Moving to a new home is a tough job- and even tougher when you have kids! Packing and transporting the belongings of your whole family can be very overwhelming. To make sure you’re prepared for your move with your kids, use this guide to plan how you can help make your move easier for your children.
Even before you move, there’s a lot of work to do in finding the perfect property for your family, or for sellers, avoiding the top 10 mistakes property sellers make. But once all that is behind you, you still have the whole move ahead of you! These six tips from WridgWays can help make it stress-free for your family.
1. Make it an adventure
Moving to a new home can be exciting, so it’s important to let your kids know this. The process can be like an adventure. You can take them to visit the new parks and playgrounds, allow them to help you make decisions about your new home, or even show them where their new school will be. This will make their move much less stressful for them and for you.
2. Pack their toys last
With younger kids it may be a good idea to leave their toys until last when it comes to packing. This will allow them to continue to play with their toys as usual, meaning their lives won’t be disrupted as much. Pack up the toys in the final box and make sure they are one of the first ones unpacked. Your kids will be able to start playing while you unpack other boxes, keeping them out of the way and allowing them to settle into their new home.
3. Take lots of breaks
Packing and moving boxes can be hard on children. On moving day, make sure you take lots of breaks to give your kids a chance to rest. You don’t want them to feel overworked or worn out, especially as moving is already stressful for them. Give them the opportunity to sit back and relax a bit if you feel they are getting too tired, especially if they’re younger.
4. Keep a box of necessary items handy
To make sure you have everything you need handy, pack a box of all your most important items to keep with you. This will be very helpful during the first week in your new home as it means you won’t need to go digging through all your other boxes to find what you need. Try to pack things like spare toilet paper, light bulbs, school books, towels, toothbrushes, and special toys.
5. Pack a bag or box with snacks
Moving day can get very busy so it’s a good idea to be prepared. If you don’t want your kids getting hungry or grumpy then make sure you plan ahead and pack lunch and snacks for the day. This will save you from having to run out and buy food on the day. Try and pack enough to allow for the whole day as moving generally takes longer than you expect.
6. Hire a removalist to help you
Hiring professional removalists to help you with your move will ensure everything runs smoothly. They will be there every step of the way to help you and your family move safely into your new home. If you want to take the hassle out of your moving day then professional removalists are your best choice. They are very experienced at moving and will be able to move your belongings to your new home with ease.
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