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    Tips for a Stress-Free Long-Distance Holiday Move

    Regardless of the time of year, a long-distance move can be a real adventure.  If your moving date happens to fall over the holiday season, then the added pressure may seem overwhelming.  Do not despair, as your premier Castlegar movers, we would like to offer you the following tips on how you can reduce the stress of a long-distance holiday move.

    Take Advantage

    Believe it or not, there are some advantages to moving during the holiday season.  There is far less competition during this time so you should have no trouble getting the moving date that you want.  There is a break from school over the holiday, so you will have extra time to transition your kids into a new school and have a mini holiday to settle into your new home.

    Start Early

    The best way to beat the stress of a long-distance move is to create a schedule.  A well-planned moving schedule should include the following information:

    • A detailed outline of when and what items are to be packed in each room. When putting this overview together make sure to create a detailed checklist of the contents of each box.  This will make the unpacking process that much easier.
    • A storage place for the boxes (the garage, a spare bedroom, so that the boxes are out of the way until moving day).
    • A supply of sturdy boxes, packing tape, a felt pen for labels.
    • Lay out an essentials box for each room – this box or boxes will be the last set of items packed and the first to be unpacked. Essentials include toiletries, medication, kitchen utensils, plates, bowls, bed sheets and linens, etc.

    Starting early and proper time management is the best way to enjoy the holidays and reduce the stress of a long-distance move.

    Lower your Expectations

    Just because you are moving doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the holiday spirit.  Think about downsizing your holiday celebrations and decorations and you should be able to enjoy the bright holiday lights without feeling overwhelmed.

    Enjoy the Season

    A long-distance holiday move doesn’t spell the end of the holidays.  After you unloaded the last box and unpacked the essentials box for each room, put on some Christmas carols, make a cup of hot chocolate and embrace the remainder of the holidays.  The New Year is not only a great time for resolutions, it is also a great time to unpack.

    These simple tips will reduce the stress and anxiety of a long-distance holiday move.  If you would like more information on any of these moving tips or are interested in the long-distance moving services that we offer, please contact us today.  We would love to be a part of your holiday long-distance move and look forward to seeing you soon.

    Happy Holidays from all of us at Kootenai Moving.