The Big Move: How Best To Prepare Yourself And The Family

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Let’s be honest, I think many people would agree that moving is one of the top things that can cause you stress and anxiety. It is supposed to be one of those things that you enjoy doing, and it should be quite exciting. But, packing and then unpacking. Parting with lots of money and the general upheaval of it can leave a bit of a bad taste in your mouth. Some have even said that once they go through it, they are put off ever moving again. But yet, sometimes, we need to move for reasons such as needing more space or for our careers. Which is why I thought I would share my top tips to help prepare yourself and the family for any moves you might make in the future.

 

 

The Big Move: How Best To Prepare Yourself And The Family

 

 

Prepare any younger members of the family weeks in advance

 

Moving can really affect us, but more so for the younger members of the family as they get used to new surroundings, a new bedroom, and a new environment. It can be quite hard to process. So spend some time a few weeks in advance and talk about what is going to happen. Remind them that you are moving. Explain that you are all embarking on a new adventure and pinpoint some of the fun aspects of the new place. That might be the big garden, a bigger bedroom, or even being close to a park or something fun and recreational. You know your family better than anyone, so just decide what will keep them happy.This is one of the best ways to prepare yourself and your family.

 

 

Consider how you pack up your old place ready for the move

 

It is important that you take the time to pack up your old place with your new home in mind. You may have already decided where a certain piece of furniture might be displayed or even what ornaments and things you want in each space. When packing, think about this and pack for the new rooms in your new home. Don’t forget to label them appropriately.

 

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Think about hiring the professionals to help

 

Sometimes it is just worth it to hire the professionals when it comes to moving. After all, we can often forget the upheaval of moving and how much hard work it can take. It can be tough to maneuver furniture in between door frames and lugging boxes from one place to another.

 

There are a few moving companies worth looking at.  They can all range differently in regards to price and the services they can offer. Perhaps if you do have a young family getting the professionals to do the hard work might not seem like a bad idea. This is yet another way to prepare yourself and your family for the move.

 

Don’t forget to inform people of your new address

 

Finally, so many people can forget to inform there family that they have moved and given them their new address. You can also forget to tell utilities and bill suppliers, so you might also want to organize a day to notify friends and family.

 

There are some simple ways to prepare yourself and your family for the big move.

 

I hope that these tips help you prepare yourself and your family when it comes to moving house. Has this post been helpful? Please let me know in the comments below.

 

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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