Moving with Children

Moving with Children

Organise a smooth move with Children

How to organise a smooth move with Kids

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    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK can be a complex process, and when you add kids to the equation, it becomes even more challenging. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I understand the importance of ensuring a smooth transition for families with children. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to organize and execute a successful residential move with kids.

    Pre-Move Preparation

    Family Discussion

    Start by having an open and honest conversation with your kids about the upcoming move. Address their questions and concerns.

    Explore the New Area

    Involve your children in researching and learning about the new location. Show them photos, maps, and interesting facts to create excitement.

    Purge Unnecessary Items

    Involve your kids in the decluttering process by helping them decide which toys and belongings to keep, donate, or discard.

    Packing and Moving

    Let Them Pack

    Allow your kids to pack their own belongings, such as toys and clothes. This can help them feel a sense of control.

    Fun Labeling

    Make labeling boxes a fun activity. Let your kids decorate and label their boxes with stickers or drawings.

    Pack Essentials

    Create an essentials bag for each child with their favorite items, snacks, and comfort objects for the journey.

    Moving Day

    Childcare Support

    Consider hiring a babysitter or asking family members to look after the kids on moving day to reduce stress.

    Comfort Objects

    Ensure your kids have access to their familiar and comforting items during the move, like blankets or stuffed animals.

    Entertainment for the Journey

    Prepare entertainment for the journey, such as books, games, or electronic devices to keep kids engaged.

    New Home Arrival

    Family Unpacking

    Involve your kids in the unpacking process. Let them set up their own rooms to create a sense of ownership.

    Neighborhood Exploration

    Take family walks to explore the new neighborhood, parks, and nearby attractions to familiarize your children with the area.

    Enroll Quickly

    If you have school-age children, ensure a smooth transition by enrolling them in their new school and extracurricular activities as soon as possible.

    Emotional Support

    Talk About Feelings

    Encourage your kids to express their feelings about the move. Listen attentively and validate their emotions.


    Try to maintain familiar routines as much as possible to provide stability during the transition.

    Encourage Friendships

    Help your children make new friends by arranging playdates with local kids or getting involved in community events.

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    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
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    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
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    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
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    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
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    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
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    Paul Ryan
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    Susie Perry
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    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
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    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.