Four Tips for Making the Best of a Holiday Move to Little Rock
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Set Up A Tree. Or Two.
Your house is a wreck with moving materials in any case, so why not put up a tree and hang stockings by the fireplace and a wreath on your entrance? In the event you get a live tree, who cares about dropped needles? You will be moving anyway. Get the youngsters involved in decorating and go all out --leave no branch undecorated. In the event you haven't been shopping at this point, wrap empty cartons with the previous year's excess wrapping paper and take numerous photos. Create a playlist of everyone's favorite Christmas tunes and crank it while you deck the halls.
Should you have young children, wrap some of their presents and place them beneath the early tree as a surprise. Teens and spouses will appreciate this act also.
Bonus--you will learn which bulbs work you get to your new home.
Coordinate a Friendsgiving
Should your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous lunch at a truck stop on the interstate, have an early get together. Friendsgiving is a more recent trend for which you celebrate along with neighbors and friends, hence what about a goodbye feast prior to going? Ask a close friend to host for you and put together the meal together--this is a great chance to share dishes. Don't skip any traditions--play tag football, watch a sporting event on TV (there is always on demand, if needed) go look at lights, or even go shopping at midnight--you'll find numerous 24-hour big box stores to uphold the tradition, and you will be less likely to get trampled.
Once more, there is a bonus--the silver's already polished.
Make Decorating Your New House A Goal
Once you arrive at your new residence in Little Rock, don't pass "Go" with the decorating boxes and bins--have the moving company team place them within the family room where you're putting up your tree. Next, go at it--trim the tree, display the stockings, and light up the night--you will be able to set up your cable TV any time. You will have already got the holiday song collection, switch it on and sing along--it provides a nice transition from your previous house to the new one.
Begin New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Kids
Moving to Little Rock is difficult for the entire family, however it can take a toll on kids more than adults. You've had exposure to new places, and a lot of children haven't. It is critical to preserve as many traditions as you can, but in addition to get started on a couple of new ones. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
· Take advantage of new weather conditions --hike, snowboard, sail, or drive to the beach. Show your kids the benefits of their new hometown with a few new fun-filled activities.
· Via social media, find out the location where the best Santa Claus is, the neatest light displays, and other community traditions, are and make a evening of it.
· Additionally, via the internet, find special events--shows, plays, live Nativity displays, parades, and New Year's Eve happenings. Many towns host family-friendly block parties for New Year's, where the ball drops around 9pm and there's a plethora of activities for your kids.
· Embrace your inner goofy--if you have always blown right over the blow-up sleighs and snowmen, regardless of how hard the kids beg, this may be the year to let it go and buy whatever yard ornaments your kids desire. If that means light-up angels along with a snow globe and the Grinch, get out your air pump and spotlights and just abandon Martha Stewart this year. This is a secret--ten years from now you might be sorry when those blow-up characters break.
Organizing a holiday move to Little Rock doesn't need to be the hardest thing ever; focus on your family, the season and your traditions--it's a certain way to help you fake it until you make it.
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