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Tips for Self-Packing During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted on: November 16, 2017 | by: Hall Lane Movers November 17, 2017

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the last thing you imagined doing was packing up to move. Although professional packing services are available, you decided to go with self-packing, which is perfectly fine. Although you could quickly feel overwhelmed, instead, consider the suggestions provided to make your upcoming move not just more manageable but also more enjoyable.

  • Boxes – The first thing that you need to do is find quality boxes void of holes, tears, and stains. Along with visiting different grocery stores, an excellent place to find them is behind retail shops on the day after they receive deliveries. Typically, the boxes are already broken down, making them easy to load in your car for the trip back home.
  • Decorating the Boxes – If you have children, get them involved. For this, pass out colored crayons and have the kids draw pictures on the boxes that relate to Thanksgiving. You might recommend turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves, pilgrims, and whatever comes to mind. While they have a blast decorating the moving boxes, you can focus on sorting items to go inside.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner – After you have the self-packing complete, take time to order your favorite meal or a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant for the family to enjoy. Even with boxes scattered about and furniture wrapped or dissembled, you can still have fun. For this, place a blanket in the middle of the floor and use the occasion to create a positive memory. Then, go around in a circle, having everyone mention something they are thankful for about the old house and the new house. Something as simple as this will make an otherwise stressful situation relaxing.
  • Festivities for the Home – While you go through the self-packing process, set one or two boxes aside specifically for things that will make your new place feel festive. For instance, if your scheduled move will have you in the new home anytime around Thanksgiving, put holiday decorations in a special box to transport in your vehicle. As soon as you arrive, put the kids to work setting things out so that your new place feels somewhat festive.

Hall Lane Moving and Storage is a premier choice, even when moving during the Thanksgiving holiday. Although you might opt for self-packing, remember that we provide professional packing and unpacking services. For more information about our company, visit us online or call today to get a free quote.