During our many years of conducting removals across the UK and internationally, we have moved countless numbers of families and appreciate that as adults a house move can be quite an exciting prospect, but when seen through the eyes of little ones it can be quite daunting, unsettling and chaotic.
There are a number of methods that maybe worth employing as ways you can help your children during the move.
We have found that it is important to involve children in the process of moving home as early and as much as possible, giving them more time to adjust to the idea and become eager to move. Children can also be very quick to sense that something is going on.
Don’t discourage them from expressing concerns they have about moving and allow them to ask questions about the move.
Be positive about the move and explain that it is an adventure that you’re all about to embark on and highlight the benefits of the new property; whether it involves a bigger bedroom, bigger garden etc.
Involve your children by getting them to plan what they want to take. If they want to take more things than you would like, let them, it will help them feel settled in their new home. It will also be cheaper to ship items than have to replace them in the long run. If you have more than one child then give them a set number of boxes, so it gives them a challenge when deciding what to take.
For safety though, it is better to keep small children away from packing crews on the day of the move.
We would be only too pleased to discuss your next house move with you. For any further information or to book a free, no obligation house moving survey please contact us on 01902 714555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.