Whatever the reason for moving long distance, it can be a challenge for the whole family. It can be hard to adjust to your new surroundings. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when moving long distance with your family so that it goes smoothly.

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How am I going to deal with the kids?

Moving home is one of the most stressful things for children to go through. After all, they are moving away from their normal surroundings and friends. Therefore, you need to tread carefully when you tell them you are going to be moving a long distance. As this feature says, you need to try and focus on the positives that the moving will bring for your family. For example, if it’s down to a new job, you can tell them that it will help your family to be financially stable for the future. Try and make it feel like an adventure for you all to go on by telling them about all the new places and people you will meet. Of course, your kid might react negatively to the prospect of moving away. But it’s best to be honest with them about the situation as early as possible.

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How am I going to move my stuff to the new area?

When you are moving just up the road, it’s easy to find ways to move your belongings to a new home. However, moving long distance means it’s more important to find someone who is happy to travel a longer distance. It would be a good idea to investigate companies such as Shiply who can transport your furniture to a new location. That way, you don’t have to worry about moving the items yourself a long distance. As we discussed before, make sure everything is organised and ready to go before the removals arrive. That way, the process will run smoothly on the big day.

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Will my belongings survive the journey?

You need also to check your belongings to decide whether they are in a good enough condition to survive the journey. After all, they need to be transported a long distance, and if it’s already starting to break, it’s unlikely to make it to the other end. Therefore, decide what you are going to get rid off, so you have a list of new things you need for your new home!

How are we going to get to know new people?

Moving to a new area can be a lonely time for families. Although you have each other, not knowing anyone locally can be hard. You might want to speak to your new neighbours and invite them over for a drink. That way, you can get to know them and the area. You can also check online for local groups in the area. You can sign your family up to learn a new hobby, and you will soon get to know new people. Also, speak to the mums at your kid’s new school and arrange a play date so that your kids get to make some new friends!

Remember that you will also need to sign up for a new doctor and dentist when you move a long distance.