Moving houses can already be a tough time for everyone involved, but trying to plan a move during the holiday season can be extremely difficult. For most families, the holiday season is already filled with holiday planning, preparation, cooking, and traveling, so planning a full move on top of everything that is going on can be exhausting and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are preparation tasks that you can take to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Plan and Organize
To lighten the amount of items that you have to package, move, and then unpack, start your move by getting rid of all of the unnecessary items that you do not need or you do not want to bring with you to your new house. Donate your unwanted items to a Goodwill or Salvation Army, some people might find your unwanted belongings to be useful. Another option is to sell your unwanted items in a yard sale or online.
If small children are involved, a sudden move during the holidays would be devastating, they might not understand that the holidays will be different because of the moving process. Remember to not pack away all of their toys, have a few play things out to keep them occupied.
If your house is traditionally the gathering place where family members would congregate during the holiday season, remember that your home might not be the ideal place for a family gathering this year and ask around if any other relative might want to host for the holidays.
Last but not least, the option of traveling before the move is also available. Hire a moving company to complete the move for you or if they offer storage service, ask them to store your belongings while you are on a vacation. A destination holiday would allow your family to relax and not worry about moving entirely