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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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?