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Moving House During Christmas

If you are thinking of moving house, Christmas is definitely not the best time to do this. Everyone is busy setting up their house for the season and getting ready for the big day. Moving house should be the last thing on anyone’s mind. But if you do have to move house, then you have to move. The best way is to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

 

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Here are 6 tips that may come in handy for when you need to move house during the festive season and beyond.

 

Move as soon as possible

If you are moving house in December, it is best to do so as early in the month as possible, so you can relax in your new house and enjoy the festivities. You don’t want to be dealing with boxers and trying to settle down in your new house on Christmas Eve. If you can get the move out-of-the-way weeks before Christmas, then it makes the whole experience better for everyone, especially the little ones.

 

Hire the professionals

When it comes to moving house, it is always better when you have professionals dealing with the home move. It makes the whole process go smoothly and quickly once you have experienced hands doing the job. I always recommend hiring a moving company to get the move done. They cost money but it is money well spent in my eyes. A good moving company take the stress away from moving house.

 

Label all boxes

Label all boxes with the right information so you know what is in each box and which room they are to go in. It means less clutter as boxes will be moved into the rooms they should go into straight away. Also, unpacking would be a lot easier and faster.

Sort out childcare

If you have kids, and they are not in school or nursery, ensure you have a form of childcare to keep them safe and engaged elsewhere. The last thing you would need is to have kids about when moving house. It is not safe for them and it is a lot more stressful having to worry about the kids while dealing with moving house.

 

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Get the Christmas decor up

It is best to have the Christmas decorations separate from other furniture, and ready to be set up once you are in your new home. The last thing you would need is to start looking for the Christmas Tree lights or ornaments. Decorating your new home as soon as you can would put the magic back into Christmas for the whole family.

 

 Arrange the bedrooms and kitchen

The first set of rooms to be sorted are the bedroom, with the kitchen following closely. That way you can abandon the clutter and get a good night sleep when you have had enough.

 

What do you think of these moving home tips? Have you ever moved house during Christmas? How did you go about it? Please share your tried and tested tips.

 

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Smart Ways of Moving House

I am not a fan of moving. Moving house scares the life out of me, which is why I don’t move much. I have been in our current house for 5 years now, and I am loving it. They are many people like me who hate moving, but move we must every now and again. Moving house takes a lot of work, time and effort. But there are smart ways of moving house. Here are ways you can go about it.

 

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Get rid of the clutter

Clutter and moving house do not work. The last thing you need is to take junk with you to your new home. So you need to get rid of the clutter before you move house. Anything you have not used in a year needs to go. Same applies for anything you don’t need at your new house. You won’t want a new place looking crowded from day 1. It also saves time, money and effort getting rid of the clutter instead of taking the junk with you.

 

Hire a moving company

I have never hired a moving company for a house move before but my sister did last year, and she swears by them. She was heavily pregnant during the house move, and the last thing she needed was the stress of moving boxes about. The moving company sorted out the entire move for her. It was a stress-free process, and I know I would be hiring a moving company for my next house move regardless of the cost.

 

Keep the kids busy

Keep the kids busy if you have any. You can get them involved in the move by giving them small chores to handle. If they are too young to help out, you can keep them entertained in the best way you know how, while the move is going on. The last thing you will need when moving is a child running or being a distraction.

 

Keep your important stuff

Remember to keep the important items safe. So purse, keys, phones and anything you will be needing should be in a cross body bag on you. That way you don’t forget or drop them.

 

Take it easy

Don’t be too hard on yourself while moving. You don’t need your new house looking all arranged within 24 hours. It is completely normal for everything to be upside down for some days while you settle down. No house move really goes as planned and no house mover is perfect, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

 

Read your meter

I worked in customer service for an energy company for 3 years. So I know how important it is to get a meter reading before moving. Taking a meter read should be the last thing you do before driving off. I recommend taking a picture, that way there is no confusion between yourself and the new occupants.

 

Do you have home move tips to share? Please share them in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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