By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For anyone who is reading this, you've probably got a moving company in Oklahoma City
arranged and are moving through the holidays. And unless you are moving "back" to where you call home, this is the hardest conceivable time of year to pack up your house and go live someplace else. There is no doubt this isn't the way you imagined you'd probably spend your winter break or Thanksgiving, but here you are--should probably make the best of it. Here are several tips to helping you through a holiday move.
Set Up A Tree. Or Two.
Your home is a wreck with moving materials anyhow, so why wouldn't you set up a tree and hang stockings by the hearth and a wreath on the door? In the event you end up with a live tree, so what about dropped needles? You're moving soon. Get the children participating in decorating and go all the way --leave no branch undecorated. In the event that you haven't shopped at this point, wrap empty boxes using last year's excess wrapping paper and take a lot of photos. Come up with a playlist of everyone's treasured Christmas tunes and crank it as you deck the halls.
Should you have small children, wrap some of their gifts and place them underneath the early tree as a surprise. Older kids and spouses will appreciate this touch too.
Bonus--you'll find out which strands of lights work when you get to your new home.
Host a Friendsgiving
When your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous dinner at a stop on the road, hold an early get together. Friendsgiving is a newer trend where you celebrate with neighbors and friends, hence how about a farewell feast prior to leaving? Ask a close pal to host for you and put together the dinner together--this is a great possibility to share dishes. Do not skip any traditions--play cards, watch a sporting event on TV (there is always on demand, if necessary) go ice skating, or perhaps go shopping at midnight--you can find numerous 24-hour big box establishments in order to continue the tradition, and you are less likely to get trampled.
Once more, there's a bonus--the silver's now polished.
Make Decorating Your New Residence A Goal
After arriving to your new home in Oklahoma City, don't pass "Go" with the holiday decorating containers and bins--have the moving company folks place them in the family room where you will be setting up your tree. After that, get to it--trim the tree, hang the stockings, and light up the night--you can unpack your closets any time. You will have already created that holiday song collection, use it and sing it out--it provides a excellent cross over from the previous home to the new one.
Start New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Kids
Moving to Oklahoma City is hard for the whole family, however it could take a toll on children more than adults. You've had familiarity with new places, and many youngsters haven't. It is critical to preserve as many traditions as possible, but also to get started on a few new ones. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
· Take advantage of different weather conditions --hike, snowboard, swim, or visit the beach. Show your family the advantages of their new location by incorporating new adventures.
· Via Google, determine the place that the best Santa Claus is, the most impressive light displays, as well as other area traditions, are and make a evening of it.
· Also, by way of social media, look for unique events--concerts, plays, live Nativity scenes, parades, and New Year's Eve events. Quite a few places hold family-friendly block parties for New Year's, where the ball drops about 9pm and there's a plethora of activities for your kids.
· Welcome your inner goofy--if you've always gone right past the blow-up sleighs and reindeer, irrespective of how hard your kids beg, this could be the time to let it go and get whatever lawn ornaments your youngsters desire. If that means light-up reindeer together with a santa and also the Grinch, get out your air pump and spotlights and abandon Martha Stewart this holiday season. Here is a secret--10 years from now you may be sorry when those blow-up characters wear out.
Handling a holiday move to Oklahoma City needn't be the toughest thing ever; focus on your family, the season and the celebrations--it's a sure way to help you fake it until you make it.
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