Especially for children anxious about the possibilities, scared of the unknown, and nervous of what lies ahead, planning a move can be difficult and overwhelming for a family. Emotions might be making your long distance unpleasant when you throw the prospects of disrupting Holiday traditions. While you are performing your move, we at Good Time Moving & Storage would like to share some ideas on how you can keep the Holiday Spirit alive.
Should I Move During the Holidays?
It is hard to acquire those things on the road to the new destination with the holiday season signifying warmth, peaceful, family and friend time with food, gifts and home. The spirit can feel void if the home is filled with packed boxes, empty cupboards, and no Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, you have little choice if your employer says you are moving across the states in the middle of December. While getting ready for the move, below are some things you can do to hold onto the Christmas spirit.
1) Travel with Christmas Celebrations. Take the time to find a hotel/motel that are planning an elaborate holiday event or meal if Christmas Day is spent traveling to the new home. As opposed to the dull and mundane sterile lobby of the motel that is planning nothing special, a warmly festively decorated hotel lobby can still invite the holiday spirit.
2) Explore the area. The feeling can make one feel lonesome if you are spending Christmas in an unfamiliar territory. You can have a new adventure with your family. To celebrate, explore the scenery find the local Christmas events and religious opportunities.
3) Begin new traditions. A good time to start new traditions is now. To make the move more fun and exciting for them, get the kids involved charge them coming with a new activity to incorporate with the Christmas traditions.
4) On the final day of moving, pack small decorations in the car with you. Avoid complication and keep it humble yet satisfying instead of pulling out every decoration you own and the elaborate Christmas tree. Just before moving day and keep the decorations minimal, and hang a small wreath. Place a few decorations throughout the home to keep the spirit alive, then condensed enough that they can fit in a box and be packed up with when it’s time to hit the road.
5) Benefit from dining out. Particularly when family and friends gather, home cooked meals are always ideal. Treat yourself to dining out for the holidays and enjoy being pampered on for the holidays when you got a big move ahead of you and you keep little in the kitchen. Just remember it’s the company, not the food, that makes the moment count.
6) Maintain contact. Be sure to let them know the best way to contact you as Christmas time is one for family and friends. Let them know how the moving process is going and how to reach you to keep the connection whether you are at the old address, on the road, or at the new place.