Whether you have one child or a few (or, perhaps even more), one thing’s for sure; they’ll keep growing, and so will all their stuff. Busy families rarely notice how much they’ve managed to expand since it was just mom, dad, and a baby. However, the years can go pretty quickly, and before you know it; there are some sizable humans, a few pets, and an array of items all trying to work together in the space you call home. If you’ve looked around lately and decided that there’s just not enough room for everyone and everything; it’s probably time to move house so that you can increase your space.Tips for when it's time to move with your family #familymove Click To Tweet
The key to getting your family settled and feeling happy in a new home is as much planning and organization as possible (in-between the business of keeping your household going). The more you do in advance, and the more gradual the process is, the better chance you’ll have of it being a low-stress experience, and you’re more likely to save some cash in the meantime. Giving yourself plenty of headspace to make smart decisions and some room to breathe will make moving home a positive part of your family’s life so far, even though it might be a little tiring along the way. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for growing families who are ready to move to get the space they need and want the process to be as straightforward as possible.
When It’s Time To Move To Meet Your Family’s Needs
As soon as you’ve made the decision to move into a bigger home; it’s time to begin packing. This will give you and your family the chance to declutter and get rid of all the items you don’t use anymore. Even though you’re heading towards a place with more space; a fresh start will feel better when you’re not weighed down by too much stuff, so try and be as strict on what you keep as you can. Start by packing all your photos, artwork, and ornaments; these are things that aren’t a functional part of family life, but you’ll definitely want to keep them. You can utilize local storage facilities so that you’re not tripping over your boxes up until moving day; these are also a great way to house larger furniture pieces that you’ll want to unpack in your new home. Labels will be your best friend; use them as liberally as you can so that you know what box goes where, and what’s in the box, and, if something’s fragile; make it very clear.
Moving can still be overwhelming and tough, especially for younger children. Therefore, it’s important to stay upbeat and positive about the whole situation. Get your little ones excited by talking about how great the new place will be; more room to play should be top of the list of plus-points. Talk about their new room, and encourage them to get involved in packing up so that they have a sense of unpacking and playing somewhere new and exciting. Remaining positive for your kids will also help you get a boost when you need it; keep ticking things off your list as you go, and be proud that you’ve tackled the move together, and managed to stay in one piece and smiling.