By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As we mentioned in our blog post earlier this month, a holiday move to Oklahoma City can be anxious, overwhelming, and seem a little bit scary initially. Even so, there might be a few positives to picking a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are particular things you can do to make things easier on yourself and your family members, and that will even make the move more pleasant than one at a different time of year - here are our 5 ideas to making your move to Oklahoma City over the holidays as simple as is possible.
Seems like everyone has 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 cartons 7 feet high to deal with.
Generally, you'd probably recycle those cardboard boxes and purchase your moving cartons from the home improvement store or maybe your professional moving company in Oklahoma City, 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 extremely unpredictable over 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 Oklahoma City to do their job well.
Donate lightly used items to decrease the quantity of things you must move
Normally, we encourage people to pare down the amount of belongings they must move before it's time to go not only to cut costs, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales as well as estate sales are common in the event the occupants are moving, yet opting to donate your lightly used furniture (or smaller things like clothing) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a fantastic way to embrace the Holiday spirit as well as bless someone in need. A lot of donation centers encourage donations usually around the holidays; search for one nearby!
Combine your holiday greeting card with your life update
Many people send holiday cards to relatives to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is happening in their life. Certainly, a change of residence is going to be contained in that update! Even so, many believe that a mention of the move will probably suffice, and decide to mail out an independent change of address alert to the people who will need it. If you are moving any other time that approach is successful, however you can kill two birds with one stone should you be moving through the holidays. Add your change of address announcement with your holiday card (or within 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 allow their workers vacation time over the holidays, so they can spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved downtime. As a result, moving companies are typically thinly staffed over the holidays and could have less availabilities for moving jobs. As soon as you set a date for your move, reserve your moving company in Oklahoma City ASAP to allow them to make sure to staff your move adequately ahead of time.
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