Keeping Young Children Occupied While Moving House

by | Feb 5, 2019 | Moving Home Checklist | 0 comments

Anthony Ward Thomas has been providing removals and storage services in London for nearly thirty years, and we have undertaken just about every type of relocation there is. Although every job has the potential to be tricky to manage, the most demanding one for our customers is moving with toddlers or small children. Not only are you balancing your work and home life with your relocation, but you also have little people running around, demanding your full attention.

No matter what your circumstances are, every relocation has its fair share of ups and downs, obstacles and setbacks. That’s why it’s essential to start planning and organising as early as possible, starting from today. By doing this, you will have plenty of time to tackle any issues as they arise, reducing any delays. And one of the best ways to do this is to follow or create a moving checklist. You’ll find it easier if you have a set plan you can refer to during the weeks and months leading up to your relocation day.

Top Tips for Moving House with a Toddler or Younger Children –

At Anthony Ward Thomas, we treat every removals job on an individual basis. From experience, we know that it can be a mistake to judge two similar types of relocations as the same. And this could not be more poignant than trying to organise a relocation with toddlers or young children. Every parent with young children needs all the help they can get. That’s why we work closely with our customer to try and make their lives easier.

For the Anthony Ward Thomas team, it’s all about planning, creating deadlines, and meeting them. It may sound a bit repetitive, but it’s something that we try to get all our clients to take seriously. If you put in enough work at the preparation stage, your relocation will be more straightforward. You’ll reduce your stress level significantly by cutting things up into smaller tasks.

Anthony Ward Thomas has every service you need under one roof. For people who have lots of other responsibilities, our dedicated Packing service could make the world of difference. Our team will arrive the day before the move to prepare everything for loading. And on the day of the move, they will arrange all your items to minimise the likelihood of breakages or damage when in transit.

It’s crucial that you inform your insurance provider that you’re moving to see what your current coverage is. With most relocations, additional insurance is needed, and a decent removals company will be able to offer various insurance options. Your insurance broker will generally stipulate that the removals company undertaking your relocation is British Association of Removers (BAR) accredited, which Anthony Ward Thomas is.

If you’re not familiar with the place you’re moving to, it’s time to go online and do some research. The more you know about your new town or city, the easier it will be to adapt and integrate. Start contacting the local schools to see how transferring from their current institution works. You’ll also need to know what the local healthcare and amenities are like.

Helping a Child Cope with Moving to a New Home –

Moving home is never easy, but children will inevitably feel more anxious and less positive about relocating. They might be moving away from their best friends to somewhere unfamiliar. And this will be especially jarring if this is their first relocation. That’s why it’s crucial that you do you do three things – involve them in the packing, visit your new location and commit to remaining in contact with their current friends.

If possible, try and visit your new town or city at least two or three times. Get them to help you document any essential information and encourage them to record video footage and photos. It will also help if you can incorporate plenty of fun activities. Find out if their interests or hobbies are available in the area or close by. Not only will you get the first-hand experience of where you’re moving, but the kids might also be able to make some new friends before you arrive.

And before you pack up – try and accommodate as much time as possible with their current friends. Then, set up some way for them all to keep in contact. This will help bridge the transition until they meet new friends. If you’re struggling for time, you can consider having a leaving party of lunch to get everyone together for a proper send-off.

Anthony Ward Thomas – London’s Number One for Family Relocations –

Anthony Ward Thomas is London’s premier removals company that guarantees to protect your items during every stage of your relocation. We can take on any type of removals, and our friendly team will help you reduce the stress of moving with toddlers and children.

No matter where you’re moving to, it’s all about planning and making sure you hit your deadlines well in advance of your relocation. And every Anthony Ward Thomas customer has us in their corner to provide useful tips and relevant information.

The Anthony Ward Thomas ethos is to provide the highest standard of removals and storage service. For us, it’s all about paying attention to every detail and a commitment to being thorough. Preparation is everything when you’re planning a relocation around a busy, young family.

Don’t leave it to chance – contact us today and book with London’s number one removals company for relocating with young children.