How to Keep Children Occupied While Moving House

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
How to Keep Children Occupied While Moving House

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.

Booking with Camp Hopson will alleviate the pressure of relocating so you can concentrate on spending time with your family.

Top Tips for Moving to a New House with Younger Children –

At Camp Hopson, we treat every removals job on an individual basis. From experience, we know that it’s counterproductive to treat any similar types of relocations as the same. And this could not be more poignant than organising a move with infants, toddlers or young children. Every parent with children needs all the help they can get. That’s why we work closely with our customers to try and make their lives easier.

For the Camp Hopson team, it’s all about planning, creating deadlines, and meeting them. We often repeat ourselves a lot when we give this advice, 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 can also reduce your stress level significantly by cutting things up into smaller tasks.

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

Please remember to tell your insurance provider that you’re moving to see what your current coverage is. You might need to amend your premiums, and a reputable removals company will be able to assist you. Your insurance broker will generally stipulate that the removals company undertaking your relocation is British Association of Removers (BAR) accredited, which Camp Hopson is.

Helping Your Children Cope with Moving –

Moving to a new 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 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 include 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 to get everyone together for a proper send-off.

Camp Hopson – Berkshire’s Family Friendly Removals Company –

Camp Hopson is Newbury and Berkshire’s favourite removals company and we guarantee the protection of your possessions during every stage of your relocation. We can take on any type of removals job, and our friendly team will help you reduce the stress of moving with your young family.

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

The Camp Hopson ethos is to provide the highest standard of removals and storage service for every job we sign up for. For us, it’s all about paying attention to every detail and a commitment to being thorough. Preparation is everything when you’re organising a relocation around a busy, young family.

If you’re planning a move and you have young children, contact us today. We’re Berkshire’s number one removals company for families who need to spend more time with their little ones when moving.