Spring has long been the most popular time of year to sell or buy property and that makes Christmas one of the most popular times to move. With school holidays and time off work to take advantage of, it’s not hard to see why. Despite it being one of the busiest times of the year, it doesn’t have to impact on your moving experience. Here are our tips to planning your stress-free Christmas house move.
Make a list
Make a list of everything you need to get done in the lead up to the move. Don’t forget to include the tasks like changing your address and connecting to utilities. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the move and forget that public holidays around Christmas can impact on the logistics of your move so, make sure you know what you need to get done and when. If you’re not sure where to start, make use of our comprehensive moving checklist.
Decide on removalists
Decide whether or not you’re going to hire a removals company to help you move. Remember that although it might seem easier and cheaper to do it on your own, it’s not always the case. If you’re planning on hiring a removalist to help with the move, book them in now. Christmas is a busy time for removalists too so the earlier you book them in, the better chance of securing the date you want.
Get the family involved
Make sure your family are aware of when the move is taking place and what they need to do to help. Get the children to pitch in and make the most of their holiday time by decluttering and packing their own room. Not only does this help get the packing done sooner, it also helps the kids feel involved in the process.
Start packing early
The sooner you start packing the house together, the sooner you’ll finish. Start by packing the rooms you won’t need to use as much between now and move day, such as the spare room, the garage and kitchen equipment you won’t be using before the move. Don’t forget to declutter as you go so you don’t end up wasting time and money packing and relocating the things you don’t need.
Plan your end of year celebrations
With Christmas comes plenty of end of year celebrations with the family, work functions and end of school parties. It won’t take long before it feels like you’re never at home. Plan ahead so you know what days and nights you’re going to be away from the house. This way you’ll be able to pack around that and schedule in any of the other tasks you need to get done. Have a plan of action on Christmas day too and try to do your shopping online to save time.
Planning your move at Christmas is the best way to ensure a smooth and stress-free moving process but it’s not something you can rush. Grace Removals can help you put together your moving plan and take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help.