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Moving During the Holidays? 5 Things to Watch Out For

Admin | Dec 13, 2018

The holidays can be a good time to move for a lot of people. Since we have a few days off from work, we can use that time to focus on the plethora of things that need to be done before moving.

Here are 5 things you need to watch out for if you want to have a smooth move.

1. Weather Conditions

Depending on where you live, weather conditions can make things much harder to move. If you plan on doing the move yourself, you will have to drive the moving truck yourself, which is not an easy task even in good weather.

Weather conditions such as snow can also cause accidents and delays while moving on the road. If you reside in an area with a lot of snowfall, you may also have to deal with clearing out snow in your driveway and you have to be extra careful while loading your truck.

2. Movers Availability

Movers, just like other professionals may have limited availability during the holidays. Other delays caused by the weather, traffic etc. can also affect their availability to help you out. Even with the best movers, you can expect some delays.

3. Traffic & Road Conditions

This is the time when most people get to visit their families and there are a lot of cars on the road. Even if you’re moving across the country, you probably know how hard it can be to get tickets and even if you buy them, they are very expensive.

You can expect delays because of this and that’s without any major accidents or extreme weather conditions. If you’re driving, make sure your car is equipped with the proper tires and chains if necessary.

 4. Family

The holidays are an opportunity for you to spend time with your family. We all have our familiar obligations and rightfully so. Moving during the holidays can make you take some time away from your family.

Because of this, you may not have close friends and family available to help you move because everyone is so tied up with their own obligations.

5. Budget

The holidays are when most people spend a lot of money on gifts, decorations, travel etc. You have to keep your moving budget in mind as well because things can add up. Everything from boxes, hiring movers, cleaners etc. can cost a significant amount.

Let’s face it. Moving is stressful and doing so during the holidays can be even more stressful. If you want to avoid some of the stress of moving all your stuff during the holidays, you may want to look into getting a Storage Unit.

At Storage Pro, we offer a variety of storage units to fit your needs and budget. Some of our locations even offer a free move-in truck. Simply move-in your belongings and take them out when you’re ready.

Click here to Book Storage Online and save yourself some stress while moving during the holidays.