Two people in holiday sweaters holding boxes

Moving doesn't always happen at the most convenient times. And when you're planning a move around the holidays, there are a few extra considerations that you need to take into account. This is especially true if you're planning on hiring long-distance movers in South Dakota.

In this blog, we'll discuss a few tips for having a successful holiday move. However, before we go over these tips, we thought you might want to know more about us.

For over five decades, Brouwer Relocation has been the most trusted moving and storage company in Sioux Falls. Offering a wide range of solutions for our clients, we're proud to help reduce stress by providing seamless moving services.

Don't Agree to Host the Holiday Party this Year

You'll be so busy with packing and preparation that the last thing you should be thinking about is hosting your friends and family for a holiday party. Even if you're the type that likes to entertain—just put it off for next year.

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Schedule

Don't delay; call early. It would be best if you were thinking ahead of time and not waiting last minute, hoping for a holiday miracle. Moving companies likely won't be as busy during this time. However, their employees might be taking time off. 

Estimates Help You Budget

Often, the holidays come with extra expenses. With this in mind, you should always request a written estimate to account for moving costs in your budget. Any good moving and storage company should offer you a written estimate before any services begin. 

Keep the Decorations Organized

For those who love decorating during the holidays, you'll want to label all of your decorations in separate boxes clearly. By doing so, if you arrive at your new home before a holiday, you'll be able to quickly find and put up your things—making your new space truly feel like home.

This is the Time to Donate

Moving presents the best opportunities to clean your closet and eliminate things. Sift through some of your belongings, and try to give a few bags of items to those who are less fortunate. With the holidays in full swing, there's no better time to consider donating.

Don't Make Large Purchases

While the holidays are a great time to purchase large items, like TVs—you should hold off on doing so. This will only make a move more complicated. Instead, you can make the purchase, then arrange to have the items delivered to your new home once you've settled in.

Pack Early

You'll want to get ahead of packing to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. While you'll still need a lot of your home items, other things can be reasonably packed early, such as:​

  • Chinaware
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Some Pillows and Blankets
  • Summer Clothes

Call Our Team Today

When you need residential movers in Sioux Falls that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Brouwer Relocation. For over 50 years, we've been a trusted moving and storage company offering exceptional solutions for your move. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.