Moving home can be a stressful experience at any time
Adding children into the mix causes even more complications. Not only do you need to keep them occupied during the packing and moving process you also have the problem of what to move and when.
The last thing you want to do is end up at the new house minus a cot or bedding!
Here are my top tips for moving home with children
Pack everything into named boxes
Start packing well in advance if possible. Get packing boxes and name them for each room. That way when you get to your new home you can put the boxes into the relevant room. Making unpacking easier.
I wish I had done that last time I moved rather than getting in and being surrounded by packing boxes in the living room!
Pay someone to help you
Unless you happen to own a huge van you aren’t going to be able to move a super-king size bed on your own. There are plenty of companies out there but make sure you get some moving quotes first!
There are even companies that will pack your house up for you. I can tell you they must be worth their weight in gold! My problem is I am a bit of a control freak and would hover over them. I would probably need to go out for the day!
Find someone to take care of your children
If possible find someone to look after your children on moving day. It’s hard enough to remember everything without keeping an eye on your children, or trying to keep them entertained. If you have a friend or family member that can look after them so much the better
Children might be excited at the prospect of moving but they can also find it very emotional. It might be easier to keep them away while they see their prized possessions and life packed into boxes.
They’ll soon come round when they see their new rooms though.
Use dust sheets
There will be a lot of traipsing through the house. Possibly with dirty shoes. Lay sheets on the ground to protect carpets. The last thing you want to be doing after you’ve moved is clean the carpets.
DON’T PACK THE KETTLE
I cannot stress this enough. You will want tea and lots of it! Pack it last or have two – one at each house! And keep teabags and milk too
I hope these tips are helpful – let me know if you have any to add