Moving house is never easy, but when you have children involved, it can be even more of a challenge. If the endless crying and tantrums are getting overwhelming, fear not – we have some tried and tested methods to make the process easier and less stressful for everyone.
Whether you’re a family of two or 10, this five-step guide can help make your move as smooth as possible – and avoid a screaming match when stress finally reaches its peak!
Step 1: Pack an essentials box
No matter how organised you are, there will always be last-minute items that you need to pack before the big day. Instead of rummaging through boxes looking for necessities such as toiletries and kitchen utensils, pack an essentials box with everything your family might need for the first few days in your new home. Items might include toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and a change of clothes in case those moving boxes take longer than expected to unpack!
Step 2: Involve the kids
Moving can be the perfect opportunity to teach kids about responsibility. Get them involved by giving them their own box or set of boxes to fill with toys and books they want to keep close by during the move. They can also help stick labels and packing tape on boxes. Ensure they know what’s fragile, so they don’t accidentally damage any precious items!
Step 3: Shorten their routines
The days leading up to a big move can be chaotic, so try not to disrupt your children’s routines too much. If possible, keep bedtimes and nap times consistent and try not to overschedule activities or outings that may add unnecessary stress for the kids. Try sticking to some comforting rituals such as reading stories or playing soothing music before bedtime; these little things can make all the difference when trying to stay relaxed in the lead-up to a big event like moving house.
Step 4: Make time for fun
Moving house is hard work, especially when there are kids involved! Take regular breaks throughout the day for fun activities such as painting pictures of the new house or having a picnic lunch in the park near your new home; these little moments can help break up all the hard work while providing valuable quality time with family members. Plus, they provide great distractions from any potential anxiety caused by moving.
Step 5: Don’t forget positivity!
Above all else, remember that positivity is key when it comes to making sure everyone enjoys the move – even if there are moments when things seem overwhelming or chaotic. Encourage each other throughout this exciting transition period; remind everyone how much fun exploring a new area can be! And don’t forget – you’re in this together as a family unit, so any problems you face along the way will only bring you closer together.
Moving house with children doesn’t have to be stressful! With these five simple steps, you’ll be settled into your new home before you know it! And to lift your stress load even more, Indoor Self Storage has all the extra room you might need.
- Downsizing your home and can’t fit everything into your new space
- Moving homes but renovating the new one and need a bit of extra time
- Moving homes but still haven’t found the perfect one to buy
Indoor Self Storage has the room and patience to give you all the time you need to figure things out. Call us on 01803835777, visit our personal storage option – and don’t forget that we have packing supplies too.
Good luck on your journey ahead!