Smooth Move: Settling The Kids In Your Dream Home

Smooth Move: Settling The Kids In Your Dream Home

Buying a new house outside the city and in a family-friendly neighbourhood is one of the biggest achievements for most parents. Getting out of the fumes, the traffic and the crowded school system is always a bonus, but moving to a safe and friendly area is the goal that most parents dream about. The trouble with buying a new house, is that you have to pack up your existing house and uproot the whole family to achieve your dream of the suburbs. Here are a few tips to a smooth move.

There are ways to make a smooth move to a new home with children.

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Children are resilient beings, we all know that. The thing is, moving to a new house and leaving the school and friends they are used to is a tough thing to transition into. Sometimes, the initial excitement of moving to a new area and meeting new people can be enough to soften the blow of change. Companies such as Shiply are the ones that can make a move run as smoothly as possible, but as a parent it’s up to you to ensure that the transition is a smooth move for the kids. Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to make life easier for yourself and for them. It’s just going to take a little patience on your behalf!

There are ways to make a smooth move to a new home with children.

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Visit First.

There’s a very good chance that you probably viewed and bought your new home while the kids were at school. This is a positive in the sense that you can view the home without much interference, but a negative in that the kids won’t get to have an opinion on the house or the neighborhood before they get there. Take them on a tour once the sale is complete. Obviously, you want them to feel comfortable, however, ultimately the decision comes down to you as the parent.

Essentials.

During the packing process, you’re going to be packing a ‘grab now’ box of essentials that include things like the coffee canister, internet connection boxes and important documents. Get the kids to have an essentials box of their own. This can include their games consoles, favourite toys or teddies and a comfort blanket or book they need for distraction. This gets them involved and give them a little responsibility for their own things.

Routine.

Routine is such an important thing for a child, no matter their age. Unpacking their room first and having them help you to put their things in the right places. This will go a long way to help you settling them in. Establish their daily routine as fast as possible. Help them understand the fact that the rules and routines have not changed, it’s just all happening in another house.

It can be so tough as a parent to ensure your child is happy and secure, and big changes can often undo the good work you’ve been putting in for some time. Make your dream home purchase the smooth move that it should be. Help the children feel secure with your decision by reassuring them that the only change is the bigger bedrooms!

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