Should I Move to Dallas Over the Holidays?

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

Ok, you will be moving to Dallas--when's the perfect time to pack up and head out? The initial tendency might be to go over the holiday season, considering that the children are out of school, you've got some vacation time, and why not? Your second inclination, the one you ought to go with, says no, delay until after the first of the year. Granted, this year is different; you've all been home working and learning for many months on end and admittedly, you want a change of surroundings. The sooner the better. Still, holding out a week or two may be the better call in the long run.

One thing before we start all the reasons to stay put through the New Year--while Covid may be the bogeyman in the shadows, these details happen to be evergreen--just in 2020, you should refrain from travel and being close to new people as much as possible.


Yes, moving companies in Dallas do function throughout the holidays, however their employees also take time off. In the best of times, you must book your movers several weeks in advance; from late November through early January they may be operating with a smaller crew, similar to everybody else. So, hold off until everybody is back at work to schedule your trek. In case you are dead set on moving in late December, be sure to get it on your professional mover’s schedule earlier than later.


Families will travel over the holidays in 2020, despite whatever the CDC says. However people who might typically go on an airline tend to be deciding to drive this year--airlines have drastically restricted flights, making traveling by air just about anywhere challenging. Driving suggests more hours on the road and overnights on your way, consequently expect motels to be reserved. Hotels alongside interstates and busy highways tend to be more busy than you may think throughout the holidays at any rate, which means the nightly rates skyrocket. Unless you've already locked in your reservation, count on paying a premium for rooms right by ice machines as well as elevators.

Winter Weather

The way this year is looking, there may very well be hurricanes in the gulf and blizzards in the Midwest vying for the Weather Channel's attention. Ice and snow are normally a hazard throughout the winter months, and you need to have a Plan B in case a storm comes on your path while you are in the midst of moving. Over the holidays you are running on heightened emotions and adrenaline even when you're not moving, so why would you pile on the strain of a move? The last thing you will want is for the stockings that you had planned to hang by your new chimney with care to be held up by a freak ice storm, thus stay put, hang the stockings, and deal with the cartons later.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Last but not least, since this is your very last Christmas in your old home, take the time to have fun with it. Decorate your home as usual, bake the cookies as well as the turkey, and do all the things that are your traditions. The holidays are rife with nostalgia, anyway, consequently don't brush those emotions underneath the rug due to the fact you are moving. I probably would not suggest wallowing in every recollection (this is where the christmas tree dropped off the roof of the van), nevertheless definitely allow yourself and your family the space to stroll down memory lane as much as they prefer. Spend time with buddies, hang your stockings, and when everything is over, pack up like you generally do.

Here's a bonus--this will be your chance to throw out all of your shabby old ornaments and dim bulb strands--you certainly shouldn't move that!

Bottom line? Moving and the holidays are stressful. Separate your stress simply by delaying your move to Dallas until the very last piece of tinsel goes and you will have one more year of excellent memories behind you. When you are wanting to make your next move, our professional movers in Dallas will be ready to assist. Get in touch with us today!


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