by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Ok, you will be moving to Denver--when's the ideal time to pack up and go? The initial tendency might be to go over the holidays, since the kids are out of school, you've got some vacation time, and why not? Your second inclination, the one you should go with, says nope, hold off until after the first of the year. Of course, this year is unique; you have all already been working from home and learning for several months on end and admittedly, you might need a change of landscape. The quicker the better. However, patiently waiting a week or two may be the better call in the long run.
Something before we get into all the motives to stay put through the New Year--while Covid may be the bogeyman in the shadows, these factors tend to be evergreen--just in 2020, you might want to steer clear of travel and also being close to new people as much as possible.
Yes, moving companies in Denver do operate during the holidays, however their employees also take time off. In the best of times, you should book your movers a few weeks ahead of time; from late November through early January they are operating with a smaller crew, just like everybody else. Therefore, delay until everyone is back at work to schedule your trek. If you are dead set on moving in late December, ensure that you get it on your professional mover’s calendar earlier than later.
People will travel over the holidays this year, despite whatever the CDC says. But people who might typically take a flight seem to be opting to drive this year--airlines have drastically curtailed flights, making flying just about anywhere challenging. Driving will mean additional time on the highway and overnights on the road, so anticipate motels to be booked. Places to stay along interstates and busy highways are more busy than you might think during the holidays in any case, which means the nightly rates increase. Unless you have already locked in your booking, anticipate to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines and elevators.
The way 2020 is looking, there could very well be hurricanes in the gulf and blizzards in the Midwest competing for the Weather Channel's attention. Ice and snow are invariably a threat during the winter time, and you need to have a Plan B in case a storm comes on your path while you're in the heart of moving. Throughout the holidays you will be running on heightened emotions and adrenaline even when you are not moving, so why would you pile on the pressure of a move? The last thing you want is for the stockings that you had planned to hang by the new chimney with care to become held up by a freak ice storm, thus stay put, hang the stockings, and take care of the boxes later.
Enjoy Your Holidays
Lastly, because this is your very last Christmas in your old home, spend some time to have fun with it. Decorate your house as usual, bake the cookies and also the turkey, and do all the things that are your traditions. The holiday season is filled with nostalgia, anyway, therefore don't brush all those feelings underneath the rug just because you're moving. I probably would not suggest wallowing in every single memory (this is where the tree dropped off the roof of the car), nevertheless certainly give yourself and your loved ones the area to stroll down memory lane as much as they want. Spend time with close friends, hang your stockings, and when it's all over, pack up just like you usually do.
This is the bonus--this is the time to get rid of all your tattered aged decorations and dim bulb strands--you certainly do not want to move that!
Bottom line? Moving and the holidays are hectic. Separate your worries by putting off your move to Denver until the very last bit of tinsel goes and you will have another year of great memories behind you. When you're ready to make your next move, our professional movers in Denver are prepared to help. Get hold of us today!
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