Relocating Tips For Families
Moving from one city to another can be stressful whether it is with a family or for an individual. Hundreds of thousands of people relocate every year from state-to-state or even out of country. This doesn’t have to be a bad experience and with the right planning can be a smooth sailing adventure.
Preparing For The Move
Getting yourself (or your family) ready to relocate is the first step in the moving process.
- It’s important to think ahead strategically to know where important facilities, such as hospitals, police stations, major grocery stores, and other important places, are situated.
- Get ready to pack, and start packing. Purge as you go!
- If you’re moving a long distance, start thinking through what can be left or sold, and move the essentials only.
- Connect with a local realtor who is an expert on their community and can help you navigate through some of the hassles of moving to a new area.
- If you can afford it, hire a mover. While the average person/family moves once every seven years, professional movers are doing this every day.
Moving With Kids
- Make sure to check out area schools to know which school district(s) is/are desirable in the area. Settle in those districts.
- Let kids know about your move well in advance. They need more time to prepare and accept the move than adults will.
- Stay positive and reassure children that this is a new adventure.
- Give them age-appropriate chores and responsibilities to help with moving out of the home.
If you’re also moving with pets, check out our blog post, “How To Move Your Pet Hassle-Free.”
- Don’t expect your possessions/belongings to get to your new home right when you do. Often, moving trucks can arrive days (or even a week) after you do. Pack the essentials and move them with you. Keep all important documents with you.
If you’re looking to relocate to Omaha, contact the Fairfield Team and we can help you! Our blog also has some interesting posts about market updates for Omaha and news in and around Omaha for you to check out: