How to survive moving home during Christmas

Moving homes is always a complicated and busy task and moving during the Christmas period is no different. Your first thoughts about moving homes around Christmas will no doubt be able how to organise all of this whilst also celebrating and preparing for Christmas at the same time. With children who are excited for Christmas, it can become a logistical nightmare to organise. Good preparation is paramount when ensuring that a Christmas move goes well.

Don’t feel obliged to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December:

If your move looks like it is going to fall on the days surrounding Christmas day, remember that you do not have to celebrate on the 25th of December. Many families celebrate Christmas earlier in December to accommodate the needs of various family members so consider the possibility of celebrating Christmas earlier or later in December.

Create a capsule wardrobe

Christmas is the time of the year where parties are frequent and you may need to get dressed up regularly. A great way of being able to continue to pack your home without having to leave your wardrobe out till the last minute is to create a capsule wardrobe. Go through your clothes and decide on a few items that you will be able to wear in the weeks leading up to your move. This way you will be able to get started on packing your room in the lead up to your move.

Keep it festive

Just because you are moving homes, it does not mean that Christmas has to be forgotten. Pack a separate box that can be easily found that is your ‘Christmas survival box’. This box will contain things that will help your new home feel a bit more Christmassy without you having to spend ages wondering where all the decorations went during the removals process.

A great way of making your new home seem more festive is by getting special Christmas scented candles or reed diffusers, gingerbread or pine are great scents that will make your home smell like Christmas. They will help to add a sense of home to your new house during the Christmas period.

Make sure that your utilities are connected in your new home

Making sure that your utilities are connected in your new home prior to your arrival is paramount to ensure that your holiday move goes smoothly. No one wants to arrive at their new home during the festive season to find that they do not have any gas, electricity or water. Make sure you organise this early, to avoid any delays in connection due to holidays.

Consider having Christmas lunch at a restaurant

If you are unable to time the arrival of your belongings at your new house with Christmas, or you do not think that you will be ready in time to cook a big Christmas meal in the home, consider booking in to have Christmas lunch at a restaurant. Many restaurants will host special Christmas day lunches and if you get in early enough you will be able to book in for your family. This will alleviate stress as you can leave the worry about Christmas cooking to the professionals. You will also be able to focus on getting the house ready and getting settled into your new home.

Make sure that Santa knows where you are

If you have children then you will know that one of the most important things about moving around Christmas is to ensure that Father Christmas knows where to find you in your new home. Often children will be particularly concerned about moving homes around Christmas time because they are worried that Santa will not be able to find them. A good way of letting him know where you have moved to is to write him a letter! Sit down with your children and write it together! Make sure you are very clear and tell him where your new home is so that he can find you easily!

Making sure that Father Christmas knows where you are will help your children be more comfortable with the move, as you may find that they may be a little stressed about moving so close to the festive season.

Choose a good removalist

Choosing a good removalist to move with at Christmas is important to ensure that your move goes well. A good removalist will be able to help you navigate your move during one of the busiest times of the year.

With over 300 years’ experience moving people locally and internationally, Allied Pickfords are well qualified to handle your move during the summer and Christmas period. We offer a range of different services that will save you time, during your busy season. You won’t need to miss out on Christmas parties when you have Allied Pickfords professional staff doing all the packing and unpacking for you in the leadup toward Christmas.

Don’t waste a whole day vacuuming and cleaning the entire house, let the friendly staff at Allied Pickfords organise it all for you. Don’t spend time worrying about how you are going to get your beloved pet to your new home! Let Allied Pickfords arrange your pet transfer.

Moving with Allied Pickfords during Christmas means that you will be able to have a stress-free move as well as celebrate Christmas with your family and friends.