles that allow you to see things at a glance. Use clear plastic covers to protect all documents from stains and rips.
Utilities in Your New Home
Utilities are essential. During the holiday season, it can be very hard to get in touch with staffers at the gas and electric companies. This is the time to be proactive. You’ll want to have those utilities set up well in advance in your new home. This is the time to get things in place well before the holiday season. Make up a list of each utility you’re going to need in your new home. If you’re moving to a new state or municipality, you’ll need to have all contact information on hand well before you arrive.
Clutter is an impediment to the move you want done. If you have lots of things, it’s going to take a lot of time to bring them to your new place. The holiday season means you can take items you’re not using and find them a new home. Items that are in really good condition can be sold on popular selling sites. You’ll get rid of the things you don’t want and you’ll make some money at the same time. Another option are holiday gifts. Items in perfect condition can be wrapped up and given to your loved ones.
Pack Holiday Decorations Last
A move during the holiday season doesn’t have to mean giving up your chance to celebrate the holidays. Put up a tree. Bring out a glass to toast the new year in style. Have a look as you get everything up. This is a chance to remove the holiday decor that isn’t working for you. As you move, you can begin to take those holiday decorations down one by one. Create separate boxes for all these holiday decorations. That way you can unpack them and celebrate in your brand new space.