Moving house is one of the most stressful things that you can do. Not only is it incredibly time consuming but it can also be very disconcerting for your family if you have kids. They might be upset that their usual environment is changing and as a parent it’ll probably be tough for you to help them out when you’re so preoccupied with the move itself. Luckily there are some things you can do to make your house move easier on everyone…
Make A First Night Box
It’s important that you make a box that you can unpack to make the first night in your new home as comfortable as you can. First of all, make sure that you have bed sheets! Pack them all together so you can all be comfortable and rested before you start the monumental task of unpacking. In your first night box, include food and bottled water to see you through the first night, along with a couple of local takeout menus. You should also include toiletries like toothpaste and toothbrushes along with towels and bodywash so you can wash off the dust of moving day.
Hire Professional Movers
To take a great deal of the stress off you, why not hire professional movers? They know what they’re doing much more than you do, and it’ll give you more time to focus on your kids instead of having to desperately organise what goes in what box and how you should pack fragile things so they don’t break. Look for cheap moving companies to lessen your costs.
Prioritize Your Kids’ Spaces In Your New Home
In order to help your kids settle into your new home, do your best to make sure that their spaces in your new house are prioritized – unpack their rooms and make sure that they have somewhere safe and clean to sleep and play. You should also make sure that you do your best to keep their daily routines the same – they’ll get cranky and upset if they don’t eat at their normal times or if they don’t get as many nutrients as they usually do. Remember that it’s okay to resort to technology at a stressful time like this – if you’re spending a lot of time cleaning, unpacking and organising your things in your new place then it’s perfectly okay to drop your kids in front of the TV for a while! Do whatever you need to to make it easier on everyone.
Scope Out Your New Area Before You Move
Make sure that you check out all the local amenities before you move into your new house so that you can take a break once in a while – if there’s a local pool then you could take your family swimming, or to a mall to buy new things for your new home along with getting some lunch or dinner as a treat. You can drive past your kids’ new schools to get them excited about it all and – most importantly! – check out where your nearest park is so you can all have fun in the sun as your kids play on the swings and slides.
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