Relocation is quite a challenge. Would you agree? It becomes a whole new level too if you are moving with kids or even toddlers. How does one make it easy breezy then? Read up on the following London removal company tips to find out.
Get a baby sitter. If you don’t want them playing around as you pack, running alongside your movers as they carry boxes in and out of the house or have them endlessly popping your available bubble wrap then it would be best to get a baby sitter. It doesn’t have to be for the entire time. You can do so during rough days and tight schedules.
Explain it to them. It can be emotionally stressful and confusing for kids so be sure to explain why you will be moving. Communication is always key and be sure to do it gently and creatively. You can even add in a fun tale or something.
Give them something to do. Have them do an activity that will keep them engrossed like asking them to separate their toys from those they want to keep or give away.
Allow them to do some packing. It won’t hurt to let them do this. Just see to it that it’s something really light to do say for example stuffed animals. See to it that it involves nothing fragile and breakable.
Give them time to say goodbye. This is especially true if they are already in school. Moving to a different town, area or country can stress them out so allow them some time with people they are acquainted with. A little send off party won’t hurt.
Bring some memories. It could be a pressed flower from your garden, a pretty shaped pebble or a photo with your old home. It pays to bring keepsakes no matter how simple and small they are.
Don’t forget to make them cozy for travel. Prepare some pillows, blankets, extra clothes, food, diapers, towels and other necessities to keep them comfy while travelling. It would be wise to allow them to bring a toy that can be easily carried around, Teddy perhaps?
Get to know the new neighborhood with them. Once you have moved into your new house, be sure to make them feel at home. Walk around the new neighborhood, show them their new school, have play dates with neighbors, go biking at the park. Share this experience with them.
Keep this London removal company tips in mind to make moving with kids easier.