If you’re setting into a new home with your family, I’ve got some great moving tips for you.
Chris and I are coming up on the 2 year anniversary of purchasing our house. Which is crazy to think. We have already been through so much in this house: this was the first house we purchased together as a married couple. Declan has been here since he was about 6 months old, we went through Hurricane Harvey (thankfully escaped with no damage) and we brought Beckett home in this house. So needless to say, there are definitely some tips I have for you when you purchase that new house for your beautiful family.
Moving into a new house is always going to be a big deal for your family. The entire moving process itself is often one of the most stressful things that you can do. From finding a new property to packing everything up and then getting to the new place, it can really throw you off. Doing this as a couple or an individual can seem intense enough. But when you do it as a family, especially with small children, it can definitely feel a lot harder. Not only that, you then have to ensure that you can feel settled into your new place as a family. If you want to adjust as quickly as possible, here are some moving tips and how to settle into your new home as a family.
- Try To Keep To Your Usual Routine
The first thing you need to do, is make sure that you’re able to keep to your usual routine. If you want your children to be settled into the new place, you will want to keep things as ‘normal’ as possible. Or, failing that, you may want to think about how you can create a new routine as soon as possible. Even if it’s just temporary. You definitely don’t want your children to struggle to sleep or to feel too overexcited or exhausted. Nailing a routine can help with that.
- Have Some Meals Ready
Now, one of the big things that you may find hard when you’re moving, is mealtimes. Because most of your stuff is going to be in boxes and you may not have a working kitchen to begin with. However, you need to try and create a plan of action for this – especially when you want to keep your kids healthy. Where you can, prepare some make ahead meals that you can heat up at mealtimes, or even try to get freshly prepared meals from the grocery store so you know that you’re taking care of your health needs.
- Set Up The Kids Rooms First
When it comes to the rooms you want to prepare first, you’ll always want to sort out the children’s bedrooms as soon as possible. You could even look for new kids bedroom furniture collections and get this set up before you move anything else in. Then, you know that they have somewhere to sleep that night and can keep them on their routine.
- Get Out Into The Neighborhood
Then, to help you to settle into your new neighborhood, you’re going to want to get out and explore as soon as possible. Get to know all of your local facilities and see if you can speak to your new neighbors too.
- Practice Your Routes
Finally, you may also want to think about getting around too. Because when you move to a new place, you may find that you need to get used to getting to all of the places that you need to. If your kids are going to the same school, you might want to work out how long it will take you to get there, or the best route. But you may also want to visit the local grocery store or gas station or your place of work when you first move too just so you know how to get everywhere.
Did you recently move into a new home and found these tips helpful? What would you suggest – I would love to hear from you below!