‘Tis the season, as they say! What is it the season for, exactly? Well, for a lot of things. Celebration. Togetherness. Hot chocolate and fireplaces. And, for plenty of folks, it’s also the season for moving. While the summer months tend to be the most popular choices for people to be on the move, there are still all sorts of reasons why people are moving during the winter months as well. Typically, the holidays are reserved for unpacking — unboxing all those lights and decorations and ornaments. But, if you’re planning on moving, then you’ll have plenty of other packing to be concerned with. That’s what today’s blog is all about.

PNW Moving & Delivery wants to ensure that you have the smoothest move possible this holiday season. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at some essential tips and tricks for doing exactly that. But if you’re ready to go ahead and get the ball rolling on your holiday move, then just reach out to us and book your move today

In the meantime, let’s look at ways to make your move the type of gift you deserve this holiday season!

1. Plan Ahead

Like we mentioned above, winter isn’t necessarily the busiest time for moving. Nonetheless, it’s still worth planning ahead. The winter months can get booked up pretty quick, especially since it’s the holidays for the movers as well. It’s good for everyone involved when there’s plenty of notice for the move.

Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that with PNW. We offer flexible moving help in Tacoma and surrounding areas, and you can book it right online. There won’t be any mysteries or surprises here. We can help you plan ahead and make sure that the dates are workable for everyone.

2. Keep an Eye on the Weather

Not everything can be as reliable as our moving service. One thing that is particularly unpredictable is, of course, the weather. It can be difficult to plan ahead when you’re worried about the weather. And here in Tacoma, there are certainly going to be plenty of days where the temperatures are frigid and you might be confronted with some freezing drizzle. Those are not the most ideal conditions to move in. At the same time, cool air can be a gift for the move. Moving in cities where it’s hot and humid can not only be a pain, it can even be dangerous, bringing with risks of dehydration and heatstroke. 

With PNW, we will take every step possible to ensure that your belongings are moved safely and responsibly. With that in mind, because weather can be unpredictable, we will work with you as the date approaches in case any adjustments or accommodations need to be made.

3. Plan Out Your Packing

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead with your packing. Packing can be one of the more overwhelming parts of moving. Indeed, some people find it the absolute worst part of the moving process. Not to worry! PNW offers more than just moving help. You can also utilize our packing services to make the whole process a breeze.

When it comes to holiday moving, in particular, one thing that you might want to stay mindful when packing is your holiday decorations. If you’re celebrating Christmas, for instance, then you probably don’t want to move into your new home right around the holiday only to find yourself with empty walls. This can be a real bummer. Instead, we recommend packing up all of your holiday gear and decorations separately (with careful labels!) so they can be easily accessible when you move into your new space. That’s one quick route to making your new house a home.

4. Don’t Forget Donations

One of the best parts of the holidays is that it brings out people’s sense of giving. There’s just something about the season that reminds people of the importance of taking care of each other. Donations in the United States are at their highest during the holidays. And if you’re moving, there’s simply no better time to contribute to this season of giving than to donate your extra belongings. 

Moving offers you the opportunity to get rid of a lot of the stuff that you’ve accumulated over the years. It can be a weight off our shoulders to get out from under some of this clutter. It can be tempting to just heap your extra stuff onto the landfill just to make things easy. But not so fast. Use this time to consider giving away some of your nice belongings to those in need. This can be a great chance to consider giving away things that you might have considered keeping in other circumstances. It’s a chance for you to start fresh, and also a chance to give someone a great gift.

5. Stay Safe

Unfortunately, home invasions and robberies seem to increase during the holiday season. The FBI reports that 400,000 burglaries take place every year in the U.S. during the November and December months. So, what does this mean for you?

We recommend simply taking some extra precautions. It’s important to set up your security system before the move. It’s also important that you get the locks on your new home rekeyed. Call your security system provider and trusted locksmith a few weeks prior to the move to schedule a time for them to come out and install the system in your house.

6. Work With PNW Moving & Delivery

Moving during the holiday season may feel overwhelming at first but the key is to stay organized and begin the planning process well ahead of time. Our last tip for moving during the holiday season is to get quality, trusted moving help. If you’re in the Tacoma area, then there’s no better option than PNW Moving & Delivery. From packing services to long-distance moving and everything in between, we are here to help make your holidays fun and stress-free. 

If you’re moving this holiday season, and want the experts from a professional company to help you, PNW is simply your best bet. Reduce stress and breathe easy knowing we have experience from performing moves under the most demanding constraints many times over. Our expert team of movers will treat your belongings as if they were our own. Contact us today for more information on how we can help with your upcoming move. Happy holidays and happy moving!