Moving house is a notoriously difficult and tiring process. Moving house with children in tow is even more so. Many people face difficulties when moving with children, from practical and logical difficulties involved with moving a whole house of belongings from A to B with kids running around to emotional difficulties. You’re going to want to put some work into making this move as streamlined and comfortable as possible for your little ones to give them comfort and happiness during this tumultuous time. Here are a few suggestions that could help!
Keep Them In the Loop
All too many people try to keep their children unaware of the fact they’re going to be moving home until the latest possible moment. Sure, this may reduce crying and tantrums and other issues over time, but simply upping and moving your child without notice can be extremely disruptive and troubling for them. Make sure that you sit your children down, explain the concept of moving house, give reasons why they should be excited about it and make sure to listen to their worries or concerns and soothe them. This can help to alleviate anxiety and prevent them from worrying too much.
Show Them Where They’re Moving
If you’ve chosen a property and made the deal, make sure to show your children where they’ll be moving to. Visit the area. Show them all the wonderful things nearby they can look forward to – fun parks, activities such as cinema or bowling and more. Take them along to a viewing of the house once it’s empty. Talk to them about where they’re going to put their things, ask how they’d like their room decorated. This can familiarise themselves with their soon to be home and can get them excited about the move, rather than apprehensive.
Pack Their Things Last
Leave your little ones’ room as it is for as long as possible. Pack their things last, so they’re not left in a room without anything familiar around them for an extended period of time. When it comes to packing their belongings, get them involved. Then, they can see and feel sure that all of their belongings are packed away and not lost.
Make Moving as Simple as Possible
Make moving as simple as possible. Use an interstate removalist. They’ll be able to take care of the hard work of actually moving everything from one property to another and this can free up your time to look after your kids and comfort them on this big day.
Unpack Their Belongings First
Get your kids’ rooms set up first. This will help them to feel settled and at home. Then you can focus on the rest of the house. Get them involved with unpacking. Ask them where they want each item to go. This will give them a sense of control in a situation where they can easily begin to feel left out or out of control.
These tips should really help with the process of moving house with children. Hopefully, you can really benefit from them!