Christmas is a time of magic, joy, and excitement. It’s a time for making memories and celebrating with loved ones. However, when you are in the midst of moving to a new home during the festive season, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and stressed. But fear not, with the right planning and mindset, you can ensure that your Christmas in your new home is nothing short of magical. At Charles David Casson we have helped many sellers and buyers move home over the festive season, and therefore, we know all the tips and tricks to have a smooth and enjoyable move while also creating a magical Christmas atmosphere in your new abode.
Navigating the move during the festive season
It is so easy to get lost in all the chaos of the move that you let the Christmas spirit pass you by. Planning ahead is crucial when moving house during the festive season. With potential delays and disruptions, it’s important to stay organised. Maintain clear communication with your estate agent, conveyancer, and removals company to keep track of progress and stay on top of tasks. If there are any waiting periods, take advantage of this time by creating detailed to-do lists and preparing for the next steps.
If you’re moving house with children during the festive season, it’s worth arranging for childcare on the day of the move. The excitement of Christmas can make them even more unsettled at the thought of moving house. See if a family member or friend can look after them, as this will mean you won’t have to worry about keeping an eye on them while you focus on the move. The same goes for pets, as they can become anxious when their routines are disrupted. Consider sending them to a trusted carer or a local cattery or kennel to help them feel more comfortable during the move.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. So embrace the festive spirit and make your move a magical one!
Decorating your new home for a magical Christmas
When you’re surrounded by boxes during a move, putting up decorations may be the last thing on your mind. But decorating for Christmas can bring about joy and nostalgia, which studies show can increase happiness. It’s a great way to connect with your new home, as decorating allows you to reminisce about happy times with family and friends, and family traditions. Even if you’re feeling bittersweet due to the absence of loved ones, it’s still a way to feel connected.
Decorating the exterior of your home for Christmas can also lead to positive conversations and help build a sense of community and belonging with your new neighbours. It’s an easy way to strike up a conversation. If you prefer a more natural festive decor, you can use materials such as berries, pine branches and pine cones, for a festive feel without the excess ornaments. This simple, understated look works well before and after Christmas Day.
Creating new festive traditions
Moving to a new home during the festive season is an opportunity to create new traditions. It is important to embrace your old traditions as well as and creating new ones. To get to know your new surroundings why not explore local holiday events and activities: this could be attending a Christmas market, or volunteering at a local charity event.
Why not host a Christmas gathering for your new neighbours. This can be a chance to build relationships and create lasting memories in your new home. You can also consider starting a new tradition that is unique to your new space, such as a special Christmas Eve dinner or a family game night on Christmas Day.
By embracing new traditions and incorporating them into your new home, you can ensure that your first Christmas in your new abode is full of joy, excitement, and a sense of belonging. So go ahead and create new memories that will be cherished for years to come!
Don’t lose the sparkle
Moving home at Christmas doesn’t mean you have to lose the sparkle of the season. If you are thinking of moving home in 2024, don’t wait for fireworks to end on NYE to get started. By getting your property on the market over the next couple of weeks, you can get in the eye of those Boxing Day home hunters and have viewings booked ready to ring in the New Year. To find out more, give our Chelmsford team a call on 01245 835859.