How A Man And Van Service Can Help All The Family

How A Man And Van Service Can Help All The Family

18Sep 2014

Moving house is a complex matter when it comes to organising your family as well as your house. But how on earth do you go about it when you've got little ones? How difficult is it going to be to move with a baby? Maybe you've got a large brood of little ones! How on earth will you get through the big move?Moving house is not just an arduous task, it's a crucial step in a family's life. It's about making a new home, it's about looking to the future. Instead of trying to hide away the difficulties of moving by shipping your kids off to the mother in-law's make them a part of the process. By all means, this may make the move as easier, but here follows a few tips and tricks that will allow moving house to become a valuable experience for you and your children.Take as much of the pressure off of your shoulders as possible! Get a man and van. A man with van package will take care of all the steps of your move, leaving you more time to ensure everything is going smoothly and that the kids are happy. Most good removal companies that provide a van and man service will include van hire with a driver who will help with all loading and unloading. This is great if you're also a non-driver. It can be such a nightmare to organise the aid of a friendly neighbour or family member to drive you between locations. By hiring professional movers, you can rely on them to turn up and do the job thoroughly.Talk to the kids about the move. Explain why it's necessary - talk about all the wonderful reasons for moving and yet don't hide the mystery and uncertainty that will be part of moving to a new house and/or town. Moving house is an adventure into unknown territory and certainly an exciting one, so let them know that! Talk about the process of moving and everything that will happen in preparation such as packing. Then explain how the moving day will happen. If you're using a man and van service explain what will happen with that too.Make them a part of the packing process. Bring in the packing boxes, maybe even decorate them with stickers and pens. Then have them help pack up their toys and books. Children will always understand something when they're a part of it. Even if they don't do a good job of packing, you can always wait until they're in bed and repack them a little better!Keep an eye on them throughout moving day and get them helping whenever possible. Obviously you don't want your children to do any heavy lifting, but maybe give them small things to carry and be 'in charge of'. Pack them their own box or bag of moving essentials.Don't forget to keep their food in this bag and have plenty of snacks including lunch and dinner. Moving can take longer than expected sometimes, so having food to hand will be a saving grace later down the line. Also in this bag have some small toys and games for those periods of the day that are a little less exciting than others.Have fun unloading and unpacking. If you're using a man and van service, you'll luckily have someone to help unload heavy items. However, try creating fun roles for the kids. Maybe they can be supervisors, guiding the right boxes to be unloaded to the right rooms. However you decide to carry out your moving day, don't hide away the kids. Make them a part of it too!

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