Moving is stressful enough… here’s how you can make it easier for your whole family

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Moving can be an exciting yet challenging, especially when you’re doing it with children or your entire family. The logistics of packing up your life and relocating can become even more complicated when little ones are involved. But with the right planning and a touch of creativity, moving with your family can be a smooth and even enjoyable experience. Here are some essential tips and tricks to help you navigate the process:

1. Start early: Begin planning and preparing for the move well in advance. This gives you ample time to sort through your belongings, pack efficiently, and address any challenges.

2. Communicate: Openly communicate with your children about the move. Explain the reasons behind it, highlight the positive aspects, and address any concerns they might have. Involving them in the process can help them feel more connected and comfortable with the idea.

3. Create a moving calendar: Develop a moving calendar that outlines key tasks leading up to the move. Assign specific days for packing, organising paperwork, notifying schools, and arranging utilities. This will help keep everything organised and reduce last-minute stress.You might also like to purchase or make a special advent calendar that help your children count down to the big moving day, filling them with excitement as the day approaches.

Don’t forget to assign children some of the jobs involved in moving. Not only does this help them feel included but ‘Children who do chores may exhibit higher self-esteem, be more responsible, and be better equipped to deal with frustration, adversity, and delayed gratification.’

4. Let kids pack their special boxes: Allow your children to pack their own boxes of belongings. These could include their favorite toys, books, and comfort items. This gives them a sense of ownership and control over their personal space during the move.

5. Declutter together: Use the moving process as an opportunity to declutter. Involve the entire family in sorting through belongings and deciding what to keep, donate, or discard. This not only streamlines the moving process but also teaches children about decision-making and the value of minimalism.

There’s also a beautiful opportunity here to embrace the importance of giving to charity.

6. Pack an essentials box: Pack a box with essentials such as toiletries, clothes, and basic kitchen items. Label it clearly and keep it easily accessible. This box will come in handy for the first day in your new home when everything else is still being unpacked. Don’t forget favourite pyjamas and comfort toys so your sleep routine is disrupted as little as possible.

7. Book a family-friendly furniture removals service: If you’re looking for professional assistance that understands the unique dynamics of moving with a family, consider AtoB Furniture Removals. As a family-owned business, we know that family time is precious, especially during the process of moving. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your family’s move is seamless and stress-free.

8. Get learning: Why not help your kids understand the process and outcome more by reading a book or two about moving together? There are plenty of great books available that they are sure to enjoy. Take a look at this list of picture books about moving. Or this list of moving books here.

At AtoB Furniture Removals, we take pride in handling your belongings with the same care and consideration as we would for our own family. Our experience in the industry has taught us the importance of a smooth transition, especially when children are involved. As a sought-after moving company, we work diligently to make your move a positive experience, allowing you to focus on creating new memories in your new home.

So, if you’re planning a move with your family, trust AtoB Furniture Removals to provide you with exceptional service, a personal touch, and an understanding of your family’s needs. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together!

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