If you’ve already decided to relocate, it can be exciting. But it can be really stressful too. I remember the pressure when we relocated to our new home about 3 years ago. Although we got the help of a professional mover, still it was so complicated and stressful. At that time we didn’t have kids. But now, with a toddler running around home I can’t think of relocating home without so much pressure.
That’s why I thought of writing this post with some tips to have a smooth relocating with kids.Even if you plan to move to a rental home,these tips will be helpful to you.
If you have some plan on how to relocate, how to pack the things, from whom you get the help and also when to start packing your belongings, then that will help you to make the move smooth. Once you decide to move, create a plan including some dates on your moving schedule. That will save you both time and energy.
Once you planned your moving, it is better to start early and you can do your things without stress. I mean you can’t clean and empty your fridge till the day you actually move. You also cannot remove your TV and pack in a box to relocate before few weeks of the actual relocation. But, still you can pack your extra cloths, small items, electrical items that you don’t need daily before few days of actually relocation. If you begin early, then you can utilize your free time when the kids are sleeping or when they are attending to some other task. In this way, kids will not get much disturbed with moving arrangements.
Pay more attention to them
If you have a plan to pack some portion of your belongings for the day and if you try to finish that fast and then take care of the kids, I am sure you cannot complete the task even if it is a small work that require less than 1 hour. Especially if you are with toddlers, they will try to get your attention. So, before everything, feed them. Play with them if you do so. Talk with them. If they are sleepy, make them sleep. When they are happy and not so irritated, then you can start your tasks and complete without much worries.
As shared in this post on house moving with kids, actually kids can be sensitive and their reactions towards the relocation can be different according to their age. That’s why you need to pay attention on your kids by considering their ages.
Other than the above tips, do you have any tips to add for this list? If so please share below.
Do you have any experience on house moving with kids? How was your experience?
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)