Should I Move to Atlanta Over the Holidays?

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

Ok, you will be moving to Atlanta--when is the best time to pack up and move? Your first leaning may be to go over the holidays, since the children are away from school, you've got some vacation time, and why not? Your second inclination, the one it is best to go along with, says nope, delay until after the beginning of the year. Granted, this year is unique; you have all already been working from home and learning for months on end and admittedly, you want a change of surroundings. The sooner the better. However, waiting a couple of weeks may be the better call in the long term.

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 tend to be evergreen--just in 2020, you should steer clear of travel as well as being around new people whenever possible.


Certainly, moving companies in Atlanta do work throughout the holidays, but their teams also take time off. During the best of days, you need to book your movers a few weeks in advance; from late November through early January they're operating with a reduced staff, much like everyone else. So, hold off until everyone is back at work to schedule your trek. If you are dead set on moving in late December, be sure to get it on your professional mover’s calendar earlier than later.

Places to stay

Families will travel over the holidays this year, regardless of what the CDC suggests. However people who might ordinarily fly seem to be choosing to drive this year--airlines have severely restricted flights, making flying anywhere a challenge. Driving suggests more hours on the highway and overnights on your way, therefore be expecting hotels to be booked. Places to stay along interstates and busy highways are busier than you might think throughout the holidays anyway, which means the nightly rates skyrocket. Unless you've already locked in your reservation, expect to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines as well as elevators.

Winter Weather

The way 2020 is heading, there might well be hurricanes in the gulf and snow storms in the Midwest fighting for the Weather Channel's recognition. Ice and snow are invariably a hazard during the winter season, and you have to have a Plan B in case a storm comes your way while you are in the course of moving. Over the holidays you are functioning on increased emotions and excitement even when you're not moving, so why would you pile on the stress of a move? The last thing you want is for the stockings that you had planned to hang by the new chimney with care to become delayed by a freak ice storm, thus stay put, hang the stockings, and take care of the cartons later.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Last but not least, because this is your last Christmas in your old residence, spend some time to appreciate it. Decorate your home as usual, bake the goodies and the turkey, and do all the things that happen to be your traditions. The holiday season is rife with nostalgia, anyway, consequently do not brush those thoughts underneath the rug simply because you're moving. I would not recommend stewing in every single recollection (this is where the christmas tree dropped off the roof of the van), however undoubtedly give yourself and your household the space to stroll down memory lane as much as they prefer. Spend time with friends, hang your stockings, and when everything is over, pack up like you generally do.

Here is a bonus--this is your time to get rid of all of your shabby old decorations and dim bulb strands--you surely shouldn't move that!

Important thing? Moving and the holiday season is hectic. Separate your stress by putting off your move to Atlanta until the last piece of tinsel goes and you have got one more year of good memories behind you. When you're wanting to make your next move, our professional movers in Atlanta are ready to help. Contact us today!


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