There are a lot of big choices involved in upping sticks and moving house, and the weight of these decisions can feel greater when you’re having to consider a partner or child. Adjusting to a new home can be demanding, and everyone has a different experience, so it’s important to take it one step at a time.
Here are a few great ways to streamline a family move.
Make A Comfort Box
Anyone who’s moved house or flat in the past will know the importance of an essentials box, complete with documents, chargers, food, tea bags and clothing. Sure, this is a must, but that first cup of tea may not mean as much to your child as it does to you. Think about adding in a few items that are sentimental or comforting to your children.
An old shoebox filled with things to remind them of home is great for helping them feel they have something of their own to move with while the rest of your things are being safely packed away. Perhaps a cuddly toy, photograph or a plant from your old garden. As simple as it seems, a comfort box is a tried and tested way to reduce your child’s anxiety during a period of change.
This one is obvious, but it’s something we all forget. Talk to your family about the move. Ask your partner and children how they’re feeling, what they’re worried or excited about, and what they’ll miss. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a big change such as a house move, but don’t forget that you’re all going through it together. Everyone will have their own anxieties, so it’s important to communicate and try to understand how your family is feeling.
Don’t Try To Do It All
All of us want to do what’s best for our family, and this often means putting ourselves last. But try not to put too much pressure on yourself to get everything done quickly. After all, you need a break too. Using a professional removal service is the best way to reduce the stress of a move, giving you more time with your partner and children.
Try to share the tasks of moving. Consider delegating easy jobs to children, such as unboxing things in their new room. This will give them a sense of purpose and also gives you time to sort things out without distraction!
Use A Reliable Removal Service
The most effective way to take the stress out of your family’s move is to enlist the help of experts. Essex Removals are a tried and tested removal, packing and storage service with decades of experience.
If you have any questions about your move, or would like a quote, contact us on 01708 722 277 now!