Often, moving aligns differently from the most convenient schedule. And, when you're stuck moving during a busy time, such as the holidays, you may become overwhelmed with stress—especially if you were planning on hiring long-distance movers.

In this blog, we'll discuss a few tips for having a successful holiday move. However, before we go over these tips, you might want to know more about us, if you don't mind.

For over five decades, Courtesy Moving & Storage has been California's most trusted moving and storage company. Offering a wide range of solutions for our clients, we're proud to help reduce stress by providing seamless moving services.

Pack Early

You'll want to get ahead of packing to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. While you'll still need a lot of your home items, other things can be reasonably packed early, such as:

  • Some Pillows and Blankets
  • Summer Clothes
  • Chinaware
  • Lawn Equipment

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute

While moving companies likely won't be as busy during this time, their employees may be planning for time off. So, please don't hesitate to call early. It would be best if you were thinking ahead of time and not waiting last minute.

Let Your Friends Host the Holiday Party

With all the packing and preparation, you need to do, the last thing you should be concerned about is putting on a fun party. Perhaps you're a friend that likes to entertain. That's great! But you'll have to skip the hosting this year.

Consider Donating

With the holidays in full swing, there's no better time to consider donating. Sift through some of your belongings and try to donate a few bags of items to those who are less fortunate. Moving presents the best opportunities to clean your closet and eliminate things.

Don't Purchase Large Items

We suggest holding off on these items because they will be much more challenging. People like to buy large items like TVs and bikes during the holidays. Instead, you should consider purchasing these items, then arrange for them to be delivered once you've settled into your new home.

Get a Moving Estimate

With all the expenses around the holidays, you'll want to know how much the move will cost to use your budget to its best potential. Any good moving and storage company should offer you a written estimate before any services begin. 

Label Holiday Decorations

For those who love to decorate during the holidays, you'll want to ensure that all of your decorations are clearly labeled in separate boxes from the rest of your items. By doing so, if you arrive at your new home before a holiday, you'll be able to quickly find and put up your things—making your new space truly feel like home.

Call Our Team Today

When you need residential movers in California that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Courtesy Moving & Storage. For over 50 years, we've been a trusted moving and storage company offering exceptional solutions for your move. Call us today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.