A Survival Guide to Moving During the Holiday Season

Nov 16, 2022 | Blog, Moving Blog, Tips

Moving can be a stressful experience at any time of the year, especially if you plan on moving from December to January. The holiday season can crowd in on the whole moving process.

Here are some of Element Moving and Storage’s best tips for balancing your holiday fun and packing up your things for the move.

Moving Tip #1: Move After Christmas

The smoothest and easiest time to move around the holidays is right after Christmas so that your moving day falls immediately after December 25th. If you move during the week after Christmas, you’ll face zero to no competition as most people take off work and spend their time with friends and family. 

If you move right after the holidays, though, look for a trusted local moving company to do the packing and transport! It’s likely your friends and family have their own hectic schedules this time of year.

Moving Tip #2: Label Your Boxes

Each time you move, it’s important to label your boxes. But during the holidays, it is especially important. Make sure you know from the labeling where your china, decorations, and party clothes are. Write on each box what’s in it, which room it should be in, and whether it’s fragile or not.

The best part is that our Dallas moving team can tote your Christmas boxes right to where they should be in your new home, and you won’t have to worry about hauling heavy boxes downstairs from your attic!  Remember you can order box kits to be delivered to your home based on the size of your house.

Moving Tip #3: Pack Your Decorations Last

Another great reason to move after your holiday is that you can “decorate” by packing up your things, leaving only the holiday décor unpacked. When the season is over, just pack up your things and get going. You can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how to pack later on.

If you prioritize your packing, you can pack all the items used for special occasions only, and then pack everything in the storage closets, basement, and garage the least used areas so that all you’ll need to put away are your essentials.

You can keep out your curtains, photos, and a touch of décor to lend a warm, holiday ambiance to your home. Holidays are an important time to be with the family, and it’s paramount to stay in the spirit of the season without getting too caught up in a moving frenzy.

Moving Tip #4: Move Mid-Holiday Moving

If you’re hoping to move in between holidays, you can leave your family or living room decorated to keep the place feeling like home. One day prior to the move, pack up the room then you’ll be able to unload it and immediately set up the Christmas tree. If your house is full of boxes stacked miles high, you’ll still have a warm, hearth-like living room from the decorations you packed just before the move.

Moving during the holidays may feel stressful at first, but by keeping organized and planning ahead will get you where you need to be. 

Labeling your boxes, leaving decorations up until the day before, and budgeting well in advance can take the stress out of holiday moving. Just remember not to let anxiety take away your holiday spirit, since this season should be one of the best times of the year!

Element Moving and Storage: Your Dallas and Austin Moving Team

If you’re moving during the holiday season and need a quick, quality moving company, contact us today for a free quote.!

Our expertise and efficiency help you have peace of mind and give you a quality experience from start to finish. Enjoy your move with the reliable long-distance and local movers from Element Moving and Storage, and leave the heavy lifting to us.