How to Celebrate Halloween When Moving

Would anyone want to move during the Halloween season? Most likely not, but sometimes our calendars leave us with very little scheduling options. Here’s what you need to know to make your move less stressful and your spooky day more enjoyable.

Avoid Moving Too Close to the 31st

Even if you have help, moving is hard work. Give yourself at least a few days of buffer time between your move date and Halloween to ensure that you’re ready to celebrate with the kids or friends. This way, if your new home has issues that need to be addressed right away, you can take care of them without them impacting your Halloween.

Arrive at the New House First, Then Buy Candy 

You may see some great deals on Halloween candy before your relocation, but don’t buy any candy until you’ve moved to the other house. You won’t want to have to keep track of Halloween candy to ensure it doesn’t melt. If you want other treats  — for example, canned soda — wait to buy them with the candy. You won’t be able to have any liquids in the moving truck.

Do the Research Before Trick-or-Treating

If you’re moving to a new neighborhood, you’ll want to do some research before you go out trick-or-treating. Some communities have special events at Halloween, and you won’t want to miss out. And because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some neighborhoods might have banned trick or treating all together. If you’re moving to a new state or a community far from your old one, contact the local city hall or the police department to find out the trick-or-treat times in your area.

Work With a Full-Service Moving Company

Your moving company can help you move while you focus on the things that matter, like spending time with family and enjoying your holidays. Make sure to keep your party go-bag separate. This will help ensure that the movers won’t pack something that you need access to for your Halloween celebration.