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How to Move in London with a Young Family

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Moving into a new home can be a daunting experience but moving with a young family can cause even more difficulties. While you’re packing and trying to move furniture, they’ll be competing for your attention and trying to balance everything and everyone can be extremely difficult.

However, one of the advantages of moving home in London is that there are a number of moving companies you can choose from. What’s more, you can opt for the removals company to sort all the packing, moving, and storage solutions for you. It’s amazing the offers that are out there, and it will certainly make moving with children a lot easier.

How Simply Removals Can Help You Move

Here at Simply Removals we provide professional moving services for customers throughout London and the surrounding areas. What’s more, we can sort all the packing for you, do all the heavy lifting, and even store items for you so they are safe while you get settled.

We know how much moving into a new home can feel unsettling and that’s why we aim to make the process as easy for you as possible – providing you with all the support you need. By hiring our team at Simply Removals to help you with your move, you will save time, money, and enjoy the moving process a whole lot more than if you tried to juggle everything on your own.

Our Tips for Moving with a Young Family

If you are about to move into a new house and you have a young family, we thought we would share our advice with you to hopefully help make the transition a little easier.

Prepare an Inventory

One of the easiest things to do when moving into a new house is misplace items or pack things away and then not know which box they are in. So, we would always advise our customers to prepare an inventory of their belongings. You can either write a list on paper or download a home inventory app to keep track of everything you pack. If you want to be really detailed, you can even take photos of each item you pack so that you remember exactly what they are.

Creating an inventory may seem like a very time-consuming job, but it will save you a significant amount of time in the long-run.

Familiarise Yourself with the Area You’re Moving Into

If you’re not familiar with the area you’re moving into and you’re not sure how to get around when you’re there, it’s time to do a little bit of research. The more you know about your new home’s location and surroundings, the easier it will be to adapt once you’re moved in. Start by contacting the local schools to ask about transferring your children there and register your family at the doctors and dentist as well. This is all a super helpful way to start off on the right foot when you arrive and, therefore, be less overwhelmed with all the jobs you have to get done.

Redirect Your Mail

If your new home is confirmed and it’s just a case of moving everything in, it’s time to start redirecting your mail. This takes some time but saves a lot of problems in the long-run when you realise mail is still being sent to your old address.

To redirect your mail, all you have to do is complete a mail redirection form. These forms are available at your local post office and by filling one out you will ensure that any mail currently being delivered to your old address with now be redirected to your new address.

Visit Your New Home with Your Family

Moving with young children can be a stressful experience and amongst all the busyness it can be easy to forget that moving is disruptive and upsetting for children, too. Just like you they are leaving behind familiar environments and friends to make new ones. This can be daunting for them – and for you!

So, visit your new home with your family a few times before moving in to get everyone acquainted with the space and drive around the area for a while – perhaps visiting the local park and eating out in a local restaurant. This is a great way to get young children excited about their new home and familiar with the environment so that moving day is more exciting than sad.

Contact Simply Removals Today

If you would like help with your next big move, call Simply Removals today. Our team would be more than happy to support you through this big change and we provide all the services you need to move smoothly and successfully into your new property. Whether you need help moving heavy items, packing the boxes, storing furniture, or even tape, boxes, and bubble wrap to get started – our team at Simply Removals have it all!

Call us today to find out more and let us help make your move with a young family as easily and stress-free as possible.

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