Moving to a new house during the Christmas period may not be a favourable idea for most people, however, sometimes it just happens this way. If thought through and planned well, a move during Christmas can be productive and successful. We offer some of our best tips for you to consider when moving to a new house during this busy time in order to make it less stressful for you and your family.
- Plan Well in Advance
Planning in advance will make your life so much easier. Give yourself plenty of time to sort out everything such as the removal company, packing and the general tasks that are required on the moving day. Christmas is typically a very busy period for most businesses and many people choose to take annual leave during this time of year, so be sure to plan ahead and be prepared for any potential difficulties
- Converse with the Relevant People
Whether you need to re-direct your post or change your address with the DVLA, make sure that you make people aware. There are many different organisations that may need to be contacted, depending on your circumstances. Ensure that you check all of the important ones such as insurance as this could affect your premium. Stay organised and keep on top of everything as this will save you lots of time and stress in the long-term.
- Be Smart with Packing
You won’t need every single item in your house once you have moved, so be sure to prioritise the belongings that you know you will need. We would highly recommend that you pack all essentials up into one box or somewhere specific so you can easily identify and unpack these boxes in your new house. If you are finding it difficult to get everything packed, you might want to consider a packing service. Many removal companies offer this and it will take the stress off your hands and also free up lots of valuable time.
You may also want to consider storage if you have a large number of belongings. Simply store your items whilst you move and take them out of storage when you need them back. This gives you more time to organise the house and all of your essentials before bringing in the rest.
- Do Your Shopping Early
We all know how demanding Christmas can be. Shopping is one of the dreaded tasks by many people when it comes to this time of year which is why you should aim to get your Christmas shopping done as soon as possible. This will give you lots more time to get everything organised for the move and also means your shopping is done weeks in advance, which can’t be a bad thing!
- Be Wary of the Weather
As the moving day gets closer, be sure to check on the weather every now and then. Some moving companies are willing to continue the removal in snow and other adverse weather conditions but sometimes it may not be possible, therefore it’s important to stay in contact with everyone who is involved with the move.
- Enjoy the Festive Period
After all of the stress and effort that comes with moving to a new house, let yourself relax! Christmas is a time for fun and relaxation with friends and family so make sure you enjoy it. Make yourself home at your new property and appreciate the festivities.
From the team at Hilderbrands, we hope you have a great Christmas and enjoy the holiday season. If you wish to book a removal with us, please call today on 01795 535666. We are an experienced removals company based in Kent and offer all types of removals, no matter what your requirements are.
Natalie is the content writer at Hilderbrands. She enjoys giving people tips and other types of advice when it comes to moving home.