Moving house with children

Moving with children doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Depending on your children’s age, you can involve them in the moving process, and by emphasising the exciting side of the move, you will help them embrace the adventure.

Moving abroad with children

If you're moving to non-English speaking country, try to prepare your child for the new language. Buy them toys and learning tools before you go to give them a head start. Once you're there, try and introduce them to other children of the same age. You'll be surprised how quickly your children will be speaking the local lingo.

Whether you are moving home with children in the UK or abroad, there are similar things you can do to help them adjust and make sure the move goes smoothly, no matter where your relocation is.

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Tell your children about the move as soon as possible

As soon as you have any definite plans, tell your older children about the move. Give many details, and do not wait until the last minute – they shouldn't hear it from someone else. This way, they'll have time to adjust to the new circumstances, and say goodbye to their friends.

Think about your children's school

If you have school-aged children, you should ideally move in the summer, as changing schools during the year can be an unnecessarily stressful experience. It is also important to look for suitable schools in the area where you are going, and to involve your children in choosing a new school. Starting the new school year in a school that your children like will be a much more positive experience for them rather than rushing the move.

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Pay attention to your children and talk to them

When organising the move, you might have less time to spend with your children. But they are also going through a potentially upsetting change, so it's always important to answer any of their questions and concerns patiently.

Involve your children in choosing the new house

If your children are old enough, you can easily involve them in choosing the new home, which will make them feel as part of the process, and will definitely get them excited. Once you've narrowed the choices down, take your kids to the potential houses if possible, where they'll be able to familiarise themselves with the new area, and contribute to the family discussions about the move, and the choice.

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Involve the children in packing and the moving process

Creating a sense of team-work and giving your children age-specific tasks will get them more excited about the move. Allow them to arrange and pack their own rooms, and if they are older, participate in the actual planning as well. You should also let them make plans about their new rooms, think about the decoration, colour of the walls, curtains, and new furniture.

Encourage your children to say goodbye and keep in touch

While teenagers won't need much assistance to keep in touch with their old friends, younger children might need encouragement and reassurance when saying goodbye. Try to organise a leaving party for your smaller children and their friends, and keep in touch with their parents. Your children might also need reassurance that they will see their old friends again.

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Moving day

Younger children should stay with relatives or friends. This will make the transition smoother and create less confusion for the children. Always pack the kids' toys and personal items in separate boxes and somewhere immediately accessible after arriving in the new house. Older children can provide help and assistance on the moving day.

Arriving in your new home

Relax and don't start unpacking everything right away. If you look excited and happy, your children will also feel much more positive and confident about the move. When unpacking, arrange the children's rooms first, especially if they are smaller.

Help them adjust

Once you've settled in to the new house, you can start truly exploring your new neighbourhood. Encourage your children, depending on their age, to join clubs, societies, and keep them excited about the new school and about the prospect of making new friends. Always take the time to listen to any concerns, and help your children if they seem upset or withdrawn after the move.

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In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

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We were completely satisfied with every step of our move

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
A Google search of the area

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Confidence in Martin who gave the initial quote. It wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive but we liked the security of the storage facility and the longevity of the company.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Friendly and worked their socks off

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10/10

How can we improve our service?
We were completely satisfied with every step of our move. We rang the office a few times with queries and the office staff were friendly and efficient. Cannot fault your company.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Jacqueline Bailey

Got on with the job with no complaints and helped with the whole move

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Local, Google search

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Reliability and price

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
They were excellent, got on with the job with no complaints and helped with the whole move

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Maybe an sms confirmation to reassure that it is all booked

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
The guys were brilliant 

Mark McMahon

All top class and worked very hard

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Google

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
9/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
9/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Previous reviews

How would you rate your move team?
9/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Rhys, Dan, Chris , Aaron, Jamie B, Connor all top class and worked very hard

How would you rate our communication?
9/10

How can we improve our service?
N/a

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
9/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Stress free

Wayne Spencer,

Efficient, friendly and did a very good job

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
I wanted a reputable company. I googled it

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Your reputation

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
They were efficient , friendly and did a very good job

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Don’t think you can. I got an excellent service!

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Ann Woodier

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