It’s October. Time for pumpkins, candy corn and costumes. Since Halloween is October 31st, the last day of the month, for many families, it can also be moving day. If you happen to be moving on or near Halloween it can be tough on the kids who still want to dress up, collect treats and celebrate.
Here’s a few tips to consider:
Halloween is the perfect holiday to meet new neighbors. There’s no better opportunity to walk around a new neighborhood whether you’ve relocated locally or across the country. Use the chance to introduce yourself and let families know you’ve just moved in.
Since your new home might be in disarray from the move, keep decorations light. No need to go all out to be festive. Just a few festive items hung on the front door will let the neighborhood know your open for trick-or-treating business.
If kids costumes are packed or otherwise unavailable, you can easily fashion costumes from the boxes you unpacked earlier in the day and a few other simple supplies.
- LEGO: Tape or glue 6 plastic cups upside down to the side of a box. Spray paint it a primary color and add some shoulder straps. You can cut the flaps off the box or tape them up to keep it sturdy.
- iPHONE: Draw or paint a phone screen on the front of a box. Kids can even help with this. Let them add their favorite apps. Cut holes for arms and head or attach shoulder straps and you’re done!
- CHEST OF DRAWERS: Use your move as inspiration. Draw or paint a box to look like a piece of your own furniture. Cut arm and head holes and the kids are all set.
Moving on any holiday is stressful so let Hazelwood Allied take care of everything for you so you can enjoy your little ghouls.
Q: I’m downsizing to a smaller living situation in the Santa Barbara area. What can I do with items I don’t need right now but am not ready to part with?
Q: I’ve been transferred out of town by my company. How quickly can I move?
A: You can get started right away planning your move. Our nationwide movers are available by phone Monday through Saturday. Once your move is underway, you can even track your shipment to your new destination.
Check out these local Santa Barbara Halloween events:
Dia de los Muertos: This is a free family event at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art honoring the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead. Enjoy a wide variety of activities including music, art and dance. October 23rd, 1-4pm.
Thriller 2016: October 29th at 3pm come and be thrilled at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens as World Dance Zombies rise up and perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance. This is part of the Thrill the World global event.
5th Annual VooDoo Lounge Halloween Dance Party: This Halloween party includes a full bar, photo booth and costume contest. Get your tickets in advance for this October 29th party.
From all of us at Hazelwood Allied, thank you for making us your preferred moving consultants.
p.s. As a resource to you, each month we will recommend local area partners that we feel may be of value to you. If you are moving in or out of Santa Barbara and need the help of quality cleaning team, contact Rosie’s Cleaning. If you recently had one of your home appliances stop working, give our trusted appliance repair partner Burt Yost a call.
About Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage: Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage is one of the oldest family-owned Santa Barbara moving companies. The company offers residential moves, commercial moves, and Santa Barbara self-storage units. Visit the website at http://www.hazelwoodallied.com to read testimonials about the Santa Barbara movers. “Like” the Facebook page for moving and storage tips. Call 800-541-5958 for a free moving estimate or information on Santa Barbara storage units.