Moving homes can be stressful at the best of times. Include some children into the mix and this can be heightened despite children being more adaptable than we give them credit for. Should you have an impending move on the cards whether that it a new property within the same city or even a move to a new country, being prepared is the most crucial element. Plan well ahead of your move date so that when moving day arrives, everything is in hand for a smooth process.
For moves that involve a new school it makes sense to coincide it with the school holidays. This will make it as least disruptive as possible. Discussing the move with your children will help them to mentality prepare for it too. Compiling a scrapbook of photos of your new home illustrating what their new life will look like is a great tool to help with the adjustment. This could include photos of the scenery, their school, new types of food and even the cars and taxis on the street. This will excite your children by making the move into an adventure that they look forward to. >>Find good areas in Bangkok
Involving your children will help ease them into the transition. Asking them to pick out the colour on the walls of their new bedroom or where they want their bed placed will also help. You will need to gauge how much in advance you start preparing your children. Too far and they might become impatient and bored, and not enough time, and they might not be able to get their head around it. As their parent you will be the best judge of this, however remember to always make the move a positive experience. Keep any negative discussions to when they have gone to bed as they will pick up on any small points that you might mention.
This is also the perfect time to go through your belongings and have a good sort out. There is little point in moving everything and then realising at the other end that you do not need it all. Hence taking time to go through each room one at a time will make the whole process more efficient than a last-minute dash attempt. This will be even more important should you be downsizing. Plus, there are plenty of ways to dispose of these unwanted goods whether that is selling or donating them. Once packing commences the whole process can be much more straightforward knowing that everything in the property can be packed away.
This is also the time to call on family and friends to help occupy your children on moving day. Freeing up your time to concentrate on the move by getting your children out of the house. Make sure important items like their beds or favourite toys are easily accessible at the other end. Unpack their rooms first and by having these familiar items around them immediately will help them settle into their new home.
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