Involving your children in the move
The prospects of moving should be fun and exciting for your children. Change can affect children differently depending on their age. The goal should be to communicate openly with your children and make sure they understand that although they have to say goodbye to their old home they get to live in a new home! Try to speak positively about your move. Children are very easily influenced and the last thing you need is the extra stress from your little one being upset. Be sure to pack them a small bag including comforting items like their favourite stuffed toy, a little blanket or their favourite book. If you can, ask a family member, friend or sitter to watch your children on the day that you move.
If that isn’t possible, prepare a room in the new home for them to relax in while the removalists enter and exit your property. This ensures that they are kept away from dangerous tools and equipment. Pack any immediate supplies that the children will require when arriving at the house. We suggest a water bottle, some snacks, pyjamas and toiletries. To keep them entertained, make some colouring in packs or give them access to movies on your phone or tablet.