No matter how cool calm and collected you usually are, moving day will try your patience. Of course, if you add kids into the equation, it’s only a matter of time until stress levels reach critical. Happily, there are some tactics you can use to make the whole thing a lot easier on everyone involved. Read on to find out what they are.
Start packing as soon as possible
When it comes to moving house, you really can remove a lot of stress by making sure that you are packed and ready to go before the big day! Sadly, packing property can be a time-consuming process, especially when you have lots of kids stuff to sort through. Therefore it’s always wise to begin packing as soon as you get you moving date.
In fact, you can further help reduce stress levels by using a packing scheme and ensuring that you follow this to the letter. In particular, using boxes that are labelled in terms of the rooms in the new property can make the move itself, and unpacking go more smoothly.
Also, keeping a list fixed securely to the outside of each box with highlights of the contents can prevent confusion and the loss of items once you have arrived. Something that might not sound like a big deal now, but trust me, if one of your child’s favourite toys goes missing you will undoubtedly be glad of it!
Choose the right transport
Of course, one thing that can make all the when moving home is having access to the right kind of vehicle. In fact, for most homeowners using just their own car will not provide enough space to load up all of their possessions.
With that in mind, there are some other options to consider. One is to use a professional removal company that will not only provide a lorry but also help with the physical tasks of moving your possessions as well.
However, this option won’t suit every family, and instead, you may choose to lease, or even buy a vehicle such as the Vauxhall Movano Luton Box Van which has up to an 1893 kg payload capacity. Something that should be the perfect size to transport all your boxes from one property to another.
Keep the kids amused
Next, if you genuinely want moving day to be easier, then it is well worth coming up with things to keep the kids amused during the process. Of course, if they are old enough then you can ask them to help carry boxes out to the vehicles, and even unpacking, But for younger kids, it’s safer if you keep them busy elsewhere with games, TV, or toys.
In fact, some parent find it easier to get the kids to go and stay with their grandparents during the actual moving around of boxes. Then they can dedicate their full attention to ensuring everything gets packed and tidied, without having to worry about what the little ones are up to!