Are you moving house at Christmas? The holiday season is in full swing! It’s summer. School holidays and Christmas are here and before we know it, the New Year will be here and gone.
Moving House At Christmas
Moving during this time seems like the worse time to move but sometimes people don’t have a choice. This is also the time of year where people start new jobs and new schools, or get a new posting and this may mean a new home too. This is the busiest time of year for everyone, anywhere.
Here are some tips that will keep the stress down and let you have time to enjoy the holidays.
Book a removalist ASAP! As soon as you know you need to move, book! This is the busiest time of year for all of us, and planning ahead will ensure you have experienced help from a reputable local company. If you are moving away from Townsville this is an especially imperative step as quality long distance and interstate companies will book out faster during this period.
It’s the Holidays!
Yes, you are moving, there are boxes everywhere and there’s no time, but you can still celebrate and honour your own traditions. Throw on the Christmas music and movies while you are packing, do some baking with the kids, or revel in being a Grinch. Take the time to do something no matter how small to celebrate this period with your family and once you have moved and settled, you can organise your own bigger celebration.
Do you send out Christmas cards? let everyone know your change of address with their Christmas card and don’t forget to set up your mail redirection and utility address changes. Doubling your yearly Christmas card and family update with your moving announcement is the perfect opportunity to let people know you have moved and your change of address. Everybody loves receiving Christmas cards and the yearly updates from friends and family.
As much as we love lights and decorations this time of year, hold off on anything until after you’ve moved, or even wait to go all out for next year. If you are moving house at Christmas you more than likely have everything already packed from the year before and this makes it easy to move to your new home. Take this opportunity to also organise what you have and purge anything you no longer need or want. Label your boxes to ensure next year everything is easy to get to.
It’s HOT! Is it going to rain? Maybe, no, oh but look at those clouds? No they’re gone. Locals know what a Townsville summer is like. Ensure you don’t do anything too strenuous during the middle of the day and remember sunscreen and hats if you are outside organising the yard and shed. Take advantage of supermarket specials and buy bulk Zooper Doopers for that quick refreshment too. A wet towel on the back of your neck will also help keep the temperature down.
Moving is stressful regardless of the time of year, and with the added stress of the holiday season its even more important to stop and breathe while you are moving house at Christmas. Tick off your moving checklist and once you are your new house don’t rush to fully unpack everything right away. Try to take the time to enjoy the holidays and try to keep your traditions alive especially if you have young children. Keeping a routine is important and will help them feel more comfortable in their new house as well. It’s important to take time and enjoy yourself and not be too overwhelmed or stressed, so take time to enjoy the holiday period first.
Hopefully these tips will keep you on Santa’s good side as you navigate the stress of moving during the holidays. We understand that it is not ideal timing, but it will help you start off the New Year in your new house!
If you are seeking a reliable and friendly local removalist, look no further than About Town Removals. We provide professional moving services within Townsville and Surrounds. We can also service Ayr, Home Hill, Bowen, Charters Towers, and Ingham. Contact us today and ask for a free moving estimate or quote.