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Seven Ways to Make Moving Enjoyable for Your Children

Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Seven Ways to Make Moving Enjoyable for Your Children

Moving home can be a challenging time for all involved.

Children and teenagers can find upping sticks to a new home exciting. 

But they can also see it as a daunting prospect. Below are seven ways you can make your big move more fun and less stressful for your little (and not so little) people.

1) Involce your children as much as possible and make them aware of every aspect of the move (apart from conveyancing that'll bore them to tears).

2) Ask your children to help declutter and decide what goes to the charity shop.

3) Highlight the plus points of your new home. More space in the garden, a playroom, near a great park, whatever the positive aspects are, make the kids aware of them. 

4) Get creative and ask the kids to decorate your moving boxes (don't forget to label which boxes go where, e.g. dining room, bedroom one, etc).

5) Listen with love. Moving is a life-changing experience so take the time to talk with your children and listen to their feelings around going to a new home.

6) It's a clever idea to have childcare available on the day of the move, especially if you have younger children.

7) Ask your children to unpack their stuff in their new rooms and decide what goes where. This helps them feel the room is really theirs.

These are just a small selection of some of the tips we have around moving home. For more expert advice on any aspect of moving home, contact us today.