Often, moving doesn't align with the most convenient schedule. And, when you're stuck moving during a busy time, such as the holidays, you may become overwhelmed with stress—especially if you were planning on hiring long-distance movers.

In this blog, we'll discuss a few tips for having a successful holiday move. However, before we go over these tips, we thought you might want to know more about us.

For over a century, Pickens-Kane has been the most trusted moving and storage company in Chicagoland. Offering a wide range of solutions for our clients, we're proud to help reduce stress by providing seamless moving services.

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute

You should be thinking ahead of time and not waiting last minute. While moving companies likely won't be as busy during this time, their employees may be planning for time off. So, don't delay; call early.

Let Your Friends Host the Holiday Party

Perhaps you're a friend that likes to entertain. That's great! But you'll have to skip the hosting this year. With all of the packing and preparation that you need to do, the last thing you should be concerned about is putting on a fun party.

Pack Early

You'll want to get ahead of packing, so you can actually spend time enjoying the holidays with your friends and family. While you'll still need a lot of your home items, other things can be reasonably packed early, such as:

  • Summer Clothes
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Chinaware
  • Some Pillows and Blankets

Label Holiday Decorations

For those who love to decorate during the holidays, you'll want to ensure that all of your decorations are clearly labeled in separate boxes from the rest of your items. By doing so, if you arrive at your new home before a holiday, you'll be able to quickly find and put up your items—making your new space truly feel like home.

Don't Purchase Large Items

We know that people like to buy large items like TVs and bikes during the holidays. We suggest holding off on these items because they will be much more challenging. Instead, consider purchasing these items, then arranging for them to be delivered once you've settled into your new home.

Get a Moving Estimate

Any good moving and storage company should offer you a written estimate before any services begin. With all of the expenses around the holidays, you'll want to know how much the move will cost so that you can utilize your budget to its best potential.

Consider Donating

Moving presents the best opportunities to clean out your closet and get rid of things. With the holidays in full swing, there's no better time to consider donating. Sift through some of your belongings and try to donate a few bags of items to those who are less fortunate.

Call Our Team Today

When you need residential movers in Chicagoland that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Pickens-Kane. For over a century, we've been a trusted moving and storage company offering exceptional solutions for your move. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.