Moving to a new house can be fun, but let’s be honest it’s hard work. Moving to a new house with children, well that’s a lot harder. Whilst it might not be easy, here are a few tips for making the transition as seamless as possible.
Take the kids to see the new home
Familiarising your children with their new home, new neighbourhood, new park and possibly their new school will take some of the fear out of the situation.
Pack your child’s room last and unpack it first
Giving your child their familiar space is important in making them feel settled.
Whilst you can still pack elements of their room, try to pack the majority of it last.
Once you’ve arrived at the new house, try to make your child’s room one of the first that you unpack.
Giving them a familiar space of their own will assist with making them feel settled more quickly.
Start the process early
Start packing early, maybe even get the kids involved and organise what they are wanting to keep, throw and donate.
Even if the kids are happy with the move, you might want to consider packing at night when they are in bed.
When you consider the safety aspect of boxes everywhere and clutter, they don’t mix well with kids running around.
Wait until the kids are in bed and pack a box a night for a few before the move and safely stow them in the garage.
Enlist some help wherever you can
When moving it pays to get help.
If you have family or friends that can take your children during the move, then take them up on the offer.
With boxes everywhere and so much to unpack, let them enjoy a sleepover whilst you start getting your new home in order.
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Moving with children might be logistically and psychologically a little harder than a move without them, but it’s also more of an adventure. Exploring your new area with your kids will make it all worth while.
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