Moving house can be hectic – we all know that! But there is actually a lot of ways in which you can make your house move go a lot more smoother when moving with children, than you might expect. Read on to find out what my top 5 tips to make moving house with children easier!
And the kids can help with this one too! Prior to your move, give each child a task to go through their toys and any paraphernalia in their rooms and work on making piles to ‘keep’ ‘throw’ or ‘donate’. Their decisions may surprise you! And whilst they get on with this job, this will leave you free to do the same for other areas of your home that may need to have a clear out. This will not only save time once you move, but will also save the amount of boxes you will use on moving day!
Whilst it can be tempting to not ‘tempt fate’ and start to early, it really is in your favour to plan early and get things booked in. So, when you know when the move it likely to go ahead, do some research into local removal businesses and it wouldn’t hurt to obtain a quote for house removal from several companies to get a feel of how much it is going to cost. Once you get a feel of costing, you can then secure something more concrete nearer to moving day!
When it comes to having small children, it really can take twice the amount of time to move. So, with that in mind, it may be helpful to ask any local friends or family to help with childcare when it comes to moving. This just means that you’ll be able to crack on with the packing, sorting out the instructions for the removal company and hopefully get your keys smoothly without trying to entertain your children or fitting in the school run.
Plan and pack an emergency bag, complete with the kids iPad, any books they enjoy, underwear for the evening and following day, pyjamas for the first night and toothbrushes. If you are moving midweek and it’s during school time, have a freshly washed uniform packed as the last thing you want to do during on your first evening in your new home is having to work out the washing machine! For the grown up’s, include the kettle, teabags or coffee and a couple of mugs for when you arrive!
You obviously would have visited your new home once or maybe even a couple of times prior to your moving day. Even using the floor plan from Rightmove and measurements will be able to help you when pre-planning your kids bedrooms and where you think everything might go. This way, when you move you’ll know exactly where you’ll want the kids beds to go, wardrobes and any other large furniture. It will save you having to move them around once the removal company may have taken them up to their bedrooms.
And there you have it. 5 simple yet effective ways to make moving house with children easier. Do you have any tips to add?
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