By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As we discussed in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Atlanta can be stressful, challenging, and seem a bit intimidating initially. Even so, there may be a few benefits to picking a holiday move for those who play your cards right. There are some actions you can take to make it less difficult on yourself and your household, and which will possibly make the move more enjoyable than one at a different season - let us discuss our 5 tips to making your move to Atlanta over the holidays as simple as it can be.
Seems as if many people have performed this year’s shopping online. Christmas and birthday gifts for yourself and others appear on your doorstep, and it's terrific - until you open them all up and have a stack of cartons 6 feet high to manage.
Usually, you would recycle those cartons and purchase your moving cartons from the big box store or maybe your professional moving company in Atlanta, but if you are moving over the holiday season then you can re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes not only to save some money, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!
Keep close track of the weather
Conditions can be very flighty over the holiday season, wherever you reside. Be sure to monitor the weather channel as best you are able to, to plan properly for serious weather including snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms which render it challenging for even professional moving companies in Atlanta to perform their task well.
Give away lightly used items to decrease the number of things you must move
Generally, we urge people to pare down the quantity of items they must move ahead of when it's time to go not just to save money, but to streamline the moving process. Garage sales and also estate sales are routine when the residents are moving, but deciding to donate your lightly used pieces of furniture (or smaller things like clothes) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is an excellent way to embody the Holiday spirit and also bless a person in need. Numerous donation centers encourage donations usually around the holiday season; try to find one nearby!
Include your holiday greeting card together with your life update
Quite a few households send out Christmas cards out to relatives to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is taking place in everyday life. Without doubt, a change of residence will be contained in that update! Nevertheless, many feel that a reference to the move will probably be sufficient, and choose to mail out an independent update of address notification to those people who need to have it. If you are moving any other time of year that approach works, nevertheless you can kill two birds with one stone should you be moving over the holidays. Include your change of address announcement in your holiday card (or in the same envelope if you wish to keep them at least a bit separate) to lower postage and time.
Employ a Professional Moving Company Now
Professional movers do take the chance to give their employees vacation time through the holidays, so they can spend time with their own families and get some well-deserved downtime. Therefore, moving companies are often thinly staffed over the holidays and might have less availabilities for moving jobs. Once you establish a date for your move, book your moving company in Atlanta ASAP to allow them to make sure to staff your move sufficiently in advance.
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