Four Tips for Making the Best of a Holiday Move to Oklahoma City

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For anyone who is reading this, you've probably got a moving company in Oklahoma City set up and are moving over the holidays. And unless you are moving "back" to where you call home, this is the toughest prospective time of year to pack up your house and go live some other place. There is no hesitation this isn't the way you thought you'd spend your winter vacation or Thanksgiving holiday, however here you are--may as well make the best of it. Listed below are several suggestions to helping you through a holiday move.
 

Put Up A Tree. Or Two.

Your home is a mess with moving supplies anyhow, so why wouldn't you put up a tree and place stockings by the fire and a wreath on your entrance? Should you end up with a live tree, who cares regarding dropped needles? You are moving anyway. Get the kids participating with decorating and go all the way --leave no branch untouched. In the event that you haven't done any shopping up to this point, wrap empty boxes with the previous year's excess wrapping paper and take a lot of photos. Make a playlist of everyone's treasured Christmas songs and blast it whilst you deck the halls.

Should you have small children, wrap a few of their presents and put them under the early tree as a surprise. Big kids and spouses will appreciate this touch likewise.

Bonus--you will learn which strands of lights work before you get to your new residence.

Coordinate a Friendsgiving

When your Thanksgiving looks like an anonymous meal at a stop on the interstate, put together an early get together. Friendsgiving is a more recent trend for which you celebrate together with neighbors and friends, hence how about a farewell meal before you go? Ask a close pal to host for you and put together the dinner together--this is a great chance to share dishes. Do not neglect any traditions--play cards, watch a sporting event on TV (there's always on demand, if necessary) go to a light display, or maybe even go shopping at midnight--you'll find plenty of 24-hour retail establishments to be able to continue the tradition, and you are less apt to get trampled.

Once more, there is a bonus--the silver's now polished.

Make Decorating Your New House A Priority

After arriving to your new residence in Oklahoma City, don't pass "Go" with your holiday decorating boxes and bins--have the moving company crew drop them right in the living room where you will be putting up your tree. Next, get to it--trim the tree, display the stockings, and light up the night--you will be able to set up your cable TV any time. You've already created that playlist, switch it on and sing along--it offers a excellent cross over from your previous house to your new one.

Launch New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Youngsters

Moving to Oklahoma City is difficult for your family, however it can take a toll on kids more than grownups. You have had familiarity with new places, and many children haven't. It is critical to retain as many traditions as you can, but in addition to start a couple of new ones. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

· Take advantage of different weather conditions --hike, sled, swim, or go to the beach. Show your kids the advantages of their new hometown by incorporating new fun-filled activities.

· Via the internet, figure out where the best Santa is, the best light displays, as well as other local traditions, are and make a evening of it.

· Additionally, using google, find memorable activities--live shows, plays, live Nativity displays, parades, and New Year's Eve events. Many places hold family-friendly block parties for New Year's, where the ball drops about 9 and there's no shortage of activities for the children.

· Welcome your internal tacky--if you've always blown right past the blow-up sleighs and snowmen, irrespective of how hard the kids beg, this might be the year to let it go and get whatever lawn ornaments your children desire. If that means light-up candy canes alongside a snow globe as well as the Grinch, get out your pump and spotlights and just give up on Martha Stewart this year. Here's a secret--ten years from now you may be sad if those blow-up figures break.

Handling a holiday move to Oklahoma City needn't be the worst thing ever; give attention to your loved ones, the season and the celebrations--it is a guaranteed approach to help you fake it until you make it.

 

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