When you are faced with moving house to advance your job prospects, this can be a daunting prospect. Especially so if you have school-age children. You may find they also will have to make huge changes that they not always happy to do during relocating homes.
It’s important that you tackle this with a positive manner. Explaining how exciting it is to move to a new area, and relocate into a new home. How they will enjoy exploring their new location and how they will soon make new friends. Remembering to remind them that they will not lose the friends they already have after moving house. Reassure them that they will be able to send letters and cards to and sometimes give them a call. Depending on how far your move its, it may be possible that they can visit their friends in the future or their friends visit them.
Reassuring your children should not be underestimated, it’s important that they understand why you have decided to relocate. Such as promotion, better employment prospects, better income etc. If you can achieve this positive outcome your family will look forward to the changes rather than resisting the relocation which could lead to uncertainty for them.
Make Relocating Home Easy On Them
From the very beginning get them involved, if you have plans for your new home, you can show them how your new home will look and which room will be theirs. Have them imagine how their room will look with their own belongings. If possible, they can plan their own room, have a different layout, designed by them. This can be fun for the whole family and school-age children love to be creative and involved. It also helps with the house removals process. With over 30 years in the business, Hobbs Removals and storage know all about what happens at this time. You can make this a great experience for them, and one which will excite them and keep them happy.
Depending on the age of the children, involve them as much as possible with the physical makeover, they may be able to help with painting or at the very least placing objects where they want them.
You might suggest that they get one new thing to add to their room. This needn’t be costly for instance a friend gave her daughter of nine a string of fairy lights to hang above her bed, as a ‘moving house present’. She was delighted, and she immediately became interested and looking forward to her new bedroom.
House Removals Shouldn’t Be Stressful
Its common knowledge that relocating can be very stressful. However, there are many ways to make it a positive and rewarding experience for the whole family. By encouraging your whole family to be involved. If you can’t visit your new neighbourhood before moving house. Look up places of interest on the web. Discover where parks and schools are as well as swimming pools, museums, theatres, and cinemas.
After all, you have made the decision to relocate because of your employment prospects, which will both improve and advance your career. Obviously, you want all the family to share in this new phase, with the opportunity to experience exciting good times.