Moving is a stressful time, but when you have your children in tow it can be heightened. There are so many things that you will need to have in place, let alone how you are going to make the transition to your new home as easy for them as possible. There are many small things that you can do to make the move easier, but these will take careful planning and great communication within your family unit – but it can be done! Here are some top tips to help you get into your dream home with ease.
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Sort out all the details well in advance
We all know how important planning is to moving; everything has to be considered in advance, from your storage through to all the financial matters. One of the main things that can make you moving less stressful for your children is to have all of the smaller details sorted out before the big day. So what do you need to have considered?
Firstly you will need to have any storage sorted out straight away; this way you will know exactly how much it will cost you financially and also have the space to begin your packing in advance. Choose a company that offer to pick up your belongings once you have packed them, this will avoid the stress of having to move all your possessions. Have a look at services like www.taxibox.com.au who will do a lot of the difficult work of lifting and storage for you.
Along with this, you should also make sure that you have all of your financial paperwork in order before the big move day.
Be open and honest at each stage
It may sound obvious to say, but without being completely open you may end up with panic within your family. There will be the “which room is my room” arguments and the long talks about how they can decorate their spaces – not easy when you are trying to get all your furniture in and cook dinner at the same time. We have all been there and it doesn’t make for a fun and clean move. In order to make it all run smoothly, involve your children at various stages – from taking them to visit the new house, through to discussing the timings of the move with them.
Have some separate time alone with your children
As moving is so stressful and this can be felt throughout your family, it is important to have some separate alone-time with your children. You need this time to be completely different from anything to do with your move. Maybe you could organise a day trip to your family’s favourite spot, or simply take the children to the cinema in the evening; the possibilities are endless, but the rewards will be less stress and happier family atmosphere.
Get the children involved in the move
It is important for your children to feel like they are involved during times of emotional upheaval. One way to make sure that your children feel like they are helping is to set them specific tasks on the day of the move. Some of this will be dependent upon the age of your children, but even the little ones can get involved by having tiny boxes to carry or by holding the door open for daddy – there are many ways. If your children are a little older, then they could have a specific thing to be in charge of, such as rooms to coordinate.
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