Moving is not a walk in the park, especially when there are children involved. Add another city or completely new country to the mix, and it could be an absolute nightmare for some parents. Despair not – however insurmountable the task might seem, you will be able to get it done. To help you with the transition and your research, have a look through some of our tips and tricks for relocation.
Location, Location, Location
Often, relocation is set in motion due to a new job or the desire to move closer to family. Depending on the length of a new contract, companies will offer relocation packages to help ease the burden on their new employee. If you have found a new job in a different country at a sizeable company, there might even be a dedicated service available that can help you and your family find real estate agents and areas with a good reputation. Get involved with companies who have made it their career to provide residential accommodation and support. If you are looking to relocate to London for example, have a look at the Lincoln Square location from Lodha Group – not only is a great residential build, it is in a perfect locations for those families relocating to UK’s capital. There are always people moving abroad and to new cities, it is a case of finding the right resources and companies.
Get the Kids Involved
Once a location has been set and you are definitely moving, don’t forget to get the children involved. Moving is a big change and it can be quite hard on children. If the children have been made aware in advance, they will have a chance to prepare and accept the upcoming change. You could get them excited about their new rooms by allowing them some freedom on the décor, like the colour of their wallpaper or buy new bed linen for the new house. You can also give them little jobs, like packing their favourite toys or sorting through some of the items they no longer play with to donate to a local charity. All these little things can help make a child feel more in control of an otherwise uncontrollable event. If you children do voice any concerns, make sure to address these concerns and help ease any anxiety they might feel.
De-Clutter & Pack Smartly
Moving is the best opportunity to go through all your belongings you have accumulated over the years. Rid yourself of those items you don’t care much about anymore and de-clutter. Not only will you have to pay less moving fees because there are fewer boxes and items, you will also be able to take this move as a chance to start fresher and lighter.
Be a Tourist in Your Country or City
Moving is stressful and exhausting. You might not feel like going out during the weekends, with all those boxes to unpack still. However, make sure you take a break and act like a tourist in your new city of residence. Discover where to find the best farmer’s markets, parks, children play groups, family-friendly cafes and more. It is a big adventure, embrace it! You and your children can make this new city completely your own, you just have to make the time for it. Read the latest travel blogs and articles to get some insider tips and explore your new home.