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     The holidays are a stressful time for any family, particularly those with children. Add the bonus of moving into the mix and it can be a recipe for disaster. Luckily, your friendly and reliable movers at Russell’s Moving and Storage are not only here to help you from start to finish but we also have a few tips to help make the entire process as easy as possible.

     First, make a plan, but allow yourself to be flexible. Having a backup plan is key! Closing dates change, and as a local moving and storage company we are familiar with and flexible with switching dates at the last minute! Mentally preparing yourself that plans will likely change the further you get into the process will make it easier to cope when things pop up at the last minute.

     Next, make a pile of things you want to allow yourself and your family to enjoy up until the last minute. These things can be minimal decorations, gifts, and things to keep young children preoccupied while you organize. Try to keep these items small so that you can put them in your personal vehicle for easy transport at the end. Keeping a few décor items out will still allow you to feel festive and enjoy the holiday amidst the chaos of moving boxes.

     Using strong and sturdy moving boxes will ensure there will be no accidents with any of your delicate items. Stop by Russell’s to check out our quality level of moving boxes! We even offer 5 free moving boxes for each consultation!

     If you are staying in your home throughout the holidays but moving right after, it is helpful if you keep presents in their original packaging. This still allows your family to enjoy exchanging gifts but cuts down on clutter. Keeping new gifts in their original packaging will allow for the easiest form of transport and is typically the safest for each item as well. This can help cut down on breakage of delicate new items.

     Last, label, label, label! Even if you think you will remember what is in every box, chances are that you likely will not. Don’t overwhelm yourself with something as unnecessary as remembering the items in each individual box. You will thank yourself later by having each box labeled. This will allow you to place items in the correct space in your new home and unpack with ease.

     Also keep in mind that Russell’s Moving and Storage is a full-service moving company. We have the capacity and ability to move you from start to finish. We are well versed in the packaging all of your delicate items, labeling, and safely transporting to your new location. Give us a call today for a complimentary consultation!

Happy Holiday’s from all of us at Russell’s!