Should I Move to Tulsa Over the Holidays?

Moving over the holidaysby Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Ok, you are moving to Tulsa--when is the best time to pack up and go? Your initial tendency might be to go over the holiday season, considering that the children are out of school, you have a little vacation time, and why not? The second inclination, the one you should go with, says nope, delay until after the first of the year. Granted, 2020 is different; you have all been working from home and learning for many months on end and frankly, you might need a change of surroundings. The quicker the better. Still, waiting a week or two might be the better call in the long run.

Something before we start all the factors to stay put through the New Year--while Covid is the bogeyman in the shadows, these factors are evergreen--just in 2020, you might want to avoid travel and being around new people wherever possible.


Certainly, moving companies in Tulsa do work throughout the holidays, but their teams also take time off. During the best of periods, you must book your movers a few weeks ahead of time; from late November through early January they're functioning with a reduced crew, just like everyone else. So, hold off until everybody is back at work to schedule your trek. Should you be dead set on moving in late December, be sure to get it on your professional mover’s calendar earlier than later.

Places to stay

Families will travel over the holidays this year, no matter what the CDC suggests. However people who might typically fly are deciding to drive this year--airlines have drastically limited flights, making traveling by air just about any place difficult. Driving means more time on the road and overnights while travelling, consequently expect hotel rooms to be reserved. Accommodations along interstates and busy highways are busier than you might think throughout the holidays in any case, which means the nightly charges increase. Unless you've already locked in your reservation, count on paying a premium for rooms right by ice machines as well as elevators.

Winter Weather

The way this year is looking, there might well be hurricanes in the gulf and snow storms in the Midwest vying for the Weather Channel's attention. Ice and snow are normally a danger over the winter time, and you need to have a Plan B if the storm comes your way while you are in the heart of moving. Throughout the holidays you're operating on heightened emotions and adrenaline even when you aren't moving, so why would you pile on the pressure of a move? The last thing you need is for the stockings that you had planned to hang by your new chimney with care to be delayed by a freak ice storm, consequently stay put, hang the stockings, and contend with the cartons later.

Enjoy Your Holidays

Last but not least, since this is your last Christmas in your old house, take the time to enjoy it. Decorate your residence as usual, make the pastries and also the turkey, and do all the things which are your traditions. The holiday season is filled with nostalgia, anyway, so don't hide all of the thoughts under the rug simply because you're moving. I wouldn't suggest stewing in every single recollection (this is where the christmas tree dropped off the roof of the van), but definitely allow yourself and your household the area to stroll down memory lane as much as they want. Spend time with close friends, hang your stockings, and when it's all over, pack up just like you always do.

Here is a bonus--this is your opportunity to toss all your ratty old decorations and dim bulb strands--you absolutely do not want to move that!

Main point here? Moving and the holiday season is demanding. Separate your stress levels through delaying your move to Tulsa until the final bit of tinsel goes and you have got another year of good reminiscences behind you. When you are all set to make your next move, our professional movers in Tulsa are ready to assist. Contact us today!


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