Many thoughts come in when selecting movers and thinking about who will be handling all your belongings. The first decision is “is it worth hiring a mover over asking friends and family to help?” Followed by, “Will my belonging be safe from damage or theft?”
That is entirely up to you, but most of the time it is worthwhile to have fewer hands in your home during the process. And there is something to be said for hiring a professional in the strategy they have set in place and all of the protection they establish for you and your personal items.
If you are selecting a professional mover, Promover, is a great place to start in checking out all the professionals and knowing who is trustworthy in the moving business.
You can also receive free moving quotes on moving.com. This can get your price estimate to know if you can afford professionals along with purchasing a new home or selling your old home. All the fees of these transactions add up so be wise with your money!
Do your research into each company and the company you select. Make sure you know about the insurance or coverage they will place on your belongings. What fees will be added if they have to carry belongings up stairs or far distances or if you have over-sized or heavy items. Ask if your belongings will have to be transferred along the trip as well. Also think about if you are going to want to tip your movers and have change ready to give each individual mover their piece of your gratefulness.
The bottom line with moving is that you are ready and prepared in knowing your belongings for the movers, for knowing who are handling your personal belongings, and what the costs are of protecting everything you own. Research and know the ins and outs in order to be protected during your Move.
This past weekend I was able to try this delicious treat. It is sweet but leaves your stomach feeling refreshed and not weighted down by sugar. It can be taken to any Christmas party this season to add a fruity taste as something different than the average pecan pie, fruit cake, or peppermint flavored treats.
Sugar cookies (1 Roll)
1 Package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Fruit of choice
Bake sugar cookies and let them cool.
Beat Cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in mixer until fluffy.
Spread over cooled cookies and add fruit.
Refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour before serving.
Go to our Pinterest Board, Holiday Recipes, and look at more goodies you can try and cook up!
No fear! Mommy’s here!
Just kidding. Although Kevin’s family did come home… twice… to save him and calm his fears and shenanigans.
The Mom we are referring to is Realtor.com! We at the Move look up to the Realtor in the experience and wisdom they share. They published an article, 10 Reasons You Can Sell Your Home During the Holidays Without Hassle, which gives great holiday moving knowledge and encouragement! It tells us the positive side of listing your home during the holiday season and how that can work out in your favor as a seller. We love their realism and input into how it can help you sell your home as well as it encourages you to still enjoy your holiday season. Enjoy the article! We sure did!
I was listening to the radio on the way home yesterday and they were listing the stress triggers of the holiday season. It included financial issues, family problems, health problems, family visiting for an extended vacation, traveling, and making your home holiday picture perfect. Those are all very valid stresses when it comes to the holiday season because we all long to enjoy every minute of our time off of work and school and truly want everything to go perfectly as we are spending time with our loved ones.
So can you imagine if someone (Aka YOU) were to move during this holiday season?
Some of you are already saying, “YES I CAN IMAGINE! HELP!”
Moving is stressful all on its own, not considering during the holiday season, when we are supposed to hunker down for the winter, gather around our fires with our loved ones and have decorations up.
Well that is what we all try to envision anyway, but that does not always happen, especially if we are in the process of moving. It is especially difficult to bring joy to your children while you are not at home and it is hard when you have to switch up family traditions because you are not in your own home.
The One Step Holiday Season Survival Guide:
Keep it simple. It doesn’t matter how much you have decorated, how many presents are under the tree, how much food you have prepared. Being together is all that matters. Remove the stress for a day and be creative with your family. Create a new tradition, become minimalist for a day, enjoy the outside and go to a park to play with the kids and pack a picnic. Do not be so dependent on a stationary house, but find something for the family to do elsewhere while you are in transition mode with boxes everywhere or in a Uhaul.