By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For anyone who is reading this, you've probably got a moving company in Tulsa
arranged and are moving during the holidays. And unless you are moving "back" to where you call home, this is the toughest conceivable season to pack up your home and go live some other place. There isn't any question this is not how you imagined you'd spend your winter vacation or Thanksgiving, however here you are--should probably make the best of it. Here are 4 tips to helping you through a holiday move.
Set Up A Tree. Or 2.
Your house is a mess with moving supplies anyway, so why don't you set up a tree and place stockings by the fire and a wreath on your entrance? If you get a live tree, who cares regarding dropped needles? You will be moving anyway. Get the kids participating in decorating and go all the way --leave no branch unadorned. In the event that you have not been shopping at this point, wrap empty boxes with last year's excess paper and take lots of pictures. Make a playlist of everybody's treasured Christmas songs and crank it while you deck the halls.
If you have young children, wrap a few of their items and place them beneath the early tree as a surprise. Older kids and spouses will certainly appreciate this act also.
Bonus--you're going to find out which bulbs work when you get to your new residence.
Hold a Friendsgiving
Should your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous meal at a diner on the highway, hold an early get together. Friendsgiving is a more recent trend for which you commemorate along with friends and neighbors, consequently what about a goodbye meal before you go? Ask a close pal to host for you and put together the dinner together--this is a wonderful possibility to share recipes. Don't skip any traditions--play tag football, watch a game (almost always there is on demand, if required) go ice skating, or even go shopping at midnight--you can find quite a lot of 24-hour retail establishments in order to continue that tradition, and you are less apt to get trampled.
Once again, there's a bonus--the silver's now polished.
Make Adorning Your New Home A Top Priority
When you get to your new residence in Tulsa, do not pass "Go" with your holiday decorating boxes and bins--have the moving company folks drop them right in the great room where you're setting up your tree. Then, go at it--trim the tree, display the stockings, and light up the night--you will be able to unpack your closets any time. You will have already created the holiday playlist, turn it on and sing it out--it offers a excellent changeover from the previous house to your new one.
Launch New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Youngsters
Moving to Tulsa is tough for the whole family, however it can take a toll on kids more than grown people. You've had experience with new places, and a lot of kids have not. It is critical to preserve as many traditions as you can, but also to begin a couple of new ones. Here are several suggestions to get you going.
· Take advantage of different weather conditions --hike, sled, swim, or visit the beach. Show your family the advantages of their new locale by incorporating new activities.
· Via the internet, figure out the place that the best Santa is, the most impressive light displays, and other community traditions, are and make a night of it.
· Also, via google, find memorable happenings--concerts, plays, live Nativity scenes, parades, and New Year's Eve happenings. A lot of areas hold family-friendly block parties for New Year's, where the ball drops close to 9pm and there's a plethora of fun-filled activities for the children.
· Embrace your inner tacky--if you have always blown right over the blow-up sleighs and snowmen, irrespective of how hard your kids plead, this may be the year to let it go and get whatever lawn art your kids want. If that means light-up angels alongside a snow globe and the Grinch, get out your air pump and spotlights and simply stop trying to be Martha Stewart this holiday season. Here is a secret--several years from now you could be sad when those blow-up cartoon characters wear out.
Handling a holiday move to Tulsa doesn't need to be the hardest thing ever; concentrate on your family members, the season and your traditions--it's a guaranteed approach to help you fake it until you make it.
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