November 14, 2022

Hosting Thanksgiving Just After A Move

Moving during the holidays can be hard to avoid. Simply Because you’ve relocated, especially if you are usually hosting friends and family for dinner, there’s no need to cancel your plans. With a bit of planning ahead, thinking outside the box and organization, your first Thanksgiving at your new house can be memorable. There’s no better way to show off your new house to your friends and family than by holding a festive feast!

Depending on how your move is planned, you might have plenty of time to settle into your new place and prepare for Thanksgiving. But usually, your normal Thanksgiving plans will have to be changed because of your move. Don’t be caught with surprise turkey day troubles. Plan, adapt, and prepare to make some new memories in your new home!

Planning Ahead

By the time your local moving company or long-distance movers move your belongings into your new place, you should already have a plan in place ensuring a perfect Thanksgiving.. Before you start packing at your old home, you need to make a list of your holiday must-haves. Whether you have a festive set of china, your grandmother’s sweet potato recipe, or your table centerpiece, be certain you think through the event from start to finish, and create a list of all the things you usually use.

Once you figure out what you need to host the dinner, now is the time to pack. If your local moving company or long-distance movers are providing packing services for you, make sure to give your list to the crew. They can ensure these must-haves are packed together and properly labeled. Labeling your boxes with “Thanksgiving- recipes and decorations” or “Thanksgiving- cookware”, will make it easier to unpack in your new home. All items for your event will be together and easy to find. Or take pictures of your holiday recipes, just in case you don’t have an opportunity to unpack your favorite cookbook!

If you have time to completely unpack before your guests get to town, that is always the ideal scenario. Especially if you are planning to houseguests that stay several days, prioritizing unpacking important items and getting guest rooms set up should be the highest priority.

If you are limited on time and have guests arriving, then you have to prioritize! Main areas of the home should be set up, such as living rooms, kitchen and bathrooms. You can always arrange home offices, garages and outdoors spaces later. Your guests will be OK if the whole house isn’t ready for a full tour yet!


Keep it Simple

You no doubt have your Thanksgiving dinner preparation all set! Though, if you’re not totally unpacked or settled into your new house, it might be time to consider other plans. Finding solutions to ease your move-in process and meal prep while still allowing you to host a memorable meal is easier than you think.

The secret to all successful relocations is communication. Relocating around the holidays is no different! When you get to your new place, you probably already have come up with a plan with your local moving company or long-distance movers. Tell the crew to put any boxes with the label “Thanksgiving” in an easy to access place, making your unpacking and setup work much easier.

If you need to change your cooking plans due to your move situation, there are some easy and inexpensive options to explore.

Grocery Store Boxes- Some grocery stores have Thanksgiving dinners in a box, complete with a turkey and all the fixin’s all cooked and ready. Meal boxes a wonderful option since they will come in their own serving trays and ready to eat.

Meal Kits and Delivery Services- There are numerous boxed meal companies these days, and lots of them will curate a Thanksgiving box. These businesses will send your main and side dishes to your door, complete with all ingredients and instructions to cook each dish.

Slow Cooker- Are you aware that you can cook a ham in a crock pot? Using smaller appliances will free up your stove, save time and energy. This will leave you more time to focus on what is really important, your friends and family!

Leftovers- You no doubt have not unpacked any food storage containers, so how will your guests|people|diners]257] be able to take home any leftovers? Try disposable muffin tins! These muffin tins are inexpensive, and an easy way to let each guest leave with the perfect size of everymain dish and side dish..


Borrow From Neighbors

Getting to know is some of the excitement of moving to a new home. Because the opportunity is there, asking your neighbors to borrow things you have not yet unpacked is a good fix. Asking for a casserole dish, folding chairs or wine glasses will save you from unpacking. Get bonus points with your neighbors by bringing some of your leftovers or pie when you bring back the borrowed items!

If your relocation is to Auburn Hills is a new city or area for your, be sure to talk to and get to know your long-distance mover. The staff helping the driver with delivering your household goods will know and be familiar with your new town and they can definitely direct you to local Auburn Hills thrift and grocery stores and many other ideas to find your holiday staples!


Call Corrigan

Because we are a family owned and operated Auburn Hills local moving company and long-distance movers, Corrigan knows the importance of family. When you hire Corrigan as your local moving company, it likely means your family and friends are still in the area, making the transition to your new home easier. That said, we also understand that long-distance movers may seem to be the closest feeling to family you have right now. Corrigan treats all of our customers like extended family and will go above and beyond to enable a simple, stress-free move. No matter your circumstances, you can count on Corrigan Moving Systems to keep your holiday season warm with outstanding service!