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How to Move During the Holidays

No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are a joyful (and busy!) time. Considering that there are approximately 50 holidays celebrated around the world between November 1st and January 15th each year, this can be a hectic time to move.

When choosing a moving date, many factors can come into play. Between the availability of moving companies and other factors like job relocation or escrow timelines, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. While the summer is often considered the most popular time to move, more and more homeowners are moving during the fall and winter.

Do Movers Work on Holidays?

The short answer? Yes! Movers tend to work on holidays. The long answer is that, due to significant demand, movers are often completely booked on holidays (and holiday weekends) months in advance. Depending on your specific timeline, and to ease your already crazy schedule this holiday season, it’s best to book movers as soon as possible so that you can lock in the moving date you’re hoping for.

Is It More Expensive to Move on a Holiday?

Like we mentioned above, holidays and holiday weekends are in high demand for movers. Moving companies like Affordable Quality Moving and Storage tend to be very busy and, because these are “peak times,” those who choose to book on a holiday or holiday weekend can expect to pay higher rates.

Tips for Moving During the Holidays

Does the idea of moving during the holidays feel a bit overwhelming? To make your move as smooth as possible this holiday season, here are some tips to prepare.

Make a Moving Plan

One of the first and most important things you can do to make your move easier is to make a moving plan. Take a look at your calendar to determine how you can fit everything from packing to shopping in, and, finally, schedule your moving date. This will not only give some structure to an otherwise hectic time, but it can also give you a deadline to work towards.

Take Your Time Packing

Get started as early as possible! This is an especially busy time, so giving yourself the time to pack can limit stress. Packing little by little can also make it easier for you to get it done while also enjoying the season.

Plan for Unexpected Expenses

Moving is already an ordeal, from the packing supplies to the time needed. Hiring a moving company can remove a lot of stress, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected costs that often accompany moves.

Choose an Experienced Moving Company

No matter what time of year you’re planning to move, whether it’s across the street or across the country, the right moving company can make it easier. Affordable Quality Moving and Storage has been moving customers in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California since 1996. With our extensive moving services, including storage and packing services, we can handle your move – big or small!

To learn more about how Affordable Quality Moving and Storage can make your holiday move less stressful, contact our movers at (661) 622-2636.