Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays. When you add a move to the mix, it can appear as if doing both is impossible. However, you don’t always have the luxury of deciding when to relocate, and if Thanksgiving weekend is the only time available, you’ll have to make it work.
You’ll be able to move, eat some turkey, and give thanks all in the same weekend if you follow these tips.
MAKE ALL OF YOUR THANKSGIVING PLANS AHEAD OF TIME.
The first step in moving during Thanksgiving is determining which days you are available. This enables you to find a suitable time to relocate. If your entire Holiday weekend is booked, you’ll have to pick and choose which dinners and festivities you’ll attend so that you have 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 even better, go shopping for Black Friday deals on household items.
CALL YOUR MOVING COMPANY IMMEDIATELY.
Not every moving company will be open on Thanksgiving. Some facilities may close for the entire weekend, others may close for the day, and still others may have shortened hours or reduced staff. So, contact your moving company as soon as possible to ensure that a moving truck is available for your preferred moving date.
If a large family dinner isn’t in the cards – or rather, schedule – this year, recreate the concept of Holiday. While the turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all delicious, the most important part of the holiday is giving thanks.
Think about new and unique ways to celebrate Holiday this year. To keep the holiday spirit alive, order a Thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant or decorate the moving boxes. Just because you’re too busy for a traditional Holiday this year doesn’t mean you have to forego the holiday entirely.
PARTICIPATE IN THANKSGIVING FESTIVITIES
Thanksgiving celebrations may seem out of the question between trying to attend all of the family dinners and moving. No one, however, moves for 24 hours straight; you must take a break. In addition, a break is recommended to ensure efficiency and enjoyment of this special day.
Set a timetable for moving, unpacking, and giving thanks. This allows you to see when you can throw the football around, watch a game, or go to the pumpkin patch. Those unpacked boxes aren’t going anywhere, but Thanksgiving is only once a year.
If you can’t give up your traditional Holiday and family plans, don’t worry. Take advantage of Your Moving Men full-service professional movers and let them handle the heavy lifting while you relax and enjoy your special day.
Just make sure you know the exact times the movers will arrive and depart from your old and new homes so you can be present if necessary.
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL THANKSGIVING
There’s nothing wrong with having Thanksgiving immediately following Thanksgiving. After all, the holiday is about giving thanks and spending quality time with family, both of which can be done at any time of year.
To ensure that it still feels like Thanksgiving, plan it as soon as possible, preferably while the leaves are still falling and the ground isn’t covered in snow. Otherwise, it may appear to be a late Christmas.
You can enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities as long as you move your belongings from point A to point B. Moving and Thanksgiving can be done at the same time if you are a little more creative with your spirit and a little more strict with your free time.
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