5 Tips for Moving to Atlanta 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 Atlanta may be anxious, overwhelming, and seem a bit scary initially. Even so, there can be a couple of positives to picking a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are certain things you can do to make things easier on yourself and your family, and that will perhaps make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - here are our 5 ideas to making your move to Atlanta over the holidays as simple as is possible.
 

Reuse boxes

Seems as if most people have done this year’s shopping online. Holiday and birthday gifts for yourself and others appear on your doorstep, and it's wonderful - until you open them all up and have a stack of boxes 7 feet high to manage.

Generally, you'd probably recycle those cardboard boxes and buy your moving cartons from a home improvement store or maybe your professional moving company in Atlanta, however if you are moving over the holiday season you'll be able to re-purpose those cardboard boxes as moving boxes not only to stretch your budget, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!

Keep an eye on the weather conditions

Weather conditions can be very fickle within the holiday season, wherever you call home. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather channel as best you are able to, to organize properly for serious weather like snow, blowing wind, or lightning storms which render it difficult for even professional moving companies in Atlanta to do their job well.

Donate lightly used items to decrease the number of items you must move

Normally, we recommend people to pare down the number of belongings they must move before it's time to go not only to save cash, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales as well as estate sales are normal in the event the occupants are moving, yet choosing to donate your lightly used furniture (or smaller things like apparel) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a superb way to embrace the Holiday spirit as well as bless someone in need. Numerous donation centers encourage donations usually around the holidays; search for one nearby!

Combine your holiday greeting card with your life update

A lot of people send holiday cards to loved ones to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is happening in their lives. Certainly, a change of residence will be contained in that update! Even so, many believe that a mention of the move may be sufficient, and decide to mail out an independent change of address alert to the people who will need it. Should you be moving any other time that approach is successful, however you can kill two birds with one stone should you be moving over the holidays. Add your change of address announcement with your holiday card (or in the same envelope should you wish to maintain them at least somewhat separate) to reduce postage as well as time.

Engage a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the option to give their workers 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 over the holidays and may have less availabilities for moving jobs. Once you establish a date for your move, reserve your moving company in Atlanta ASAP so they can be sure to staff your move adequately ahead of time.

 

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