Moving house can be stressful in any situation, but this is often compounded if you’re trying to move with young children in tow. Any parent knows how much time and energy young children need, so how are you supposed to pack, organise and move without exhausting yourself?
Luckily, there are tips and tricks which can help you navigate the process, so you can concentrate on settling into your new home. If you’ve got a move coming up and are worried about how to guide the family through, read on for our top tips for moving with young children.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family members if you need some extra babysitting or help packing. Even a few hours without the kids can be invaluable if you need time to focus and get organised. Professional removal services can help too; many offer professional packing services to save you time and energy.
Let children be involved
Of course young children won’t be able to help with heavy lifting or moving boxes, but including them in the process can make it less stressful for all of you. Children like routine and they may be struggling to adapt to the change and chaos going on. Let children pack a few boxes of their own things or help you to tape up boxes of books or clothes. This gives them a sense of control and children love to feel like they’re helping, so it’s a win-win.
Give them their own special bag
Leading on from the previous point, a special bag with their favourite toys and books can help keep children calm and occupied during the moving process. Let kids pick a few favourite items and pack the bag in your car along with an essentials box of tea, coffee, snacks and bathroom products.
Declutter when they’re asleep
You may find the kids playing with toys you’ve just agreed to donate, or what happens when they insist on unpacking the boxes you’re in the middle of sorting? Avoid these issues by packing when children are asleep and consider using one designated room to keep all the boxes out of harm’s way.
Here at Essex Removals, we understand you might need some professional help to pull off a move that’s smooth and stress free. We’re proud to offer a full range of removal services, including packing, secure storage and specialist removals for valuable or delicate items. With over 30 years in the business, we know what it takes to ensure you and your family move house with as little disruption as possible, so give us a call today or contact us via our website.