Nobody wants to have to deal with a move that takes up a lot of physical and mental energy, but moves can be draining if you don’t take the correct precautions first.
This guide aims to make moving into your new place as easy as possible, so you have less to worry about.
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Talk Openly To Your Kids About The Move
Start by talking openly to your kids about the move to your new place. This can be scary at first, especially if you think they are going to kick up a fuss, but it’s so important. You want to give them as much time as possible to get used to the idea.
Be honest about why you’re moving, and why moving is a good thing for you as a family. However, do make sure you hear out your kids and talk to them about any concerns they have. Remain non judgemental and take them seriously. You never know what goes on in their little heads, and they often feel things just as intensely as adults do, so be prepared to put them at ease!
Plan A Goodbye Party For Your Loved Ones
If you’re moving far away, then it could be a good idea to plan a goodbye party. This will allow you to say goodbye to all of your nearest and dearest and create some special memories before you actually hit the road.
It could be nice for your kids to have one last party with their friends. At this time, you’ll probably also want to arrange any weekend visits or Skype calls – it’ll give your kids something to look forward to and ease their fears.
Hire Help – You Need All You Can Get
Don’t try to do this all alone. If you have kids, you’re going to need help. See if you can find a babysitter or childminder, providing you’re not moving too far away. You can then bring your kids to your new place with their bedrooms almost set up, which will help to get them settled.
Here are some Moving Companies too – some will help you to pack, while others will simply load and unload the van, as well as take your belongings to you destination. You may even want to enlist the help of family members.
Give Yourselves Plenty Of Time To Prepare
Make sure you start planning a few months in advance, minimum.
At this time you’re going to want to let your utility bill companies know that you are moving, and notify anybody else who may need to know. You can also do small things, like find missing keys to windows. A lot goes into a successful house move!
Pack Your Essentials All In One Place
Pack your essentials in one place for easy access on moving day. You might even want to have an ‘essentials box’ for every family member.
Include special stuffed toys, toothbrushes, snacks, chargers, and anything else you might need. It’ll make the day far more bearable.