Four Tips for Making the Best of a Holiday Move to Killeen
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Set Up A Tree. Or 2.
Your home is a wreck with moving supplies anyway, so why not set up a tree and hang stockings by the hearth and a wreath on the entrance? Should you end up with a live tree, who cares about dropped needles? You are moving soon. Get the kids participating in decorating and go all out --leave no branch undecorated. In the event that you haven't shopped up to this point, wrap empty containers with last year's leftover paper and take loads of pics. Make a playlist of everybody's treasured Christmas tunes and crank it while you deck the halls.
Should you have small children, wrap a handful of their gifts and set them beneath the early tree as a surprise. Teens and spouses will certainly appreciate this act likewise.
Bonus--you'll recognize which bulbs work before you arrive to your new house.
Hold a Friendsgiving
When your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous lunch at a diner on the highway, have an early celebration. Friendsgiving is a newer trend where you commemorate with neighbors and friends, hence how about a farewell meal prior to leaving? Ask a close buddy to host for you and prepare the dinner together--this is a wonderful possibility to share recipes. Try not to neglect any traditions--play cards, watch a sporting event on TV (there is always on demand, if necessary) go ice skating, or maybe even go shopping at midnight--there are numerous 24-hour big box shops to be able to preserve the tradition, and you will be less prone to get trampled.
Once more, there's a bonus--the silver's now polished.
Make Adorning Your New Residence A Top Priority
Once you arrive at your new residence in Killeen, do not pass "Go" with the holiday decorating containers and bins--have the moving company folks place them within the living room where you're setting up your tree. Then, go at it--trim the tree, hang the stockings, and light up the night--you can unpack your closets any time. You will have already got the playlist, turn it on and sing along--it provides a excellent changeover from the previous home to the new one.
Start New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Children
Moving to Killeen is difficult for your family, but it can take a toll on children more than grownups. You have had experience with new places, and many kids have not. It's important to maintain as many traditions as possible, but in addition to begin a few new ones. Here are several suggestions to get you going.
· Take advantage of a new climate --hike, ski, sail, or drive to the seashore. Show your kids some great benefits of their new locale by incorporating new adventures.
· Via Google, determine the place that the best Santa is, the best light displays, and other local traditions, are and make a night of it.
· Additionally, by way of the internet, locate unique events--concerts, plays, live Nativity scenes, parades, and New Year's Eve celebrations. Quite a few towns hold family-friendly events for New Year's, where the ball drops around 9pm and there's no shortage of fun-filled activities for your kids.
· Embrace your inner goofy--if you've always gone right past the blow-up sleighs and reindeer, irrespective of how hard the kids beg, this could be the time to let it go and buy whatever lawn ornaments your youngsters want. If that means light-up reindeer together with a sleigh as well as the Grinch, get out your air pump and spotlights and abandon Martha Stewart this year. This is a secret--a decade from now you might be heartbroken if those blow-up cartoon characters break.
Handling a holiday move to Killeen doesn't have to be the hardest thing ever; concentrate on your family, the season and the celebrations--it is a certain approach to help you fake it until you make it.
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