Should I Move to Little Rock Over the Holidays?

Moving over the holidaysby Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Ok, you're moving to Little Rock--when's the best time to pack up and go? Your very first inclination might be to go over the holiday season, considering that the youngsters are away from school, you've got a little vacation time, and why not? Your next thought, the one it is best to go with, says not a chance, wait until after the start of the year. Granted, 2020 is special; you have all already been working at home and learning for months on end and frankly, you want a change of scenery. The sooner the better. However, waiting a few weeks may be the better call in the long term.

One thing before we go into all the factors to stay put through the New Year--while Covid is definitely the bogeyman in the shadows, these factors are evergreen--just in 2020, you might want to refrain from travel and being close to new people wherever possible.


Of course, moving companies in Little Rock do work during the holidays, but their teams also take time off. During the best of times, you should book your movers a few months in advance; from late November through early January they are working with a reduced staff, similar to everyone else. So, wait until most people are back on the job to schedule your trek. In case you are dead set on moving in late December, ensure that you get it on your professional mover’s schedule earlier than later.


Families will travel over the holidays in 2020, no matter what the CDC states. However families who might ordinarily go on an airline seem to be choosing to drive this year--airlines have greatly restricted flights, making flying just about any place challenging. Driving suggests more time on the road and overnights while travelling, so expect places to stay to be reserved. Hotels along interstates and busy highways are busier than you might think over the holidays at any rate, meaning the nightly prices increase. Unless you have already locked in your booking, expect to pay a premium for rooms right by ice machines as well as elevators.

Winter Weather

The way this year is heading, there might well be hurricanes in the gulf and blizzards in the Midwest vying for the Weather Channel's attention. Ice and snow are always a danger over the winter months, and you have to have a Plan B in case a storm comes your way while you're in the middle of moving. Over the holidays you are running on elevated emotions and adrenaline even when you're not moving, so why would you pile on the worry of a move? The last thing you will want is for the stockings you had planned to hang by your new chimney with care to be delayed with a freak ice storm, so stay put, hang the stockings, and take care of the boxes later on.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Finally, since this is your final Christmas in your old house, spend some time to enjoy it. Decorate your house as always, make the cookies and the turkey, and do all the things that happen to be your traditions. The holidays are rife with nostalgia, anyway, consequently do not brush those feelings under the rug simply because you are moving. I wouldn't recommend stewing in every reminiscence (this is where the tree dropped off the roof of the family car), however certainly give yourself and your household the room to stroll down memory lane as much as they like. Spend time with buddies, hang your stockings, and when it's all over, pack up just like you generally do.

Here is a bonus--this is the chance to throw out all your worn old ornaments and dim bulb strands--you surely do not want to move that!

Important thing? Moving and the holiday season is hectic. Separate your stress through postponing your move to Little Rock until the last little bit of tinsel goes and you have got yet another year of good reminiscences behind you. When you're in a position to make your next move, our professional movers in Little Rock are ready to assist. Contact us today!


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