Two people in holiday sweaters holding boxes

The truth is, there's no perfect time to move. Sometimes it's convenient, and sometimes it isn't—such as driving during the holidays. This is especially true if you're planning on hiring long-distance movers in the Bay Area.

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.

Foster Van Lines has been the most trusted moving and storage company in the Bay Area for over eight decades. Offering a wide range of solutions for our clients, we're proud to help reduce stress by providing seamless moving services.

Avoid Large Purchases

Don't complicate your move. We know how tempting it is to make a large purchase, like buying a new TV, but you'll want to hold off. This will only make the moving process more difficult.

Ask for an Estimate

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

Get Ahead of Your Packing

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:​

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

Schedule Ahead of Time

With employees taking time off around the holidays, you'll want to make sure that you schedule your moving services early. This way, you can avoid the last-minute scramble of finding a new moving company.

Skip Hosting the Holiday Party

Even if you're the type that likes to entertain—just put it off for next 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.

Organization is Key

You'll want to decorate as soon as you land in your new home, right? Think ahead; clearly label and pack all your holiday decorations separately, so you can easily access them once you've moved.

Consider Donating

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. Moving presents the best opportunities to clean your closet and eliminate things. 

Call Our Team Today

When you need residential movers in the Bay Area that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Foster Van Lines. For over 80 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.