Moving home can be stressful, especially if you have young children to consider. Depending on the age of your little ones, relocating as a parent can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. Luckily, there are a few ways to streamline the moving process.
As experts in moving and self storage, we’ve put together a few helpful tips for moving house with children.
Give yourself enough time
Moving is a demanding process, with many moving parts, so it’s important to give yourself enough time. Planning the move in advance helps to reduce stress and make the experience more enjoyable without disrupting the usual routine.
Prepare an emergency bag
When it comes to moving day, you’re going to want to be prepared. While most of your belongings will be packed in boxes or held in storage, keeping a few essentials for moving day is important. Pack items such as snacks, toothbrushes and your child’s favourite toys to keep them distracted and their bellies full.
Explain the process to your little ones
Moving home is a big change, especially for young children. Allow them to ask any questions they may have, and take the time to explain each step of the process. By familiarising them with the moving process, you prepare them for the change of season.
Turn the experience into a game
Children love to have fun, so add a spin to the moving experience. There are various ways to turn the move into a game. For example, you can drive by the new property and play “I Spy” or explore the new playgrounds. You can even trick your little ones into packing their own boxes or decluttering their rooms!
Get the kids involved
Involving your children in the moving process helps in two ways. On the one hand, you cause a distraction so that you can focus on the packing and moving process. On the other hand, you get them to lighten the load by getting them to play a helpful role in moving house.
Rent a temporary storage solution
Self storage provides a cost-effective solution when you need more space. Whether you need to temporarily store items while waiting for your home to sell or need a little more space while you move with children, storage is an affordable option.
At Pink Hippo, we can help the moving process by providing a choice of different sized personal storage units. With our flexible lease agreements, you’re able to rent a space for as little or as long as you need. Call our Reading facility at 0118 957 1573, or the Leatherhead facility at 01372 386 916 to find out more!