5 Tips for Moving to Oklahoma City over the Holidays

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

As we discussed in our blog earlier this month, a holiday move to Oklahoma City is usually stressful, challenging, and appear somewhat terrifying at first glance. Even so, there may be a few benefits to choosing a holiday move if you play your cards right. There are particular things you can do to make it less difficult on yourself and your household, and that will even make the move more enjoyable than one at a different time of year - take a look at our 5 suggestions to making your move to Oklahoma City over the holidays as straightforward as is possible.
 

Reuse cartons

Seems as if most people have performed this year’s shopping online. Holiday and birthday gifts for yourself and other folks show up on your doorstep, and it's fantastic - until you open them up and have a pile of cartons 7 feet high to contend with.

Usually, you would recycle those boxes and obtain your moving cardboard boxes from the home improvement store or maybe your professional moving company in Oklahoma City, but if you are moving over the holidays then you can certainly re-purpose those boxes as moving boxes to not only save cash, but to help lessen your carbon footprint!

Keep close track of the weather

Conditions can be extremely fickle in the holiday season, wherever you reside. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather channel as best you are able to, to organize properly for extreme weather like snow, wind, or lightning storms which render it difficult for even professional moving companies in Oklahoma City to do the task well.

Give away gently used items to reduce the number of things you must move

Typically, we encourage people to pare down the number of belongings they must move prior to when it's time to go not only to cut costs, but to improve the moving process. Yard sales and estate sales are common if the occupants are moving, yet choosing to donate your softly used furniture (or smaller items like clothing) that you no longer need or are not taking with you is a fantastic way to embody the Holiday spirit and bless somebody in need. Quite a few donation centers encourage donations particularly around the holiday season; try to find one in your area!

Integrate your holiday greeting card together with your life update

A lot of families send Christmas cards to friends and family to wish them a Merry Christmas and update them on what is going on in their life. Certainly, a change of residence shall be contained in that update! However, many believe that a mention of the move will probably be sufficient, and decide to mail out a separate update of address alert to those people who will need it. Should you be moving any other time that system works, but you can kill two birds with one stone if you are moving over the holidays. Include your change of address announcement within your holiday card (or in the same envelope if you want to keep them at least slightly separate) to lower postage and time.

Engage a Professional Moving Company Now

Professional movers do take the option to give their staff vacation time through the holidays, for them to spend time with their loved ones and get some well-deserved downtime. Therefore, moving companies are typically thinly staffed over the holidays and may have less availabilities for moving jobs. At the time you pick a date for your move, schedule your moving company in Oklahoma City ASAP so that they can make sure to staff your move enough in advance.

 

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