No time of the year makes moving any easier. But a holiday move during the Christmas season can be tricky. If you have plans to keep or dates you’d like things done by, a small amount of stress can occur. You’re bound to worry about getting everything done in time, not matter how hard you try not too.
You might be moving abroad, or just across state lines, either way, there are things you can do to make the process as smooth as possible. If you want to get through your Holiday season move with ease, these tips might just make it happen.
The When & How of Your Holiday Move
First of all, you might be thinking ‘how can I sell my house fast?’. Well, to that, you need to figure out the logistics of getting it done. Be realistic with when you want to move. Is your completion date feasible or way too ambitious? How are you going to make it happen in time? Have you got packers and movers booked or are you planning on getting on hands on deck to get through it? Either way, you need to be honest with yourself about it’s all going to work.
The Preparations for Your Holiday Move
After getting your head around the plans and now that you have dates in mind, it’s time to get everything prepared for the move. Begin by decluttering. Do you need to take everything you own with you? If you’ve not had a clear out in a while, now’s the time. Once you’ve slimmed down your possessions and either thrown out or sold what you no longer need, you’ll also want to decorate. Remember you want to sell the house, so it needs to be ready to market and get the best offer it can.
The New Place
Once your current place is ready, or on its way, get thinking about the new house. Have you found the home you want to move to yet? If not, do you know what it is you need to look out for while house hunting? Figuring out what you’re looking for and knowing how to check that things are as they seem could speed up this process for you. But remember, never rush into a house that doesn’t feel right. It rarely ever means it is.
The Rest Of Your Life
Now, while the move is all going on behind the scenes, what’s going on with the rest of your life? Nothing stops while you plan a move, especially during the Holiday season. So, remember to keep one foot in the real world while the other is controlling the ‘moving’ world. Depending on how the timing of the move works out, you want to sort what your plans are for Christmas. Will you between houses on the big day or safely settled in your new home? Either way, make sure you know beforehand and be prepared.
The Big Day
Some years, this would refer to Christmas Day itself, but this festive season, it’s all about the moving day. You want to make it as stress-free as possible. To do that, you’ll need to plan ahead. Get as much help as you can from family or friends if you’re not hiring the professionals. Prep meals where you can and try to get food delivered to the new place, it’s the one thing that you can’t always move beforehand!
Are you planning a holiday move?