Moving to a new place can be taxing, especially if the place is completely unknown and we have kids tagging along. This can never be completely avoided, however there are ways we can make this easier on our kids and ourselves. The best way to go about this is to plan ahead of time and to let everyone in our family know we are planning a move. There is nothing more stressful for children than finding out they are bound to move very soon, abandoning their friends and favorite places behind. Try sharing how and why a move will be beneficial to your child and how they can meet new people and places, have them consider this as an adventure and a chance to experience the world anew. The best way to go about this is to have your child do the planning with you, deciding what they want in their new room and home. You have to make sure they will be invested in the idea so they can feel this as less stressful.
Make sure you gather enough information on the new location, such as stores, sources of entertainment and schools. Take your kid to the library and have them check more information on the subject. If you are moving because of a new job, contacting some of your new co-workers and using their opinions and council is a great way to get to know your new home. Have your family look at maps of the new town or city or wherever it is you have decided to live. Depending on the place where you live you might want to get in touch with your new neighbors, being friendly with people. Take your kids to their new teacher or their childcare provider, have them meet them, take them to the library at the new place and overall have them scout the place and enjoy their own explorations if they are big enough.
There are some things you have to do before moving to your new home however, so having that out of the way ahead of time is a must. There are services and utilities you’ll need to transfer before moving such as dental and medical records, your vehicle registration, license and insurance, school records, bank accounts, pet medical records, insurances, credit cards and of course your mailing address. After all you don’t want someone else receiving your personal mail right?
On the other hand you’ll need to cancel certain subscriptions and so on like telephone, gas, electric and so on, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, grocery deliveries, lawn and landscaping services, garbage pickup and so on. Make sure you do this so you don’t get harried further down the line. Other things worth doing are refilling your subscriptions before moving and arranging them moved to your new home. Also return any books and rented videos on time to avoid fines and above all notify your friends and family about your change of address to avoid confusion.
Author Bio: Ella Andrews is a writer and one of her greatest passion are home remodeling, house removals and home decorating projects. She is presently focuses on writing the best possible way and is therefore searching for new sources of inspiration. Therefore she contributes articles mainly on storage and home removals