Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year. Add a move on top of that and doing both can seem impossible. However, you don’t always have free range of choosing when to move and if Thanksgiving weekend is the only time you have, then you have to make it work. With these tips, you’ll be able to move, enjoy some Turkey and give thanks all in the same weekend.
Find Out All Your Thanksgiving Plans Ahead of Time
The first step to moving during Thanksgiving is to find out what days you’re busy. This allows you to find a viable time to move. However, if your entire Thanksgiving weekend is booked, you’ll have to pick and choose which dinners and festivities you’re going to do, so you schedule in a day free to move. If possible, try to give yourself at least two full days to move into your new home – one day for moving and one day for unpacking, or better yet, going shopping for household items marked down for Black Friday.
Call Your Moving Company ASAP
Not all moving companies will be open during Thanksgiving. Some facilities might close down for the entire weekend, some might close down just for the day, others might have shortened hours or shortened staff. So, call your moving company as soon as possible to make sure there’s a moving truck available for your desired moving date.
If sitting down for a huge family dinner simply isn’t in the cards – or rather, schedule – this year, recreate the idea of Thanksgiving. While the turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are certainly a huge bonus to the big day, the most important part is to give thanks.
Brainstorm some new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year and do it differently. Order in a Thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant or decorate the moving boxes to keep the spirit alive. Just because you’re too busy for a traditional Thanksgiving this year doesn’t mean you have to go without completely.
Enjoy Some Thanksgiving Festivities
In between trying to partake in all the family dinners and moving, Thanksgiving festivities may feel out of the question. However, no one moves for 24 hours straight; you are allowed a break. Not only that but a break is encouraged to ensure efficiency and enjoyment of this special day.
Set out a timeline in which you’ll move, unpack, and give thanks. This allows you to sees when you can toss around the football, turn on a game or head to the local pumpkin patch. Those unpacked boxes aren’t going anywhere but Thanksgiving festivities only come around once a year.
Hire Professional Movers
If giving up your traditional Thanksgiving and family plans is out of the question, have no fear. Take advantage of the full-service professional movers at Bekins Moving Solutions and let them do all the hard stuff while you enjoy the special day. Just be sure to know the exact times in which the movers will arrive and depart from your old home and thenew one to ensure you can be there if needed.
Have a Late Thanksgiving
There’s nothing wrong with having Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving. After all, the holiday is about giving thanks and spending quality time with your family which can be done at any time during the year. However, to ensure it still feels like Thanksgiving, schedule it in as soon as possible, preferably when the leaves are still falling and not covered with snow. Otherwise, it might feel like a late Christmas.
As long as you move your belongings from point A-to-B, you can enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities. You may have to be a little more creative with your spirit and a little more strict with your free time, but moving and Thanksgiving can be done all at the same time.