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Pepperells: Helpful Hints for Moving House with Kids

At Pepperells we understand that moving house is a challenging and stressful process, even more so when you have little ones to involve in the move.

Pepperells Conveyancing Team have pulled together some helpful hints and tips to help you move house with kids.

  • Get Them Involved

Involving your children in the process of moving can help them to understand what is happening and be less nervous or fearful of the unknown. If you can, take them with you to your new home viewing so that they can imagine themselves living in this new space.

  • Be Like Peter Pan and Think Happy Thoughts

Be positive about the process and encourage them to imagine how their new bedrooms could be decorated. Giving them a reason to be excited about the new adventure ahead could help to avoid tears on moving day.

  • Let’s Play a Game

Turn the chore of boxing everything up into a game, create personalised stickers for your little ones to use for their bedroom boxes or design a chart to tick off when things have been put in the right place.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Take the opportunity to encourage your little ones to learn about sustainability and caring for our environment by reducing the number of items you take with you, reusing old rags and clothes to pack valuables and recycling preloved toys and games to donate to other families or charities.

  • Moving Day

If you can, try to pick a weekday to move, so that your littles are most likely to be at school or nursery, if that is not possible, prearrange childcare with family or friends. Have a backup plan just in case the move is delayed for unforeseen reasons. Pack the toys and children’s boxes last so that they are unloaded first and remember to leave out enough plates, bowls and cutlery so that you can all enjoy a takeaway or premade meal with ease on the first night.

  • Have Fun with the Floorplan

Make use of your new home’s floor plan and design a treasure hunt for the children to enjoy, this could occupy them for a short while you unpack some boxes and it will help them to get to know their new surroundings, making happy memories from day one.

If you are in the process of buying or selling your home, Pepperells have a friendly team of conveyancers who can assist, get in touch for your free no obligation quote on 01522 71410 or visit us at www.pepperells.com

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