Our priority, always, is making sure that our families are well taken care of, fulfilled, and happy. But then, from time to time we need to take the time to make sure that our dreams and goals come true, and this can sometimes impact how much of ourselves we can dedicate to our loved ones. An example of this is when we’re moving house; it’s a stressful operation, one filled with many niggling and time-consuming tasks, and it can take up a lot of time. Below, we take a look at how you can make a house move run smoothly without letting your family down.
Get Your Timing Right
Some times of the year just aren’t as conducive to moving as others. Saying that you can’t visit your parents for Christmas, or can’t take your children on a summer adventure because you’re too busy with a house move won’t go down too well. You can help yourself – and make sure you fulfil your family obligations – by moving home at a quiet time for your family. Avoid birthdays, big events, and any other staple get-togethers. You’ll be able to relax a lot easier knowing you can give the move your undivided attention, too.
Offset What You Can
There is, admittedly, a lot of small details that need to be taken care of when you’re moving home. However, it doesn’t have to be you that takes care of every last detail personally. By recruiting professional help for some of the tasks, you can take the pressure off yourself and free up some of your time all at once. Don’t spend days transporting all your belongings; hire movers and let the experts do all the leg work. Also hire a real estate solicitor to ensure all the paperwork is order. Everything will go smoothly, and you won’t have to work as hard. Win!
Get the Family Involved
OK, you’ll be hard pressed to get your family as enthusiastic about moving home as you are, but if you’re moving anyway then you may as well and try to get them involved! There are fun aspects to moving house, such as exploring an empty home, digging through a new garden, and so on. If they’re involved in the process – such as coming to see homes with you – then it won’t feel like you’re leaving them behind to find your new home.
Have an Assistant
You’ll have a million and one things to do when you’re moving home…and that’s on top of the million and one family responsibilities that you have. If you have a friend or family member who you’re particularly close with, recruit them as your temporary assistant. There’ll be able to babysit the kids, check in on your parents, and take care of all the other small details that might slip your mind during a stressful move.
You won’t get everything right straight away, and there’ll be stressful moments, but take things slow, and you can make sure none of your responsibility is left behind.