5 Tips for Moving to Austin over the Holidays

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

As we talked about in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Austin is usually anxious, difficult, and seem a bit scary at first glance. Nevertheless, there can be a couple of positives to selecting a holiday move for those who play your cards right. There are certain actions you can take to make it less difficult on yourself and your family members, and that will even make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - take a look at our 5 ideas to making your move to Austin over the holidays as easy as it can be.

Reuse cartons

Seems like most people have performed this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and other folks appear on your doorstep, and it is terrific - until you open them all up and have a pile of cartons 6 feet high to deal with.

Normally, you'd recycle those boxes and purchase your moving boxes from a big box store or maybe your professional moving company in Austin, but if you are moving over the holidays then you can certainly re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes not only to save cash, but to reduce your carbon footprint!

Monitor the weather

Conditions can be extremely fickle in the holiday season, no matter where you call home. Be sure to monitor the weather channel as best you are able to, to organize accordingly for significant weather such as snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms that make it challenging for even professional moving companies in Austin to perform their task well.

Donate mildly used items to lower the quantity of things you must move

Typically, we encourage people to pare down the number of items they must move before it is time to go not only to save cash, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales and also estate sales are normal if the occupants are moving, but deciding to donate your softly used pieces of furniture (or smaller things like apparel) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is an excellent approach to embody the Holiday spirit and bless another person in need. Numerous donation facilities encourage donations especially around the holidays; search for one in your area!

Combine your holiday greeting card with your life update

Many households send holiday cards out to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is happening in their lives. Certainly, a change of residence will be included in that update! Nevertheless, many believe that a mention of the move will probably be adequate, and choose to send out a separate change of address notice to the people who need it. Should you be moving any other time of the year that strategy is effective, however you can kill two birds with one stone should you be moving through the holidays. Add your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or in the same envelope should you wish to have them at least slightly separate) to save on postage as well as time.

Hire a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the chance to allow their workers vacation time through the holidays, so they can spend time with their families and get some well-deserved relaxation. As a result, moving companies are often thinly staffed throughout the holidays and may have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, book your moving company in Austin ASAP so they can be sure to staff your move enough beforehand.


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