Have you finally found the perfect dream home for your family? Are you excited to move but also filled with trepidation regarding the actual moving process? Although getting a new home can be exciting, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who actually enjoys moving. This is especially true if you have children because it can be hard to wrangle moving boxes while keeping an eye on your kids. Whether you're a single parent or you have a partner, here are some tips to help make moving day a much easier process for everyone:
Start packing now: The smaller your children are, the less they will be able to understand why things are suddenly disappearing into boxes. You may have to put up with tantrums from young children and even sulking from older children who "need" to have everything just so. The longer you give yourself to start packing, even for local moving, the more gradual the changes can be. Instead of abruptly-bare walls, you can pack a few things away every now and then. By the time moving day arrives, you should have everything packed up and ready to go to your new home.
Hire professionals: Even just one child can be a handful when you're trying to move heavy objects around. You could try to hire someone to watch your kids for you but there's always a chance that this could fall through at the last minute. And even for local moving, there's always the chance that you'll have other things to do on your moving day besides actually moving - like convincing the utility company to actually turn the electricity on in your new home as promised. As helpful as even teenagers can be, they're no substitute for having things done quickly and efficiently by professional movers.
Pack a special box: Moving day can be stressful and tiring, especially if you opt not to hire professional local moving assistance. It can take almost as long to unpack as it did to pack. This is why you should always pack a box of essential items for your move. This box should be of a different size, shape, and/or color than the rest - possibly a large plastic tote when you're using mainly cardboard boxes. Inside this special box should go the essentials that you'll need for the first 2 or 3 days in your new home. A bath towel, a pan for cooking basic meals, toilet paper, soap, etc. This will allow you to find these things easily with little fuss while you deal with settling your child or children into the new home.
For more information, contact companies like United Moving and Storage.