5 Tips for Moving to Dallas over the Holidays

Moving over the holidaysBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As we mentioned in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Dallas is usually anxious, overwhelming, and seem somewhat frightening at first glance. Even so, there may be a couple of benefits to picking a holiday move if 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 possibly make the move more enjoyable than one at a different time of year - let's consider our 5 tips to making your move to Dallas over the holidays as painless as possible.

Reuse cartons

It seems like most people have done this year’s shopping online. Holiday and birthday gifts for yourself and other people show up on your doorstep, and it is great - until you open all of them up and have a stack of boxes 7 feet high to manage.

Usually, you'd recycle those cardboard boxes and obtain your moving boxes from the hardware store or your professional moving company in Dallas, but if you are moving over the holiday season you'll be able to re-purpose the cartons as moving boxes to not only save some money, but to help reduce your carbon footprint!

Keep an eye on the weather

Weather conditions can be quite flighty in the holiday season, regardless of where your home is. Make sure to keep close track of the weather channel as best you are able to, to plan properly for serious weather including snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms that make it challenging for even professional moving companies in Dallas to perform the task well.

Donate lightly used items to reduce the quantity of belongings you must move

Generally, we recommend people to pare down the quantity of belongings they must move prior to when it is time to go not just to cut costs, but to improve the moving process. Garage sales and also estate sales are routine if the occupants are moving, however opting to donate your gently used pieces of furniture (or smaller items like garments) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a fantastic way to embrace the Holiday spirit and bless someone in need. Numerous donation facilities encourage donations usually around the holiday season; try to find one close to you!

Merge your holiday greeting card along with your life update

Quite a few families send Christmas cards to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is going on in everyday life. Undoubtedly, a change of residence is going to be contained in that update! However, many believe that a mention of the move will likely suffice, and choose to send out an independent update of address notice to those who need to have it. If you are moving any other time that approach works, but you can kill two birds with one stone if you're moving over the holidays. Add your change of address announcement in your holiday card (or inside the same envelope if you want to keep them at least somewhat separate) to reduce postage and also time.

Engage a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the opportunity to grant their employees vacation time over the holidays, to allow them to spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved downtime. Consequently, moving companies can be thinly staffed throughout the holidays and might have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, schedule your moving company in Dallas ASAP to allow them to make certain to staff your move sufficiently ahead of time.


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