Aside from shopping, stringing up the lights up, cooking and all the holiday movies and dance recitals you’ll need to go to, moving during the holidays can really add stress to an already challenging time of the year. Couple that with possible bad weather including snow and you may be looking at a really stressful time if you’re not careful. If you can avoid moving during the holidays, that would be our first piece of advice but if you need to move during this time of the year, we have a few tips that hopefully can guide you through a stress-free move and a happy and joyous holiday season. As always, plan ahead. Once you know you need to move, the first thing you need to do is call a moving company. There are a few moving companies in Boston but we hope you’ll call us. Where’s the tree? Yes, if you are moving during the holidays, you’ll want to know where the important seasonal items are. If you really want a tree for Christmas, you’ll want to make sure you didn’t put it in long-term storage. That goes for any kitchen items you’ll need to cook that Thanksgiving meal or Christmas dinner. Snow: Yes, it could snow at this time of year. You’ll need to plan for that possibility as well as possibly getting stuck in a hotel if you can’t drive or fly to your new home. Once again, stay calm, plan ahead and keep the idea of a great holiday season in mind. Stay Festive: Don’t let moving get in the way of celebrating the holidays. Whatever you have planned and whatever traditions you celebrate, make sure you stick to them and celebrate these times with family, friends and maybe even new friends in your new home. Check out my short video with our owner Howard Goldman on more tips for moving during the holidays; swfobject.embedSWF(“http://www.youtube.com/v/Dh1RDdn2T9w&rel=0&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=0”, “vvq-832-youtube-1”, “425”, “344”, “9”, vvqexpressinstall, vvqflashvars, vvqparams, vvqattributes);