Everyone loves the holiday season. It’s a time for celebrating, drinking good wine, eating good food and being with friends and family. But aside from these things to look forward to, the holiday season can get more complicated when you have to move houses. It’s not impossible, and if you choose the right moving team it’s easy, but you still have to take extra care when planning a move over the holiday period. Here are a few tips to make sure you do it right!

Book your moving team ASAP

The biggest piece of advice we can give you if you’re planning a move over the holidays is to get in quick with your preferred mover. Spots fill up fast over the holidays: this is because movers are people too, and a lot of them take time off to spend it with their families. Therefore, there’s limited staff available and you need to hop to the task of booking them in. Then, you’ll have more time to enjoy the holiday period with your family, without stressing about the move.

Be sun-smart

Moving during the holidays means moving in summer which means you’re more likely to get burned when moving. Wear a hat, sunnies and apply sunscreen every few hours.

Book before Christmas and after New Year’s

If it’s possible, book before Christmas and after New Year’s Day. This, as we all know, is the most hectic period of the year in terms of traffic and crowdedness. If you’re moving long distance, give yourself plenty of time to move either before or after this period, and make sure you explore your new area when it’s not at its busiest.

Set aside a little more money in the moving budget

Given it’s a busy period with limited staff, moving companies tend to charge slightly higher rates during the holidays. Just make a note of that when you get a quote sorted.

Put it on pause for Christmas

No matter when you’re moving, you should take a little time to enjoy Christmas with your family and celebrate the year coming to an end. For most Kiwis, we struggle to find time to spend with our families, so Christmas shouldn’t be skipped.

Choose the right moving team

The last step: choose the right moving team. New Zealand Movers are the country’s #1 team for local, intercity and international moves. They’re a highly reputable company with glowing reviews, a professional work ethic and competitive prices to boot. So, if you need to move during the holiday season, and don’t want to stress yourself out, give the team at New Zealand Movers a ring. 0800 000 022

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