Leaving one home for another is always an exciting time for a family. Around 16% of families that move houses do so because they’re moving into a larger or better home to accommodate family growth according to the US Census Bureau. If you’re part of one such family, it’s important to know how you can make the transition in ease–especially if there are kids involved. So what can you do to make the process as easy and fun for everyone involved?
Lay Down the Groundwork
Young families often worry about the affordability of home purchases. Thankfully, there are different options for home buyers that exist like tapping into your equity or choosing what sort of mortgage option works. Figuring out the financing options that suit your family alleviates a lot of the work associated with the move. Once that’s sorted, you can focus on setting up the groundwork to help your child cope with the move. The whole concept of moving is vastly different in the perception of adults and children. Kids see a drastic stream of changes like sudden severance of friendships, routines, and everything that’s familiar. Parents tend to see brand new opportunities and the expected hassle of finances, budgeting, and logistics.
Moving requires a lot of different tasks like selling anything you don’t need, packing everything up, sending stuff over to the new place, making sure everything is settled in the old place, and getting started on the new place. That’s a whole lot of things that can a severe amount of stress and when stress is involved, tempers can be short. That’s not helpful in the least. So it’s good to delegate tasks for family members or if it’s too much, don’t hesitate to get outside help. Moving companies are there to make the transition seamless so all you have to do is get to your new place.
Build Inclusive Activities
When it’s time to move, don’t let the stress consume you. Remember that this is a pretty melancholic time so it’s good to have inclusive activities like taking photos of the old place with the kids. If there are any spots they love, it’s good to say a proper goodbye and form good memories about the move. In the actual move, you can have a special playlist that includes songs that different family members like.
The whole process of moving houses can be understandably stressful. However, it can also be the source of irreplaceable memories. This transition is a time in your lives that can be used to forge stronger positive bonds and should be taken advantage of completely.