Moving house is overwhelming even at the best of times so when you add a toddler to the mix it can become something of a nightmare. We have moved twice now with Max in tow and no doubt there will be many more to go. So I thought I would put a few tips together to help anyone else that will be in a similar situation.
Sell items you don't need on websites such as Ebay and Gumtree. You never realise how much stuff you hoard until you move. We are still going through stuff to sell now but have definitely made enough to buy some treats when it comes to furnishing the new place. What is your trash can sometimes be someone else's treasure! We found that there was so much stuff in Max's room that we are slowly selling it off as he doesn't play with it so we can buy him some new stuff for his birthday.
We were moving into an unfurnished place so we had to find somewhere to store bulky things. The first thing that sprung to mind was to hire a storage unit or find a storage solution like WSSL as they can create a solution that is specific for you. For us it was my abundance of books. I couldn't bring them all over at once as they would have filled a transit van! So instead I worked to find a storage solution so they could stay in a relatives garage until I was ready to bring them over.
Of course you need to let places know you are moving. We drew up a list of every company that we had contact with. From Clubcards to Credit Cards. It's taken a while. Especially with things such as driving licenses and such but we have nearly done everything!
Let the kids get involved. We got Max fully into moving by getting him to decorate his own packing boxes and getting him to hand us things to put in the van etc. We also bought him some books to show that this was an adventure and not to be scared of a new place.
What would your top tips be?