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December 16, 2020

5 Tips for Moving to Austin over the Holidays

Moving over the holidaysBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As we discussed in our blog earlier this month, a holiday move to Austin is usually stressful, challenging, and appear somewhat terrifying at first glance. Even so, there may be a few benefits to selecting a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are certain things you can do to make it less difficult on yourself and your household, and which will perhaps make the move more enjoyable than one at a different time of year - let us discuss our 5 tips to making your move to Austin over the holidays as straightforward as is possible.

Reuse boxes

Seems as if everyone has performed this year’s shopping online. Holiday and birthday gifts for yourself and other folks show up on your doorstep, and it's terrific - until you open them up and have a pile of cartons 6 feet high to contend with.

Normally, you'd recycle those cartons and obtain your moving cardboard boxes from a hardware store or maybe your professional moving company in Austin, but if you are moving over the holidays you'll be able to re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes to not only save cash, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!

Keep close track of the weather

Conditions can be extremely unpredictable within the holiday season, wherever you call home. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather channel as best you are able to, to organize properly for extreme weather such as snow, wind, or lightning storms which render it hard for even professional moving companies in Austin to accomplish the job well.

Give away gently used items to reduce the number of things you must move

Typically, we encourage people to pare down the number of belongings they must move ahead of when it's time to go not only to save cash, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales and also estate sales are normal when the occupants are moving, yet opting to donate your softly used pieces of furniture (or smaller items like clothing) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a fantastic way to embody the Holiday spirit and also bless another person in need. Quite a few donation centers encourage donations especially around the holiday season; try to find one near you!

Integrate your holiday greeting card with your life update

Many families send Christmas cards to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is going on in their life. Certainly, a change of residence shall be included in that update! However, many think that a mention of the move may be sufficient, and decide to mail out another update of address alert to those people who will need it. Should you be moving any other time that strategy works, but you can kill two birds with one stone if you are moving over the holidays. Include your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or inside the same envelope if you wish to keep them at least a bit separate) to lower postage and time.

Hire a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the option to allow their staff vacation time through the holidays, for them to spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved downtime. Therefore, moving companies can be thinly staffed over the holidays and could have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, schedule your moving company in Austin ASAP so that they can be sure to staff your move sufficiently in advance.


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