As per our Edmonton moving company has discussed how moving services during the vacation can be a challenge & Riteway Movers not about to change our tune on that by any means. However in our never ending vision to look at the bright side of things we thought we’d provide a few helpful tips of how to use the holiday season to actually enhance your household relocation, and the other way around.
Redecorate with Gifts
The kids in all of us loves receiving gifts for Christmas Festival. If you & your loved one’s exchange wish lists before shopping for one another then use this as an opportunity to redecorate as you prepare to enter your new home. Many of us love the prospect of starting fresh in a new home with new furnishings or at the very least by adding new decor to the mix but the expense that comes with a relocation often prevents us from doing so. But during Christmas you may very well be able to completely redecorate by registering a wish list for gift buyers to pick from at your favorite department, furniture, or interior design store so that when you enter your new home in the New Year you can do so with freshly unwrapped possessions to accent the abode.
So this may be a little tacky and we certainly don’t recommend this for anyone truly important in your life but for those little office party get-together and inconsequential Secret Santa affairs it can work like a charm. When you pack up your home for a relocation you often come across unused gifts from birthdays, weddings, and Christmases past that you have never used or quite possibly never have even taken out of the original box for more than a peek. Instead of bringing these items that you clearly never needed on to your new home consider using them as re-gifts. We know, we almost shudder at the thought but honestly after surveying our staff of Edmonton movers each one has admitted to owning either an unpacked box of wine glasses, silverware, or seasonal kitchenware that has yet to see the light of the kitchen. Even bottles of wine, that actually get better with age, can sit idle in cupboards during a whole year so why not send the gift off to someone that may appreciate it more than you? Just make sure the recipient isn’t the one that gave it to you in the first place (yikes!).
A far better, and easier to swallow, option to the above re-gifting scenario is of course to donate unused gifts from seasons previous or any household items in good condition to a local charity. Nothing feels better than giving to those in need during the holiday season so when packing up for a relocation be sure to take stock of the items that have no apparent value to you but would be a treasure to an individual or family that may not receive anything otherwise during the holidays. You may not have the budget to contribute to those in need at Christmas but the chances are that there will be more than a few possessions around the house that you come across during a move that would serve as the perfect addition to a home in need.