Having to move with a large family in Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada is always going to be stressful, there is just no way to avoid it.
There are two types of tasks you have to tackle when relocating: physical: choosing and packing the necessary items, and psychological: taking care of kids’ doubts and fears and supporting your significant other in this big step. It goes without saying that the bigger your family is (don’t forget to count the pets) the harder and more stressful traveling becomes. Whatever the reason for moving with your family, don’t forget to enjoy it, as it brings new opportunities to your door, which you may not have thought of before.
Let us offer a few friendly tips to make your family’s relocation a much faster, stress-free and cheaper event.
To begin with, let’s tackle the cost, we offer a free moving estimate, which should provide you with a very precise quote for when you and your family decide to move.
We would advise that you begin looking into the matter seriously at least a couple of weeks prior to the date of your family’s move. This will help you feel less stressed and your family will feel more secure. It is always a good idea to allow a bit of time for any slip backs, whether it is your family’s needs or a company’s fault, this will allow you to plan around it.
Your relocation can be a pleasant experience.
Make sure you have all the little details pinned down. The more you are aware of where you are moving your family to, this includes address, is it cross state, across the country or even overseas, schools, malls and cinemas, parks and leisure activity centers, the less stressed your spouse and kids will be. This will allow them something to look forward to and anticipate.
Your family’s size is an advantage. Start packing earlier, working with your children through what they want to keep and what they would like to toss away. You can have a look at these tips on how to make moving fun and include them, transforming the chore of relocating into a quality family time event.
You are doing this FOR your family, so do it AS a family. And if you have any pets this guide can help you through the process of taking care of it and transporting it to your new location.
Packing your family’s belongings
Now that all hands are on board, let’s get down to the more physical (and tedious) part of your relocation. As mentioned before, planning in advance is the best way to go, we cannot stress this enough. Having time to research moving companies will save you quite a bit of cash. To make things easier with your various items and see help on how to move your large family belongings you can check out this moving inventory list. A step many people forget until it comes down to it, is acquiring the necessary packing supplies. You should have a very good read through the required supplies and make sure you have them before you move on to packing.
Making an inventory list can help you pack and unpack in your new home.
Make good use of today’s technologies. If you have an electronic device with an available internet connection, make sure that it is well charged and in a safe but easily accessible place. That way you can check maps, contact friends and family if you needs help and look for various services such as hotels and restaurants.
Prepare easily accessible items of first necessity. Don’t forget that all your items are safely stored away under cardboard, foam, plastic and who knows what else. Make sure you store some clothes in an outside bag, toiletries, disposable dishes and utensils and of course – cash. Children can be very fidgety when on the move, your next planned family meal may take a while, so be prepared to improvise on the go.
Sell what you don’t need. This is possibly the best time to have a good look through your belongings and see what is no longer needed, broken or unused. Use this opportunity to declutter, earn some extra money or just do a good deed and give it away to a charity organization.
No one said it was going to be easy
Having a family means responsibility, but not all is hardships and stress. We hope that our tips and tricks made your moving easier, so that you can enjoy the time with the people that matter. Make sure you have a look at what not to do and think through the tasks you have to take on first. As long as you start in advance and do one thing at a time, you will be able to have a cheap, quick and smooth move with your large family.
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