Let’s face it, a house move can be a stressful process for both you and your other half, even more so with the thought of Christmas at the back of your minds. After all of the furniture is lined up and the bills are sorted out, we understand that you’d simply just want to relax in your new home and not worry about all of the Christmas shenanigans.
However, you can’t just simply skip the festive season! So, for the benefit of upholding all of the seasonal joy, have a read of this handy guide that tells you how you can do Christmas just after a chaotic house move.
Plan, plan, plan!
The trick to doing Christmas just after a chaotic house move is to effectively plan out your days during the actual move. When moving house, organisation is important. When moving house during the Christmas period – organisation is essential! If you are moving the week before Christmas, organise your days accordingly. For example, why not devote one day to furnishing the living room and another to chasing up Broadband providers? How ever you choose to plan out your days, make sure that schedule in a day or two to sorting out the Christmas decorations and doing that big festive food shop. This may seem like a bit much, but you and your loved one will feel great for doing these things come the 25th!
Throw a Christmas house-warming party
You’ve survived the move-in process – now it’s time to celebrate! Christmas couldn’t be a better time to throw a house-warming party, and if you’ve just moved in, it’s the perfect time to show off your new home to your friends and family. Again, this will require a bit of planning and notifying everyone of your change of address. So, if you do find that you have a bit of time after the house move – get on that party planning!
Get help from friends and family
Speaking of friends and family, why not get them to assist with decorating the house for the festive season? They’ll understand that you’ve just moved in, so chances are they’ll be willing to help you do the tree up. It’s the season to spend with your loved ones, after all! Also, seeking those extra pair of hands would again be the perfect chance for your relatives to get acquainted with your new house.
Don’t wear yourself out – use makeshift decorations if you have to!
After that big house move, we understand that you may just want to take it easy with the Christmas decorations. So, why not opt for using makeshift ones? They’re fun, creative, and original! The secret to ‘quick-fix’ decorations is to make use of the furnishings that you already have. For example, if you’ve got any vases or candle jars lying around, why not decorate them with festive ornaments, holly leaves or maybe even some cranberries? Also, when it comes to boxes that you’ve used for the move, why not turn these into a makeshift Santa or Snowman? All you need is paint, a paintbrush, maybe even some scissors, and you’re good to go!
First time buyer? Let solicitors take the load
It’s also worth mentioning that first-time buyer solicitors are more than willing to help couples whose goal is to move in stress-free during the Christmas period. When it comes to communicating with your solicitor, tell them about your plans, ask them when their offices close for the holidays and if they can work towards your deadline. Again, taking initiatives like these will ensure that you and your partner will have more time to sort out the festive decorations and have the perfect Christmas in your new home.
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