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How to Stay Festive When Moving During the Holidays


November 7, 2018

Moving to a new home doesn’t always happen during the spring and summer. For many families, moves happen unexpectedly and when they happen during the winter months, the task can become even more hectic. Not only are they faced with winter weather, but they’re often forced to let the holidays take a back seat. If you’re planning on working with a Colorado moving company during the holiday season, there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy the holidays. Here are a few simple ways to keep your holiday spirit alive, even when you’re packing up your house.

Pick a Few Favorite Decorations

Decorations set the tone for your home during the holidays. While it may be tempting to avoid putting them out right before a move, doing so can make you lose sight of the holidays. Instead, pick a few of your favorite holiday decorations and set them out. You don’t have to go crazy. This way, you’ll still be able to enjoy the things that bring you joy during the holidays without significantly increasing the number of items on your last-minute packing list.

Pack Decorations Last

Part of the magic of the holidays, especially for kids, is having the decorations out as long as possible. This can be difficult when you’re moving, but it’s not impossible. Instead of packing the decorations with the rest of the items in the house, save them for last. You can even pack them in your car so you can enjoy them until the very last minute. Once you get to the new home, those boxes can be the first you unpack. When you have young children, unpacking and decorating the new house can take a lot of the stress out of moving to a new or unfamiliar area. 


Continue Family Traditions 

Everyone has family traditions that they enjoy participating in during the holidays. For some, it’s decorating a Christmas tree. For others, it might be ordering an extra-large pizza and binge-watching horror movies. Whatever your favorite tradition is, try your best to keep it up even when you’re moving. Remember, moving can be stressful and keeping up with your traditions can help take some of that stress out of the situation. 

Plan a New Tradition

Moving is the perfect time to establish a new tradition once you reach the new home. Start planning something you and your family can enjoy, especially if your move falls on or near the holidays. This will give everyone something to look forward to while they’re packing up. The next year, everyone can participate in the tradition again once you’re all settled at the new home. 

Moving during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your enjoyment of the season. It just means you need to get creative. While you’re busy focusing on the holidays, let the experts at Eden’s Moving and Storage handle the packing and driving for you. We’ll take care of your belongings as if they were our own so you can focus on enjoying your time with your loved ones. Contact us today for a free estimate.