The moment has fled, finally we will have our own house; however, there are a number of things to consider before living comfortably in our home. Moving first and adapting afterwards is not a simple process, here are some simple tips.
For example, a couple, a middle-class family, finally managed to make true their lifelong dream: to acquire their own house, behind the comings and goings in rental flats, little stability, constant changes in habits and customs, discomfort to move from one place to another; they had just taken a big step and as the man went from erratum to become sedentary and settle in a land, they could finally live as they should, in one place and in a roof that belongs to them.
Many people, who do not have a house of their own, might want to be like this couple; However, do not think that this is an easy process, it’s a long way to go, that starts with the decision to buy a flat and goes through the difficult thing that is to save with what the economy is and then find the right place to live.
Now what we want to convey is that the problem does not end there, having the home is the first step, the second is to adapt ourselves and help our children to feel comfortable with this new life.
A removal can be a complicated and delicate experience for a family, especially when you have children, it involves many changes, some simple and others really complicated, even going to the field of the psychological. The changes always affect, bother a little, turn into an inconvenient for some, give us extra work, we need time, we invest money and above all things we bother the lives of our children.
Here at Five Stars Removals as a long-standing moving company, we have experience in working as reliable furniture movers in Adelaide. We can help you move to a new place!
The first step after moving
Children find it more difficult than an adult to adapt to a new environment, for them not only is acceptance in the new neighbourhood, but also feel included in the school environment, or if they are older, in the institute or university. Therefore, we advise you that a first step before moving to the new house is to position in the minds of our children the why, they will have the question latent at all times, because we move, because to that house, because to that neighbourhood, etc… The truth is the best, explain clearly the real reason and the improvements that this will entail in your lifestyle.
One way out of the previous mess is to say, for example, “we moved because we will finally have our own house, we will not have to move anymore and you can lead a better life and have friends for as long as you want”. We can also add the “gains” that are obtained by having a bigger house, own and if you can new, one of them is to mention the detail of “you will have your own room” or “the house has a nice playground to play”.
The family dialogue is also important, if the family is more or less numerous, say about five members, we must promote a “dialogue table”, exchanging opinions about the good and the bad of the new house. As heads of family take note of the things that are considered bad, in order to find the best solution to them, once they are living in the new house.
Focus on what matters the most
We must set our children in this new life and of course set ourselves. It is good to take a stroll around the place where our new home is, visualise the routes to the important places, visit the shopping centre, the corner store, the places of recreation for children, the cinema, see what accommodates us and what do not. Places for children photographed with digital, this way they can teach their children when they return, the benefits of the new area where they will live.
Before beginning the actual moving process, remember that it takes some time and requires some planning. It is good and healthy to make a schedule of execution of the process, as well as to establish a budget and the necessary contacts with the removal agency to carry it out. It must be budgeted from the packing tape, through the boxes, markers, bags, and others.
Another separate issue is the packaging process, the work must be joint, it is good that the children participate in this process, take into account the “favourite” things of their children, pack them separately and consider that these things are the first things that should be unpacked in their new rooms. The favourite items of our children should be part of the decoration in their bedrooms; If it is possible to recreate some familiar environments of the old house or places that have been preferred, the idea is to make children feel “at home”.
When packing things, consider making an inventory of what they pack in each box. This inventory must be attached to each package with a copy that you will keep, indicating both the box and the copy sheet, the corresponding box number.
Finally, should not forget that a new house is a reason to celebrate, even if it’s funny, throw a party, celebrate with the family and if possible, invite the new neighbours, maybe they also have children. This first meeting is a way to interact with the new neighbourhood and integrate into the social life of this that will be your new world.
Always remember that in a moving the most important thing is not things, nor the new house, your children are the central theme, they should spend more time and be attentive to any doubts, questions or concerns they may have regarding the process to adapt to this new life.
Remember that you can contact us if you want to have your furniture safe during a removal. Here at Five Star Removals we will be happy to assist you.