Moving is often associated with change, the beginning of another chapter in life. Which is not surprising – a change of place, home, environment. What if you planned to move in the second half of December? It’s troublesome and romantic at the same time. To meet the coming year in a new apartment, as if from scratch, is very symbolic. But there is a risk of overshadowing the celebration by the lack of familiar household amenities. Our new article is about how to survive the move on New Year’s Eve and organize it into a cozy, atmospheric celebration.
The first thing you need to take care of is the organization of the move itself. At the end of the year, the number of moves in large cities is growing rapidly. Everyone wants to leave the troubles and worries in the outgoing year, complete repairs, conclude a deal for the purchase and sale of housing, draw up documents and cope with the move. The work of moving companies is traditionally increased. Plus, the usual pre-holiday hype, traffic jams and fuss. Therefore, plan your move in advance, at least a couple of weeks in advance. So you can choose a suitable reliable contractor, and you will not be forced to nervously look for a car and at least some loaders of incomprehensible qualifications.
We collect the necessary
Basic human needs do not depend on the date on the calendar. In order to feel comfortable in a new house in the first hours and days after moving, it is important not to forget about a change of clothes, cosmetic accessories, a snack, a first aid kit, bed linen, and so on. One of our articles is just devoted to this topic, it has a detailed list of essentials. You can take the list compiled by us as a basis, supplement it or remove the excess from your point of view.
The main thing is to pack the essentials in separate boxes and carefully sign. On the day of the move, make sure these boxes are loaded into the car last. Then in the new house they will appear first, they can be immediately unpacked and used.
Stocking up on gifts
One of the main New Year traditions is to exchange gifts. So that all family members find the surprises due to them under the tree, it is better to take care of this in advance. Optimally – even before you start actively preparing for the move, packing things and disassembling furniture. This is such a busy time when there may simply not be enough strength and resources to choose gifts. Better ahead of time, in a relaxed atmosphere, think over everything, buy and pack.
If small valuable gifts such as jewelry are expected, then it would be better to transport them yourself. Oversized items like household appliances can be delivered immediately to a new apartment. If during the move you still need to transport something large and fragile, then delegate the shipping packaging and all the worries to the specialists of the moving company.
Estimate whether you can quickly unpack and put things in their places? If you move a few days before the holiday, then it will be difficult to make it in time. From the experience of our customers, we know that a complete unpacking can take a long time, up to several weeks or even longer. If there are kids in the house, the move will take place at a time when the repair work has not yet been completed or not all the furniture has been bought and assembled, unpacking things will become much more complicated.
Therefore, it is worth carefully considering how to arrange furniture and boxes in a new house. Take care of sleeping places for all family members, organize a safe space for children to play or pets. And do not forget about the meeting of the new year – a Christmas tree, a festive table, comfortable seats.
Try to completely free at least one room from the boxes. Select a room or just a corner where you can store things.
We create an atmosphere
Even if the apartment is completely empty, uninhabited, or vice versa – filled with a pile of things, boxes and bundles, creating a festive mood is not at all difficult. The main rule is to try to observe all the traditions accepted in your family. At the same time, adapting them to current circumstances.
Always put up and decorate a Christmas tree, but there is no place for it now? Choose a small tree – a live Christmas tree in a pot or a decorative tabletop option. Are you used to flickering lights? Prepare a few garlands in advance. They can be laid out on top of boxes, on window sills, attached to walls or to curtain rods. And if you put a garland in a transparent vase, you get a real installation. Interior stickers, frost food figurines or artificial snow will also help you quickly decorate your home.
What else do you associate the new year with? Maybe some melodies. Even a smartphone is suitable for creating a musical background, if there is no other technical possibility.
From the non-obvious – smells. Traditional tangerines in a large bowl, gingerbread, a couple of resinous spruce branches, candles with the aroma of fireplace smoke – and now an uncomfortable room turns into a warm and sincere one.
We’re setting the table
The New Year is considered a family holiday and, according to tradition, it is celebrated at the laid table. And the feast is preceded by cooking. If the kitchen is already equipped in the new house – good. But if not, do not rush to get upset. You can prepare snacks and salads, you can “rent” the kitchen space from friends or relatives who live nearby. And the easiest way is to order ready-made meals in a trusted restaurant. Just find out in advance if your favorite place is open for delivery and when to place an order.
Together with the New Year’s decor, pack dishes suitable for the holiday. A beautifully set table decorates the house and sets the mood. And what a new year without glasses of champagne! But if for some reason you can’t use your favorite service, consider buying disposable tableware. Do you have an image of flimsy plates and forks made of white plastic in your head? No, no, we mean modern options. Now you can find on sale very aesthetic sets of dishes that will not spoil the table setting, but will save you from unnecessary trouble.
Let’s go on air
What is new year for you? Favorite music, Soviet cinema, blue lights? In any case, you will need technical equipment. Think over the details – for example, to hang a TV on the wall, you need a drill.
And you should also take care of the Internet or setting up digital TV in advance. If you rely on mobile Internet, check the network speed and connection quality. To do this, you can use special services or the built-in functions of your smartphone. Keep in mind that performance may vary from place to place.
And another moment. Stock up on chargers for gadgets, an extension cord and a high-capacity power bank so that unexpected overlays cannot ruin your holiday.
We decorate ourselves
A pair of party shoes, some makeup, or your favorite jewelry will set the mood. It is better to think over and pack the outfits for the new year separately, so as not to waste time and effort searching among dozens of boxes. And in order not to be puzzled by washing and ironing, you can prepare dresses or suits in advance, and transport them in a wardrobe box neatly and easily.
Perhaps a silk dress and stilettos among the boxes will seem inappropriate to you? You can always come up with a cozier, more comfortable, “home” version. Warm flannel suits for the whole family, silk pajamas, socks with a New Year theme, knitted sweaters. The main thing is to create a mood for yourself.
So, as you can see, it’s not that hard! Yes, there are important things to keep in mind. But everything is in your hands. If you think over the details in advance without haste, tune in to a festive mood, the celebration will definitely succeed. And we promise, no matter how the evening goes, it will definitely be the New Year that you will always remember with special warmth!