Moving house during the festive season might sound crazy, but it can actually work in your favour. Any move is a good move if it has been thoroughly planned for. Planning ahead of time gives you the control you need over the entire move process. Here are our tips to planning your move during the silly season.
Start packing ASAP
Start packing as soon as you’ve decided you’re moving out. Not only will this help you to be more prepared on move day, you’ll also have more time to sort through and declutter your home, leaving more space for new festive gifts.
If you’re moving interstate or internationally, you’ll need to consider the relevant quarantine laws and dangerous goods acts to avoid packing things you shouldn’t be.
If you’re unsure where to get started with your move or you’re worried you’ll lose track of the process during the silly season, use our helpful online moving checklist and keep on track.
Plan your move logistics
The best way to stay on top of the move and ensure you don’t run into any logistical problems during the silly season is to have a detailed plan in place. Plan and set time aside to do all the things you need to like declutter, pack, move boxes, wrap furniture and defrost the fridge. Don’t forget to also think about how you’re going to get to your new home. Are you driving or flying? Will the pets be joining you? Is holiday traffic going to put a damper on your time management?
Get your utilities connected and up and running as soon as you can, before the public holidays put a road block to that. This includes gas, water, electricity and the internet.
Hire a removalist
The festive season is an incredibly busy time so you might not have the spare time to pack and move your entire home. That’s why it makes sense to leave it to the professionals. Removalists work all year round so they’re definitely available during the silly season. Call and hire a removalist as soon as you know that you’re moving. This will give you time to negotiate the best quotes.