Tips for a Successful Holiday Move

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Tips for a Successful Holiday Move

With all the added stress of the holidays, it might be hard to stay festive if you’re in the process of moving into a new home. However, there are actually quite a few benefits to moving in an off-season, despite the possibility of inclement weather. Whether you are making a long-distance move or moving just down the street, it’s possible to find ways to relieve stress. At Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Montana, we’re here to help by offering these great tips for moving during the holiday season.

Changing of Address
Since the holidays typically bring an influx of incoming and outgoing mail, a great first step is notifying the post office of your new location. This will help you avoid missing any cards, letters or bills during your move. You will also need to notify a number of businesses about your change of address, and since business hours change during the holidays, it’s important find out in advance what days certain businesses will be closed. Doing this will prevent any unexpected delays in processing.
A great way to notify family and friends of your new home address is doubling up your efforts on holiday greetings instead of sending out a separate moving announcement. By ordering holiday-themed address labels with your new location, or including an insert to your family’s holiday card, your loved ones will enjoy the festive way you share your exciting news.

Using Your ‘Extra Time’ Wisely
Since many schools and businesses grant time off for the holidays, this extra time presents an ideal situation for moving or preparing for a move. Instead of having to stay up late into the night after a long day of work, you can leisurely pack and transfer things during the day. Extra time, especially during daylight hours, can make all the difference. In addition, if you have children with time off from school, the kids can contribute by packing up their own items instead of you having to do this for them after they’ve done their homework and gone to bed.

Budgeting
One of the more daunting aspects of moving during the holidays is the likelihood of an already-strained budget. However, one benefit of a holiday move is the off-season pricing for most services. Hiring movers during the week instead of on a holiday weekend can help save money as well! Want to avoid paying for moving boxes? Check with local businesses to see if they have any leftover boxes from all their holiday shipments.

We look forward to assisting with your new home purchase and move! Give us a call today to get started. We’re happy to answer any questions or provide more tips for a smooth transition!

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