In an ideal world most people would not choose to move home over the Christmas period. The problem is that the world is often not ideal. There may come a time when you have to move over Christmas and you need to be able to make the best of the situation. The fact is that you can still enjoy the festivities, and successfully complete the moving process; it is possible.
If you are faced with having to relocate over the holidays then you should try and make the move in between Christmas and New Year if you can. This way, you can at least celebrate Christmas in a familiar environment. We are going to take a look at some helpful tips if this is not possible, and you have to move just as Christmas is arriving.
Planning is Vital
Planning is important before any move but it’s even more vital when you are moving into a new home over the Christmas period. It’s essential that you ensure you have a removal firm booked well in advance. It’s also important that you ensure you have utilities connected; the last thing you want is to be without power over the holidays. It’s useful if you make sure you have researched the area you are moving to so that you know where you can buy items such as last minute food supplies, should you need to.
Keep up the Festive Atmosphere
Relocating is often a stressful experience at any time of year; add to this the pressure of Christmas preparation and it’s easy to be completely floored by the experience. This is why it’s important that you do not forget the Christmas spirit. Make sure that you take time to enjoy the lead-up to the celebrations; put the Christmas music on as you finish your packing and take some time out to watch your favourite shows on TV.
Pack Presents in the Right Way
If you are moving directly before Christmas then it’s likely you have already bought presents and you will need to take them with you. You do not want to have to search through a myriad of bags and boxes to find the present when you arrive at your destination. Make sure that you wrap the presents and pack them in such a way that you can identify them straight away.If you have children who are likely to be inquisitive then it’s obviously not a good idea to label a box “presents”. You need to be creative; children are probably not going to be tempted to look in a box marked “bedding” or “best dishes”.
Don’t Forget to Tell People
Normally it’s not that important if you do not tell people you know about your move immediately. This tends not to be the case at Christmas. Do not forget that this is a time of year when people send cards, and pay surprise visits. The last thing you need is to fall out with family or friends because you forgot to mention your move and they turn up to visit your old home on Christmas Eve.
Celebrate First in Your New Home
It’s important to remember that it’s Christmas and you still need to celebrate even though you have relocated. For this reason, the first thing you should do when you arrive at your new home is decorate. It may be tempting to try and do all the unpacking first but you only actually need the essentials. Once you have unpacked everything you need to get through Christmas then put up the decorations so that everyone can enjoy their first Christmas in the new home.
Hopefully, our tips will help make your Christmas home move a little easier. Just remember, it is possible to move and still enjoy Christmas, even if this means you have a carpet picnic for Christmas dinner, or book in advance to go to a restaurant in your new neighbourhood.