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Whether your lease is expiring, you just closed on a new home, or you’re spontaneously in need of a place to live, picking the best time of year to move can be challenging. With the holiday season around the corner, that adds even more stress into the equation.
Did you know more people are choosing to move during the holidays? Why? For starters, our tropical climate tends to provide relief in cooler temperatures during these months, among a few other reasons.
We all know the holidays may look different this year, especially with COVID-19. Fewer people will be traveling and we’ll see more video dinners with a low-key feel.
At Sorensen Moving & Storage, we realize that life goes on despite circumstances. That’s why we’re here to offer a few tips to ease the headaches that often seem to tag-along with the holiday season.
While the logical approach is to pack as many items possible to make it easier for movers to efficiently transport your boxes, make it point this year to keep some decorative items handy. Just a few pieces here and there will keep the spirt of the season alive in your home and others in a cheerful mood.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink
The daunting kitchen pack-up. We all dread it and often, it takes the most amount of time to complete. This year, make sure you don’t pack away the large roasting pans, casserole dishes, rotisserie, nice glassware, and the like. Keep it accessible or plan to set it aside and inform your movers to place in a specific location you can easily locate.
Perks to Paid Time Off
This season, take advantage of holiday time off. Most businesses close a few days near the holidays and students are often done with classes for the semester. Likewise, most employees tend to use their accrued vacation days during the holiday months. This plays in your favor and allows you to plan ahead without the typical distractions. Be sure to schedule your moving company well in advance since slots fill up quickly.
Skip the Stress, Not the Pie
Your mindset should never be to choose one or the other. Being organized, packing a little bit at a time, and coordinating with your moving company helps reduce stress and instead, spend some quality time with loved ones. Above all else, enjoy your holidays while leaving the headaches to the packing professionals at Sorensen Moving & Storage.