It’s no secret that moving house is a stressful and anxious time for us, but what about our kids? When there’s so much that needs to be done, it’s easy to forget to think about how your little ones are feeling. Children get anxious too and can find moving somewhere new an incredibly scary prospect. That’s why, if you’re moving house and have little ones, you need to do whatever you can to make the move easier for them.
The question is, what are the best ways to do that? For everything that you need to know about moving with little ones in tow, keep reading.
Moving day will be stressful enough without having to cart all of your boxes from your old home to your new one. That’s why it’s important to hire a removal company so that you don’t have to stress about this. Companies like Fox Moving and Storage are able to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. By putting the ‘moving’ into someone else’s hands, you can spend moving day with your children, making it easier for them.
Pack your kids’ rooms last
To keep things as normal as possible for your little ones, pack up their bedroom’s last. Do the attic, your bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, etc., and then the day before the move do your kids’ rooms. This might add a little extra stress – leaving packing so late, but it will help to make the move less stressful for your children. Plus, while you pack the rest of the house, your kids can keep themselves busy playing in their rooms.
Try to stay as calm and relaxed on moving day as possible – kids pick up on things, and if you’re stressed out they will be too. The best thing to do is find ways to make moving house fun, as the busier you keep your kids, the less stressed out they will get. There’s no time for tantrums and crocodile tears on moving day, so keeping them busy is a must. Pack a bag of travel games, books, colouring, and all your children’s favourite activities. You could also pack an iPad loaded with games, stories and movies to keep them occupied. Oh, and don’t forget to pack snacks – that’s the biggest mistake you can make.
Prioritise your unpacking
Once you arrive at your new home and your boxes are unloaded, it’s time to unpack. It’s crucial that you prioritise your unpacking to make life as easy as possible for yourself. Aim to unpack the kitchen first as else you’ll be living off takeaways for the next few days, then move onto the kids’ rooms. It’s important to get their rooms done quickly, as kids can find adjusting to new places a little difficult. However, if they have familiar stuff around them, they’ll find it easier.
Hopefully, these tips will make moving house with kids in tow that little bit easier and less stressful.