Four Tips for Making the Best of a Holiday Move to Wichita Falls

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

For anyone who is reading this, you might have got a moving company in Wichita Falls arranged and are moving through the holidays. And if you're not moving "back" home, this may be the hardest possible time of the year to pack up your home and go live some other place. There's no hesitation this isn't the way you thought you'd spend your winter holiday or Thanksgiving, yet here you are--may as well make the best of it. Here are several tips to helping you through a holiday move.

Set Up A Tree. Or 2.

Your house is a mess with moving materials anyway, so why don't you set up a tree and hang stockings by the fire and a wreath on your front door? In the event you end up with a live tree, who cares about dropped needles? You're moving anyway. Get the children included with decorating and go all the way --leave no branch unadorned. If you've not done any shopping at this point, wrap empty boxes using the previous year's leftover wrapping paper and take loads of pictures. Come up with a playlist of everyone's favorite Christmas tracks and blast it whilst you deck the halls.

If you have youngsters, wrap some of their items and place them underneath the early tree as a surprise. Older kids and spouses will appreciate this gesture as well.

Bonus--you will realize which strands of lights work ahead of when you get to your new house.

Hold a Friendsgiving

Should your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous lunch at a diner on the highway, hold an early special event. Friendsgiving is a more recent trend where you celebrate along with neighbors and friends, hence how about a farewell meal prior to leaving? Ask a close friend to host for you and cook the dinner together--this is an excellent opportunity to share dishes. Don't miss any traditions--play cards, watch a game (there is always on demand, if required) go look at lights, or perhaps go shopping at midnight--there are numerous 24-hour retail stores to be able to uphold that tradition, and you will be less prone to get trampled.

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

Make Embellishing Your New House A Top Priority

When you get to your new residence in Wichita Falls, do not pass "Go" with the decorating cartons and bins--have the moving company team set them right in the living room where you're putting up your tree. Then, go at it--trim the tree, hang the stockings, and light up the night--you can hang pictures any time. You will have already put together that holiday song collection, switch it on and sing it out--it offers a nice cross over from the previous home to your new one.

Start New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Children

Moving to Wichita Falls is hard for the whole family, but it can take a toll on children more than adults. You've had exposure to new places, and most kids have not. It's important to preserve as many traditions as you can, but in addition to start some new ones. Here are some ideas to get you going.

· Take advantage of new weather conditions --hike, sled, swim, or drive to the seashore. Show your children some great benefits of their new locale with a few new activities.

· Via social media, find out the location where the best Santa Claus is, the neatest light displays, as well as other area traditions, are and make a evening of it.

· Additionally, using social media, find unique events--concerts, plays, live Nativity displays, parades, and New Year's Eve celebrations. Many towns host family-friendly events for New Year's, where the ball drops about nine o'clock and there's no shortage of activities for your kids.

· Accept your inner tacky--if you have always gone right past the blow-up sleighs and reindeer, regardless of how hard your children plead, this may be the time to let it go and buy whatever yard ornaments your children want. If that means light-up angels alongside a sleigh as well as the Grinch, get out your pump and spotlights and simply give up on Martha Stewart this current year. Here is a secret--several years from now you may be heartbroken if those blow-up figures break.

Organizing a holiday move to Wichita Falls needn't be the hardest thing ever; concentrate on your family members, the season and your traditions--it will be a certain way to help you fake it until you make it.


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