A New Start For You And Your Family


Mummy says…Every so often, just about everyone reaches a point where they feel as though they need to make a new start. Perhaps you home isn’t fit for your families needs anymore or maybe you and your family are just bored of living in the same old place. Your job or a family situation may mean you need to move. It can be an overwhelming time!

A New Start For You And Your Family

No matter what your reasons are, the decision to make a change and a new start for you and your family is one that you certainly shouldn’t take lightly. It’s an incredibly exciting experience that can be a wonderful adventure for all of you. However it also involves a great deal of planning and care. If you really want to make the best new start for you and your family, it’s important to think about a few things as carefully as possible:

Making the move go smoothly

When you’re doing something as huge as moving to somewhere new, things can be stressful enough without also having to worry about the standard problems that come with moving house in the first place. If you really want to avoid putting any extra stress on you or your family, then there are some things that you should definitely do.

  1. Start planning everything as early as possible. That way you’re not going to be running around like headless chickens trying to sort everything out at the last minute.
  2. Start looking a moving company. Hiring a moving company like Shiply is a great idea. They have trained professionals who can take care of the heavy lifting leaving you to focus on other things.   

Settling in

When you first move to a new place, it can all seem rather unfamiliar and even a little frightening. There are a few things that you can do to make the process of settling in a little easier on everyone.

  1. Try and move during school holidays so you can get the house finished as quickly as possible, with everybody joining in. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of days unless the place needs a lot of work. That way you can turn it into a real home and make sure that you’re all feeling comfortable and happy there.
  2. Take some time to get familiar with the area that you’ve moved to. Go out, explore, get lost! Pretty soon the whole place will feel a lot less unfamiliar and a whole lot more like home.

Teething problems

One thing to remember is that when you’re moving, especially when you’re moving with children, it’s likely that there will be something teething problems. Your children might find themselves missing their old home, their old school, their old friends or neighbours. It’s important to listen to them and make sure that they know that you’re there to support them. If you’re constantly trying to make everyone be as positive as possible all the time, then you may end up making them resent their new life and resent you for making them give up their old one. They will adjust, and faster than you might expect, but it’s okay if they need a little time before that happens.

Have you made a big move with your family? Do you have any tips?


  1. Thank you for this! This is very relevant to me right now, as we are all planning a new start because of my husbands job and I am extremely worried about it!
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  2. This is a great post to show my friend who’s has recently moved and her daughter is struggling with change! Thank u!

  3. Never actually made a big move
    My sister did and insisted on lists and more lists
    Worked as hers went without a hitch but shes so organised not at all like me

  4. We recently did a huge move, and Lily is only 2. To make the transition smoother, we made the house perfect before we moved Lily into it and Lily and i stayed at her nans house until her room was perfect. I don’t think she would of felt settled with boxes around,
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  5. I have just moved into my first house with my partner. I packed most things really early – bits that we didn’t need immediately. So when it came to moving it wasn’t actually that bad. A good moving company is a must – ours loaded and unloaded the truck. When we got into the house we just instructed them where to put everything. My partner and I don’t have children yet though so don’t know how moving with children could be! I would probably send my child to their grandparents for the day

  6. We haven’t moved since the kids were too little too understand. I really hope we don’t have to move again!

  7. They say that moving is one of the top stressful things to do and i have to agree with them, moved several times because of work and it always gets us all uptight

  8. Very good article! I wish I’d read it before I moved!

  9. Moving is so arduous and I try to stay in one place for that very reason. I agree that being organized helps, but it’s still so much work. Nice job!

  10. I moved regularly when my children were young and was worried of the long term effect of this. However, it actually turned out to be a positive thing. I always visited local places around the new home for a few weeks so they were used to other children in the local parks and places of interest. As they grew older they have never been worried about trying new things and new places as they had become quite confident through having to meet new people. I now have one daughter living and working in Australia and one daughter living and working in Canada.

  11. I am trying to decide on a new career path at the moment, this blog has helped, thanks.

  12. This is great thanks, we are moving in the near future and im already worrying but it makes sense to move in the school holidays, gives kids time to settle into their new home

  13. I am at this point, we are in a two bedroom maisonette with five of us, my son is 12 and my daughter is 4 so they have a bedroom each, my partner and I are on the sofa with the baby’s crib next to out for our 4 month old daughter, its a nightmare, we can’t go private rent as we have bad credit from years ago and our housing association is absolutely useless xxx

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