The holiday season can be stressful for several reasons, and if you need to move during November or December, that stress can become multiplied several times over. You want to have your traditional family celebrations, but when you’re settling into a new home, it can be difficult to observe all your annual traditions. At Billy Goat Moving & Storage in Fort Collins, we can help your move go smoothly, and make sure you have the best opportunity to get settled before the year is over.

Create a Festive Atmosphere

One way to improve your holiday-season packing and moving is to create a festive atmosphere. Playing your favorite holiday music can help lift everyone’s spirits, and help you prepare for moving into a new house. It’s possible that your holiday decorations are already in boxes somewhere, and pulling those out and making sure they’re the last in the truck and the first in the new house will give you the opportunity to decorate a bit before you unpack the rest of your belongings.

Let Friends and Relatives Know You’re Moving

If you’re someone who loves getting holiday postcards and letters, be proactive and send a moving notice to everyone on your address list. This will ensure that anything friends or relatives send will find its way to your new home. You’ll also want to complete a change of address form at the post office, which can help make sure any packages and gifts that you ordered online arrive in time for the holidays.


Get the Kids Involved

Your kids may not be that excited about packing their things and leaving their current home, especially if they’ve had some memorable holiday seasons in that house or apartment. Put together some holiday fun packages, with activities such as coloring and puzzles, and be sure to let them know that yes, Santa will know that they’ve moved and will deliver their presents on time. Also, take some time to observe some of your traditions, such as baking cookies or watching your favorite holiday movie. You may not be able to do some of these things until you’re moved into your new house, but taking the time to relax will make the transition much easier on both you and your children.

Be Ready for Any Weather

At Billy Goat, we’re always prepared to move in any weather, and the holidays in Colorado can often mean cold and snow. Be sure your winter gear is readily accessible, and that your kids have their hats, gloves, and coats close by. We know that moving in a snowstorm can be challenging, but it will definitely make for some memories, and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you should Mother Nature put a delay on your move!

If you’re planning to move during this upcoming holiday season, contact Billy Goat for professional moving services in Northern Colorado. We want to make your move and the holiday season stress free and enjoyable for your entire family!