When you find yourself moving from Boston during the holiday season, don’t stress! As experienced residential movers, we know that this is a stressful time for a relocation, but we also have learned a few tips and tricks to help you simplify the process. In fact, there are five key things you should do to make your life easier as you move to a new home this winter.

Time Your Move Carefully

If you’re taking on any interstate moving plans, you need to prepare yourself for long travel times. Even if you avoid the most heavily-traveled holidays of the year, you still need to look out for shopping traffic. You could easily end up doubling the amount of time that you spend in your car as you drive to your new home. To reduce your travel time for a long distance move, consider moving between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you can, you should try to wait until after the first of the year.

Keep Your Budget in Mind

We know just how easy it can be to spend money during the holidays. Not only do you have gifts to buy, but you also have decorations to purchase. If you plan on traveling for the holidays to visit family, you’ll have to allow for those costs in your budget to avoid overspending. For those who are doing a cross-country move, you’ll also need to keep in mind that your travel costs are going to be higher than usual during this time of the year.

Pack Decorations in a Separate Box

You don’t have to forgo all of your holiday celebrations just because you are moving this year. If you plan and pack carefully, you can still enjoy all of your decorations and traditions. We encourage all of our customers to put their holiday décor in a separate and clearly-labeled box. To make sure that you get to unpack it as soon as you get to your new house, simply ask your movers to prioritize the box and put it in a room where you can quickly unpack it.

Make Some Donations

A move is always an excellent time to purge your home of any unwanted or unused items, but this time of year is especially great for making charitable donations. There are several local organizations that would love to have any of your clothes to keep people of the Boston community warm this winter. Not only is this the perfect opportunity to spread holiday cheer, but it’s also a chance to get some last-minute tax deductions.

Plan for Bad Weather

Lastly, you need to gather all of your cold-weather items for moving day. From hats and gloves to warm boots and sock, you want to dress for any inclement weather. You should also prepare to be flexible as bad weather could delay your relocation. Even if it doesn’t, you’ll want to invest in rubber mats or sidewalk salt to make it safer as you load or unload the truck.

If you are planning a holiday move, you need to get in touch with RC Mason Movers Inc right away! You can call if you have any questions about our services, or we can provide you with a complimentary quote after you submit our online form.