4 Important Factors to Consider When Moving With Kids

Family Carrying Boxes Into New Home On Moving Day

Relocating to a new home, for whatever reason, can be a stressful life development. There are a lot of variables to consider in making sure the process will go as planned and potential problems are prevented.

If you will be moving alone, the task may be easier for you. You only have yourself to think about and you may be more inclined to make the necessary adjustments and plans, to make the moving process flow more smoothly. With just one person moving, there is also likely to be fewer items to pack.

But, if you’re a family person and you have kids to bring with you, the difficulty level of planning your move goes up several notches. There are always more factors to consider when kids are involved. Just think about the constant time and effort requires when going anywhere with children — like how you need to pack extra food, a few toys to keep them entertained, extra clothes, and others.

So, if you will be embarking on the life adventure of moving to and starting anew in an unfamiliar city with your children, Bells Removals are here to help.

Let our wealth of experience as a trusted removalist company guide you in preparing your entire family for the move. Here are the factors you need to pay attention to when you have young kids relocating with you.

1. There will be more packing for you and it’s not going to be easy.

Children rarely find it easy to part with certain belongings — even broken toys and really worn out clothes. There are two options to consider if you want to pack your kids’ belongings “the right way.”

●     Pack while they’re asleep.

You will get more done if you get the task done without the children around. You can easily discard the rubbish that the little ones may be inclined to hold on to. Including the items they have not used or even seen for a long time but may want to keep when they see them again.

When you take this route, be quite judicious. You want to make sure that you still have all your kids’ familiar essentials in the items to bring with you for the move.

●     Involve the kids in the “editorial” process.

This option is the complete opposite of the first one. However, if you want to reduce the risk of upsetting your kids because you have taken it upon yourself to edit their belongings, involving them in the process is the way to go. The task may take longer to finish, so it is better to get started much earlier.

2. The children may get in the way of the heavy work.

When you get to the actual packing and there are children around, the task may actually feel heavier. You will find yourself getting distracted by their demands and there’s always the possibility of the little ones undoing what you have already completed.

So, make room in your budget for a babysitter, or ask a relative or close family friend to look after your children and get them out of the house while you are working. Not having to worry about the kids while you’re packing will allow you to get more work done.

3. Emotions can run high.

You need to pay attention to how the little ones feel about this new life development. It’s great if they are happy and excited about the move but if they are worried and sad about living in a new place, you cannot just let them deal with that on their own. It’s worth noting, too, that the busy-ness at home can be quite stressful for everyone.

When everybody seems to be on the edge due to the upcoming relocation, find the time to sit down and have a talk. Discuss how the change is making everybody feel and work the situation out with each other. It is important to be as comforting to your children as possible. The children, especially, need a lot of reassurance that things will be fine.

To turn negative emotions into excitement, start planning things to do once you’ve moved, such as a visit to a popular tourist destination in the area. Another thing you can do is to make plans to look for services that will allow you to gain a sense of continuity in your life such as a nice café or restaurant for your family’s weekend tradition. And don’t forget about having family and friends over for a visit.

4. The long distance travel with the kids needs thorough preparation.

A long car ride or flying to a different state for the first time entails adequate preparation because these can challenge the young ones’ physical comfort. Therefore, you need to make sure that the bag you have with you during the trip has all your kids’ unique essentials, including their favourite toy or blanket, snacks, medication and games.

If you’re driving — plan your stops strategically. Everybody needs to stretch, visit the restrooms, and have a bit of fun.

Plan, Plan, Plan

There’s no denying that doing anything with kids is quite often a complex situation; so, plan thoroughly. There’s nothing like putting tasks on paper and taking the time to brainstorm solutions to reduce the difficulty of an activity.

For your relocation concerns, Bells Removals offers a variety of solutions for you. From moving and unpacking services, to exit house cleaning, storage, and even moving advice — we have them all.


Give us a call at Bells Removals, if you need a strong and reliable helping hand for your move.

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