The Ultimate Guide To Moving Home With A Family

Traveling anywhere with children in tow is a challenge. Young children are a huge responsibility and need constant entertaining. Teens can carry their own luggage but they would probably rather be somewhere else and often tell you so! This can make the trip very stressful.

However, moving home can be even more difficult! Younger children can have their routines disrupted by a house move and it can take a while for them to settle back down. Older kids may find it even more difficult. You will soon discover that older children may be very unhappy about the decisions that you have made and this can lead to tension within the family at what is already a stressful time. Follow this guide to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Choose the best time to move for your family

There are pros and cons of moving with children of all ages. Moving when you have a baby or a toddler is very hard work. It can be physically exhausting. You are already missing out on sleep because of night feeds and a house move just adds to the stress. Some babies and toddlers rely heavily on routine and a house move can disrupt this. You may notice a regression in feeding, weaning, sleeping and toilet training. This is perfectly natural and there is no need to panic It will all settle down once you are settled into your new home.

Moving with older kids and teens can be tricky. Most teens have a fixed group of friends (their peer group) and will find it hard to fit into another one at a new school. Their education could also suffer in the short term as they settle into school life and pick up a new curriculum but it will soon recover. Try to encourage them to join new sports clubs and societies where they can make new friends. Of course, they can easily keep up with old friends via messaging apps and social media.

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Hit the ground running

Find out as much as you can about your new location before you get. Try to choose a home that is in the heart of the community so that it is easy to meet new people. Hang out in the park with your kids and soon you will be able to strike up a conversation with other parents and make new friends.

It is important that you choose a moving company that will take care of all the relocation details so that you can focus on your family. This company provides everything you need for your move from shrink-wrap to comprehensive insurance. You need support like this during a house move!

Join clubs and support local family events. Be as visible as you can. Chat to parents in the playground and, after a few weeks, invite children to play. You could even open up your home and hold a house warming. Invite all your neighbors. It is a great way to break the ice!

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