School Holidays are Busy
For parents who work full time, the school holidays can be a massive task, where you still have to work out who is going to watch your children between 9 and 5 and whether it’s worth your taking annual leave this school holidays or the next. For many parents, school holidays are a bigger headache than the school term itself, so why put pressure on yourself? If you do have the opportunity to move during school holidays and work or commitments do not hold you back it may be a great time to move.
Midterm Can be Quieter
The fact is that most families will try to move during the school holidays for the same reasons you’re considering it. Even better is to try and work in with the removalist schedule and yours. This will differ if you are moving interstate or local.
Children at School During Move Day
You might think the kids will help you move boxes in and out of the house, and they might if they’re teenagers, but little kids tend to be a little more time demanding than help when it comes to moving house. Moving isn’t always joyful for children. It’s far easier to remind them that morning, as you take them to school, that they’ll be coming home to a new house.
Move the Week Before School Holidays
If you children are a bit older and are able to assist in the move, try to move right before school holidays. Have them help you with their own belongings and if they’re old enough to be left unattended for an hour or two, let them start unpacking the moment they arrive. Think linen closets, kitchen supplies and even organising the pantry are good tasks for children to help with.
At the end of the day, do what works for you. Remember to plan and organise your move. ‘Ave A Good Day Removals are always here to help.