Consider these tips to add some holiday cheer to your move.

Packing up and moving your home can be stressful any time of the year. But the process is especially overwhelming if you’re planning to relocate in December or January.

Try these tips to rejoice in the holiday spirit while managing to pack your things and move.

Move right after Christmas

The best way to actually enjoy the holidays despite having to move is to make your moving day after Dec. 25. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a very low-key week — most people take off work and many spend the week with family and friends. So why not move the weekend after Christmas and utilize all of the extra help from family and friends who are sure to be around?

Keeping in the holiday spirit

If you are able to wait until after the holidays to move, then do so. You can make life a lot easier on yourself and your family. A great way to handle the packing process is to decorate for the holidays as you usually do. However, instead of placing your normal, everyday decor in the basement or nearest closet … just pack it up! Aim to pack everything (within reason) but the holiday item so that the only accessories you need to worry about packing after the holidays are the few bins of decorations that you had out.

Prioritizing your packing

Most of the items that you need to move should be packed and ready for your new house, so all that should be left out is your holiday decor (including the Christmas tree).

Next, go to your kitchen and pack everything that you only use on special occasions. (You can borrow items for the holidays from family members and friends.) Then pack up the items in your basement, storage closets and garage — rooms that are not high-traffic areas during the holidays. You can keep the packed boxes in your garage or basement.

In the hallway, living room and dining room, try to keep the curtains, a few family photos and minimal decorations to give your house the warm holiday feeling your family is used to. Even though you’re moving, you don’t want the holidays to get lost in the shuffle.

Moving mid-holiday

For those families that must move right in the middle of the holidays, try leaving your living room or family room decorated, so that it still feels like home. Wait to pack up that room until the day before you move. That way when you arrive in your new house you can immediately put up your Christmas decorations and tree. Even if your house has boxes and is messy and unorganized, unpack your living room and make it warm, inviting and festive.

The holidays are a time for family and friends — make room for them in your life as you prepare to move. Don’t get so lost in the details of your move that you forget what this festive time is all about!

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What to Do If You’re Moving During Thanksgiving

Moving can be a hassle anytime of the year, but having to move during the holiday season can be especially difficult. When you have to balance the responsibilities of moving with the festivities of Christmas and Thanksgiving, you can find yourself overwhelmed before you know it. Therefore, it is very important that you know how to successfully handle moving during Thanksgiving prior to attempting a move around Turkey Day.

Tips for Moving During Thanksgiving

If you are moving during Thanksgiving, here are few tips to help make your holiday move smooth and enjoyable:

  • Don’t ignore the holiday. Instead, embrace it. Share in holiday cheer with your movers by including them in your celebration. Have snacks and other refreshments for you, your family and your movers, including hot cider, hot tea and cookies. If you have kids, let them put Thanksgiving decorations on your moving boxes.
  • Schedule around the festivities. If you and your family are into football, have a football handy to throw around during moving breaks. Keep a radio and/or TV hooked up so that you can keep track of the football games. If possible, maybe schedule a lunch or brunch break so that you can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Have your Turkey Day dinner plans set well ahead of time. If you are moving within your same metropolitan area and have friends or family who can host Thanksgiving dinner, then make plans with them. If you are moving to a new city and know friends and family there, see if they would be able to host Thanksgiving dinner. If you do not have friends or family available to host dinner, set aside everything you need for a picnic dinner and when time comes, set up a picnic dinner in your new place and celebrate Thanksgiving there.


Moving Your Piano


Moving your household can be an overwhelming process, and when you have large items to transport it may seem even more challenging. When you need a trusted team of professionals to move your valuable piano, there is only one choice for the top name in Los Angeles piano movers!

At Blue Chip Moving, we take customer service seriously to ensure that your piano move goes as seamlessly as possible. To get you started, one of our professional South Bay piano movers will come to your home and provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate of your moving costs. As a trusted agent for Mayflower Transit, our Los Angles piano moving company has access to the best equipment and resources in the industry to ensure that your piano is expertly handled throughout each stage of the relocation.

From antique uprights to high-value grand pianos, the experts at Blue Chip Moving & Storage are capable of handling any size relocation! For more information on the services that we offer, just give our South Bay moving company a call today or fill out our online form to request your free estimate!

Trade Show Moving

Going to a trade show can be stressful, especially if you have to worry about transporting and setting up your trade show booth. Whether you have a small, simple booth or an incredibly large, intricate set up, our professional South Bay trade show movers can handle the task with ease. We carry out each relocation with the utmost precision, going to great lengths to ensure safety and promptness of your relocation. You can guarantee you will receive the smooth and seamless move that you deserve. 


International Moving

When you are looking for a company to handle your international relocation, Blue Chip Moving & Storage is the mover to call.  Our South Bay international movers work around the clock to ensure that you get from point A to point B with ease and efficiency.  Our South Bay international moving company goes to great lengths to ensure that your move meets your individual needs.  At Blue Chip, we are strive to offer you services that exceed all of your expectations.

When you work with our South Bay international movers, you will be paired with a personal Move Coordinator.  Your coordinator will provide you with your written moving estimate, answer all of your questions and oversee every aspect of your relocation. Our South Bay international moving company offers you a long list of complete and comprehensive relocation services that will be customized to best suit your needs.  Your move with Blue Chip will be smooth and seamless from start to finish.

Blue Chip is a proud agent of Mayflower Transit, one of the best-known names in moving.  This affiliation allows us the tools and support necessary to move you.  We are also connected to a worldwide network of trust moving companies in nearly every country to ensure that your international move is simple and secure. 


South Bay International Moving Company

Our South Bay international movers also offer a vast array of convenient storage services, so your belongings are safe while you are overseas.  Call Blue Chip Moving & Storage or fill out our online quote form to receive your free moving estimate today! We are the South Bay international moving company you can trust for everything from customs clearance to destination services.


South Bay Commercial Movers

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With over 50 years of experience in the relocation and storage business, Blue Chip Moving & Storage can offer you the exemplary relocation you are looking for. Our South Bay commercial movers work tirelessly to perform commercial relocations that are second-to-none. From the most basic moving and storage services to full-service relocations, our South Bay commercial moving company can handle any move with ease and efficiency. When you work with Blue Chip, you can rest assured that your belongings are in good hands.

Our trained moving staff works around the clock to provide you with a commercial relocation that minimizes your downtime while remaining budget-friendly. Blue Chip’s South Bay commercial moving company can perform office moves, corporate relocation and even hotel moves to meet any relocation need you may have. Your personal Move Coordinator will be your single point of contact throughout the process and help you with everything from planning to over-seeing the relocation. Our South Bay commercial movers will provide you a smooth and seamless relocation every time – guaranteed.

We are also a proud agent of Mayflower Transit, the most prominent name is moving. This affiliation allows us the support and state-of-the-art moving equipment needed to carry out even the most specialized relocations. We offer all of our customers a variety of moving amenities, including 24 hour satellite tracking. This technology allows you to keep an eye on your move every step of the way.

South Bay Commercial Moving Company

Ready to get started with Blue Chip’s South Bay commercial movers? Call us to speak with a knowledgeable representative or fill out our free, online quote form. Our South Bay commercial moving company looks forward to your upcoming relocation!

Moving from Southern California to the East Coast


If you’re making the cross-country move from Southern California to the East Coast, you have anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 miles to cover. For a move of such distance, save yourself time, money, and stress by choosing reliable long distance movers in Southern California. At Blue Chip Moving & Storage, we’ve been taking care of long-distance residential and corporate relocations from start to finish for over 50 years.

Our experienced South Bay interstate movers are intimately familiar with the challenges of cross-country moves, and we have the expertise to tackle your relocation with ease and efficiency. Because we’re a dedicated agent for Mayflower Transit, we’re supported by a nationwide network of moving and storage partners to ensure that your interstate move is both seamless and stress-free. Whether you’re relocating a corporate division to DC or moving your family to Florida, Blue Chip Moving & Storage guarantees exceptional interstate moving services at affordable rates.

Long Distance Movers in Southern California

At Blue Chip Moving & Storage, we aren’t just premier long distance movers in Southern California. We’re a family-owned and operated South Bay interstate moving company with over five decades of nationwide moving and storage experience. With our Better Business Bureau accreditation and our ProMover status from the American Moving & Storage Association, you can rest easy knowing that your time and money are in trusted hands.

For every residential, corporate, or specialized moving project, Blue Chip Moving & Storage offers customizable services that are second to none:

For a move of this distance, don’t trust just any long distance movers in Southern California. Instead, go with the local company that’s earned the trust of thousands of Californians over the last 50 years. Call us today to learn how our South Bay interstate movers can take the stress out of your East Coast move. To get started immediately, request your free quote by submitting our simple online form!