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RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—While everyone is preparing for the holiday season, are you singing to a different tune as you stress about your upcoming move? Moving can be demanding on its own, plus combined with the stresses of preparing for the holidays, can be as challenging as finding that one perfect gift for someone who already has everything.

Relocation.com’s team of experts has come up with the following list of moving do’s and don’ts to help take the stress out of your move.

Winter wonderland
For most Americans, moving during the holidays means moving in cold weather conditions. For a cold winter move:
-Do make sure to have your utilities—especially the heat—operational prior to your move. You don’t want to freeze once you arrive at your new place.
-Don’t pack all your warm clothes away. Be sure to have plenty of jackets and sweaters that are easily accessible.

Making a list and checking it twice
Plan ahead and be prepared so you can continue enjoying all of the holiday celebrations, despite your move.
-Don’t wait until the last minute to contact moving companies, gather boxes or begin packing.
-Do transport necessities and precious items yourself that can’t be replaced—i.e. photo albums, personal documents, financial information, expensive jewelry and other sentimental items.

It’s beginning to look a lot like home
One of the hardest parts of moving during the holidays can be leaving friends and family behind.
-Do find ways to involve your kids in the moving process and once you’re moved, try to keep family traditions alive in your new home to help ease the transition
-Don’t forget how important it is to stay in touch with family and friends once you’ve moved—take advantage of convenient services like Skype or Google Video and Voice Chat.

For more information, visit www.relocation.com.

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