Tag: holidays in a new town

Three Ways to Survive the Holiday Hosting Season

 

Christmas is only 19 days away! Sorry if that gave anybody a mini panic attack but it’s a fact! The past year has flown by, hasn’t it? Once Thanksgiving hits, the rest of the season’s holidays rush in right behind it. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating and catching up is always wonderful. If you have moved, recently, this year might be especially meaningful because your friends and family may be coming to visit and see your new home. Of course, you want to show it off in the best light.

Four Ways to Show Off Your New City

 

One of my favorite parts about moving is exploring a new city and getting acquainted with your new surroundings. You don’t need to move far for this benefit either! In fact, my new home is a measly 7.3 miles from my old apartment 4 ways to show off your new cityand yet, I feel like I’m in a completely new place! I spend a lot of time exploring my city – by bike, by foot, and by car – because you notice different things depending on how you’re getting around. Now, I’ve been living in Florida for a few years so my family has come to visit in the past, but this weekend will be the first time they’ve been here since moving into the house so naturally I am excited to show them around and introduce them to the new places and things that I’ve discovered since their last trip. With the holiday season upon us, I’m sure that many of you are getting ready to host visitors as well and if you’re in a new city (or a new zip code within your same city), you’ll want to show off your new digs, right? So how do you best plan for visitors in your new home?

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the time of year to be with family, friends, and loved ones and to reflect on all we are Happy Thanksgivinggrateful for. It’s also the time of year to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. Small gestures can make a huge impact such as donating non-perishable food items to your local food bank, volunteering time at a shelter, or getting involved with a local charity or house of worship to distribute meals to your community.

 
At Holman we are grateful for our hard working and dedicated staff, the opportunity to work with amazing organizations such as Move for Hunger, and for our loyal friends and customers. We hope that you all have a very happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving!

Three Things Guests Notice When They Visit Your Home

 

My favorite part of moving comes after I’ve already settled into my new home. I absolutely love having my friends guest roomvisit and hosting in general. This will be my first holiday season in my new house and I am thrilled to be hosting an early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, but we all go a little crazy when we’re expecting house guests, don’t we? I know I do. I spend hours scrubbing the house from head to toe, organizing bookcases, and fluffing couch cushions. If somebody is staying for more than a few days, I’ll deep clean the refrigerator and stock the guest room and bathroom with all the necessities from fresh linens (of course) to new hand soap and toiletries. I love to play hostess and it’s important to me that my friends are as comfortable and at home as possible. But apparently, some of the things we worry about don’t even cross our guests’ minds. What do people really notice when they visit your home?

Happy Halloween! The Best Cities for Tricks or Treats

 

trick or treatIn honor of Halloween, this week’s post will be short, definitely sweet, and to the point. Whether you’re planning a move, mid move, or you just finished moving, here are the best cities for trick or treating little ones.

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in a New City

 

 

July 4th is right around the corner and, if you are anything like us, you are ready to celebrate!

How to Find a July 4th Event

 

But, what do you do if you are new in town? Summer is the busy moving season and that means a lot of families across the U.S. are going to be celebrating Independence Day in a new town. But that doesn’t mean new residents have to keep to themselves. July 4th can be a great way to get out into the community and meet new people!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

As we come to the close of 2015, we just wanted to wish a very happy holiday and wonderful New Year to you and happy holidaysyour family. May your holiday be bright and full of love, happiness, and joy.

 

 

For those of you moving during this time, our gift to you is a collection of some of our favorite posts to help get you through your move:

 

 

Seven Tips for Moving in the Winter
Benefits of Moving & Buying a Home in December
How to Pack & Store Holiday Decorations
Holiday Moving Reminders
Annual Winter Moving Tips
Three Ways to Make Your New House a Home Before Christmas

 

 

Thank you all for another amazing year. See you in 2016!

How to Make Your New House a Home Before Christmas

 

 

I cannot believe that Christmas is next week! I know we say it every year but the year really flew by, didn’t it? It feels like every year passes even more quickly than the last. I am heading up to New York to be with my family over the Make your house a home before Christmasholiday next week and I am thankful for that. But I also know that many of you are in the midst of a big move and may be celebrating in a less familiar home this year. I am a BIG fan of the holiday season and tend to go all out in terms of Christmas cheer so today I want to share with you how to make your new house a home before Christmas arrives next Friday.

Happy Labor Day!

 

Labor DayIn the moving industry, Labor Day is the first sign of winding down after the busy summer season, but it is of course much, much more than that.

 

Labor Day is a day meant to recognize and celebrate the contributions that employees have made to the organizations they work for and the communities they live in.

 
Thank you to all of the Holman Moving Systems staff for all of your hard work and dedication to helping our customers all year round. And thank you to our amazing customers for making this summer yet another amazing season. We hope everybody has a wonderful, relaxing, and well-earned holiday.

 
Happy Labor Day!

Three Tips to Survive Holiday Hosting Season

 

guest roomI seriously cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week. The past year has flown by, hasn’t it? Once Thanksgiving hits, the rest of the season’s holidays rush in right behind it. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating and catching up is always wonderful. If you have moved, recently, this year might be especially meaningful because your friends and family may be coming to visit and see your new home. Of course, you want to show it off in the best light.