Should I Move to Austin Over the Holidays?

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

Well, you will be moving to Austin--when is the best time to pack up and move? Your first inclination might be to go over the holidays, since the children are away from school, you've got a little vacation time, and why not? Your second inclination, the one you ought to choose, says nope, hold back until after the start of the year. Of course, 2020 is unique; you've all been home working and learning for many months on end and frankly, you want a change of scenery. The quicker the better. Nevertheless, patiently waiting a week or two may be the better call in the long term.
 

Something before we go into all the factors to stay put through the New Year--while Covid is the bogeyman in the shadows, these points happen to be evergreen--just this year, you might want to avoid travel and being around new people wherever possible.

Movers

Certainly, moving companies in Austin do work throughout the holidays, however their teams also take time off. During the best of days, you should book your movers a few months beforehand; from late November through early January they're functioning with a smaller staff, similar to everybody else. Thus, delay until most people are back at work to schedule your trek. If you are dead focused on moving in late December, ensure that you get it on your professional mover’s schedule earlier than later.

Hotels

Families will travel over the holidays this year, despite whatever the CDC suggests. But families who might typically take a flight are opting to drive this year--airlines have severely curtailed flights, making flying just about any place difficult. Driving will mean more hours on the highway and overnights while travelling, therefore expect hotels to be booked. Accommodations near interstates and busy highways tend to be busier than you may realize throughout the holidays anyway, meaning the nightly charges skyrocket. Unless you have already locked in your reservation, expect to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines and elevators.

Winter Weather

The way 2020 is heading, there could well be hurricanes in the gulf and snow storms in the Midwest competing for the Weather Channel's focus. Snow and ice are invariably a danger throughout the winter season, and you have to have a Plan B if the storm comes your way while you're in the heart of moving. Over the holidays you will be operating on elevated emotions and adrenaline even when you're not moving, so why would you pile on the stress of a move? The last thing you will want is for the stockings you had planned to hang by your new chimney with care to become held up with a freak ice storm, consequently stay put, hang the stockings, and take care of the cartons later on.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Finally, since this is your last Christmas in your old residence, take time to appreciate it. Decorate your house as always, make the pastries and also the turkey, and do all the things that happen to be your traditions. The holidays are rife with nostalgia, anyway, so do not sweep all of the emotions under the rug due to the fact you will be moving. I wouldn't recommend wallowing in every single reminiscence (this is where the tree dropped off the roof of the van), but undoubtedly allow yourself and your family the room to stroll down memory lane as much as they prefer. Spend time with good friends, hang your stockings, and when everything is over, pack up just like you usually do.

Here is a bonus--this is your time to dispose off all of your tattered aged decorations and dim bulb strands--you surely shouldn't move that!

Bottom line? Moving and the holiday season is demanding. Separate your stress through putting off your move to Austin until the last bit of tinsel goes and you will have one more year of excellent memories behind you. When you're ready to make your next move, our professional movers in Austin will be ready to help. Contact us today!

 

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