By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As we mentioned in our blog earlier this month, a holiday move to San Antonio can be anxious, overwhelming, and seem somewhat scary at first glance. However, there might be a handful of positives to selecting a holiday move when you play your cards right. There are certain actions you can take to make it less difficult on yourself and your household, and that may even make the move more pleasant than one at a different season - let's consider our 5 suggestions to making your move to San Antonio over the holidays as painless as possible.
It seems like everyone has done this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and other people appear on your doorstep, and it's terrific - until you open all of them up and have a pile of boxes 6 feet high to handle.
Generally, you'd recycle those cardboard boxes and buy your moving cartons from the home improvement store or perhaps your professional moving company in San Antonio, but if you are moving over the holiday season then you can re-purpose the cardboard boxes as moving boxes not only to save cash, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!
Keep an eye on the weather conditions
Weather can be very flighty in the holiday season, wherever you reside. Make sure you watch the weather channel as best you are able to, to plan appropriately for extreme weather such as snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms which make it difficult for even professional moving companies in San Antonio to do the task well.
Donate mildly used items to decrease the number of things you must move
Typically, we urge people to pare down the quantity of items they must move in advance of when it is time to go not just to cut costs, but to simplify the moving process. Garage sales and also estate sales are common when the occupants are moving, yet deciding to donate your lightly used home furnishings (or smaller items like garments) that you no longer need or will not be taking with you is a fantastic approach to embody the Holiday spirit as well as bless another person in need. Numerous donation facilities encourage donations especially around the holidays; try to find one nearby!
Include your holiday greeting card with your life update
Quite a few people mail holiday cards to relatives to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is taking place in everyday life. Without doubt, a change of residence is going to be contained in that update! However, many think that a reference to the move will be adequate, and decide to send out a separate update of address notice to those people who have to have it. Should you be moving any other time of the year that approach works, nevertheless you can kill two birds with one stone should you be moving around the holidays. Include your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or inside the same envelope should you wish to keep them at least a bit separate) to save on postage as well as time.
Hire a Professional Moving Company Now
Professional movers do take the option to grant their employees vacation time through the holidays, so they can spend time with their own families and get some well-deserved rest. Therefore, moving companies are often thinly staffed during the holidays and might have less availabilities for moving jobs. As soon as you set a date for your move, book your moving company in San Antonio ASAP to allow them to be sure to staff your move adequately in advance.
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