moving during holidays

Moves During and After Major Holidays

If you are selling a house or condo around this time of the year, it is hard to predict when your home will go under contract and close. In this current environment, many homes are selling in record time but some, often needing repairs, could remain on the market for some time. Because of these issues, it is also hard to predict when your moving day will be and how proactive you need to be in finding a Tryon moving company. Since your actual moving date cannot be written in stone, it might be close to one of the upcoming holidays like Valentine’s Day, MLK’s birthday, or even Easter. This can definitely complicate things, but you don’t have to miss out on the celebration by following these simple tips.

Research Rates – Moving Company

Make sure you check with your local Tryon moving company regarding potential rates around holidays and holiday weekends. This way you can verify rates without any surprises in the event your moving day falls on a particular holiday. Make sure the mover is available to move you around that time. Also, make sure to have a written moving quote so you have a reference point on the rates you will pay. As with any moving venture it is always a good idea to start early on all moving activities: organizing, discarding, collecting supplies, packing, etc. This will help alleviate a lot of stress associated with moving one’s home.

Anticipate Traffic Patterns

If you are moving to a more populated city or even an area of your present town, ask your local city government about changes and/or delays in traffic due to a previously scheduled parade or other scheduled event. On moving day, the last thing you want to deal with is a road closure or significant traffic event. If you do find out there is an event and your route is adversely affected, make sure your moving company is aware of the traffic issues and can plan around them.

Need a Babysitter

Moving with children is always a challenge, but hiring a babysitter to keep kids occupied on moving day can solve a variety of issues.

Look for Activities Once the Move is Completed

Moving can be very stressful, but it may be worth planning a day for some family time once the move has been completed. If you are moving to a different city or a new area of town, research what activities are available. If planning around a holiday, make sure to make reservations in advance. Spending time with your family and children is important especially if the new tasks at hand are unpacking and setting up a new house. These types of activities can also help you get a better idea of what your new city has to offer.

Stressing Over Decorating Your Holiday Home

It might be a good idea to not burden yourself with decorating your current home, during a particular holiday, especially if it is up for sale. If you are just moving in, maybe focus on completing the unpacking before adding more tasks to your list of things to do. Most homes will be put in order in due time, so don’t beat yourself up over having boxes littering the house. If you have time and can find the holiday decorations by all means decorate. This will bring familiar items out in a new environment and can add to the festivities.

Postpone Scheduling a Party

Never put yourself under unrealistic timeframes. If you just moved in, you are likely exhausted and will not have time to throw a party or create a celebration. Postponing it might be the proper solution. Holidays celebrated a few days or weeks later will not lessen the importance of them especially if you are juggling a move. Family members and friends will definitely understand. Delaying that party, until you are fully unpacked and settled in might be your best choice.

Tryon Local Movers

Tru-Pak Moving Systems is a local Tryon Moving Company that has serviced its residents for over 60 years. If you are considering a move during a holiday and need help with all aspects of the moving project: supplies, scalable packing and unpacking services, assignment of a moving coordinator to assist, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-659-1233 for a free estimate.

Tru-Pak Moving is a licensed, bonded, and insured moving company. We are a full-service moving company providing local and long-distance moves for residential, commercial, business, employee relocations, and military personnel.

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