A guide to moving with children

Moving home fills us all with excitement and anticipation. Choosing the right neighbourhood, identifying your must-have features for your new home, and compiling a list of potential properties can be a thrilling experience. However, amidst the whirlwind of excitement, it's crucial to remember that the decisions made during this process impact not only you but also your children. Children can often feel overwhelmed and anxious about such a significant change, which is why involving them from the beginning is important. Throughout our years helping families to find their dream homes in Wimbledon, we have gathered some helpful tips on how to engage children in the moving process and ignite their enthusiasm.

Start by explaining to your children the reasons behind the move. Whether it's for a bigger garden, more space, or a better location, explain the benefits of relocating while also listening to their concerns.

Giving them a bit of autonomy, such as allowing them to choose the paint colour or furniture for their new room, creates a sense of control amidst the unknown, helping to make the change less scary.

It is best to attend first viewings without your children, if possible. This will give you the opportunity to assess each property without distractions and also prevents potential disappointment if your child develops a fondness for a property that you don’t like. 

Once you've identified potential contenders, second viewings are opportune moments to involve your children in the decision-making process. This minimises the risk of disappointment and empowers them by letting them play a role in selecting their future home.

On moving day, ensure your children's treasured belongings are readily accessible in a bag they can keep close. This eliminates the stress of searching for beloved toys amidst the chaos of packing and provides them with a source of comfort amid the upheaval.

We are dedicated to ensuring your children feel included in finding your family's new home. If you'd like help discovering the perfect property for your entire family in Wimbledon, please don't hesitate to call us on 0208 542 3232 or send an email to wm-sales@cjames.co.uk.