Moving home can be a stressful journey, but relocating during the holidays is definitely an added challenge! Combining those two stressful events is not for the faint-hearted, luckily, Andy the Guy with a Van is here to help you out and doing it with a smile. We can’t help you prepare the Christmas dinner or pick your kids presents, but we can make sure that everything is safe and moved in a fast, affordable and efficient way!
Not too sure where to start with your move during the holidays? Here’s a quick checklist of what to do to prepare a smooth move.
1. Plan ahead and set up a checklist
If you’re reading this checklist, it means that you are already on a good track and planning your moving strategy. Great thinking! Of course, moving always requires to plan ahead but doing so during the holidays makes it even more important.
First of all, you need to know when you’re planning to move because removalists companies in Sydney are dealing with a busy period. Don’t hesitate to message or directly call as it’ll be more efficient to know if they have an opening for you. Our team is always ready to answer your inquiries within a 24 to 48H period and you can directly call us at 02 8503 4455.
But what if you need to book a removalist on a short notice? Don’t worry, we have you covered 🙂
2. Go with trusted removalists in Sydney
Moving during the holidays is such a sensitive event that you do not want any added stress like damaged furniture, late removalists or an ill-mannered team. That’s why we recommend that you check out your local removalist team ratings online and see other customers’ experiences. At Andy the Guy with a Van, we pride ourselves in making removals as worry-free as possible and make sure that our teams are always there for you with a smile.
To make sure you’re booking an efficient, affordable and reliable removalist team, head over to their Google Reviews page or their Facebook page to see honest reviews.
3. Make sure everything is set up in your new home
One thing for sure, you don’t want to start the new year badly, and that means, moving into a home with no water or electricity. Make sure that everything is set up before you move in and keep in mind that during holidays, companies tend to slow down a bit (after all, their employees also deserve some days off).
Better safe than sorry, we recommend that you contact those companies a bit earlier than you would normally do and to double check to make sure no miscommunication happened.
4. Pack early
Another thing you want to prepare earlier is all the packing. Especially during holiday season, packing can be a daunting task. Try and estimate the time you’ll have to pack your things and divide it at least by half! That’s how much time you’ll have when you’ll be dealing with friends and family ringing you, guests and unexpected tasks popping up on your calendar.
So not sure where to start? We have a wide range of packaging products to suits your needs.
5. Consider storing what you can’t deal with right away
Of course, you’ll want to unpack and use the essentials first after your move, like your kitchen equipment or your everyday items. But you might want to consider renting a self-storage unit for a short term or medium term use. Do you really need to deal with your skiing equipment in the middle of summer? Probably not, so why not move the essentials first and store the rest, to leave you some time to breath and get settled in your new home?
If you want to get a quote, please head to our cheap storage solutions in Sydney.
6. Celebrate outside to avoid any unnecessary stress
Holidays such as Christmas or New Year Eve should be fun and stress-free. Sure, you might run into some unexpected problems, but overall, you should first and foremost relax and have fun.
Can you imagine having to cook for your family before realizing that you boxed the pan you needed somewhere? If you think you might have too much on your plate, with preparing a move, consider delegating this year’s holidays reception to someone else or simply take out your family!
7. Don’t forget to have fun!
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy yourself and let go of some of your worries during the holidays. Our team wish you the best for this new year to come and guarantee you that you can count on us to help you move or store your belongings!