Moving around a holiday can be a great way to save some money. Though, it can also be highly stressful due to closed businesses, a busy personal schedule, hectic traffic, and unpredictable weather. Fortunately, the tradeoff is great as you’re able to set up your new office in a timely manner so that it’s ready when everyone is back to work. However, there are some tricks to follow to avoid any discrepancies and to minimize downtime.
Be Aware of Which Companies Are Open
The first step to moving around New Year’s Eve is to be aware of which companies are open during the holidays. Many businesses shut down for the holidays, with some closing for several days at a time. So, it’s imperative to do your research to see which moving companies, furniture stores, packing supply stores, grocery stores, and even service companies will be open during the holidays. Though, the key to avoiding discrepancies is to do this well prior to your anticipated moving day so you can make alternative arrangements as needed.
Check The Weather Forecast Regularly
The weather can play a significant role in the overall success of your move and around New Year’s Eve, it can be quite predictable. Check the weather forecast regularly leading up to your moving date. If the forecast isn’t in your favor, gather proper supplies that will ensure a safe, comfortable and efficient move, such as umbrellas, tarps, salt, shovels, and even proper clothing.
Additionally, you’ll want to plan for any delays caused by extreme winter weather, such as businesses closing, increased traffic, longer commute-times and a slower move altogether. As a rule of thumb, if you live in a location that gets severe winter weather, give yourself ample time to move in case everything has to be delayed a day or two.
Make Services Appointments Ahead of Time
Depending on your location, moving to a new office where the services haven’t been set up ahead of time can cause significant delays. A cold environment can drastically slow down the moving process, and it can even result in potential damage to your office equipment, due to the unideal temperatures and moisture levels.
Additionally, if there is a storm that knocks out services, such as the internet or power, getting companies to set up your services in a timely manner is highly unlikely. Any extreme weather can also slow down and minimize the number of jobs they can complete in one day. So, it’s imperative to make your service appointments ahead of time and get them set up prior to arriving.
Schedule Around Your Personal Holidays
Lastly, take time to enjoy your holidays. An office relocation is stressful and while there are plenty of tasks to complete and challenges to overcome, it’s important to enjoy the time of year with your loved ones. The moving process can be continued after the holiday and if it must be completed on a specific day that will take you away from your friends and family during the holidays, consider hiring professional moving services. Bekins Moving Solutions offers full-service moving packages that handle your move, start to finish, so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays and have everything done for you when it’s time to head back to work.
Speak with a Bekins Moving Solutions specialist today and allow our professionals to create and execute a moving plan that is efficient and effective so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday and office relocation.