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What to Pack in a ‘Survival Kit’ for Kids When Moving

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Moving to a new home can be a very scary experience for young children so it is important to comfort them as much as possible during the move.

One way to make them feel involved in the packing process and to reassure that they don’t have to leave all their toys behind is to allow the kids to pack a survival kit for the move.

What should be in the survival kit?

The difference between your survival pack and the kids one is that yours will be boring, make sure the kids’ survival kit is all about fun!

Before anything is packed you can get them to decorate the outside of the cardboard box so that their survival kit is personal to them.

Another great way to involve them in the packing process is to allow the kids to choose their top 5 items including toys, books and games as well as any comfort blankets or cuddly toys to include in the survival kit. This should ensure that your kids are able to keep themselves entertained both before and immediately after the move so you can get on with some packing/unpacking.

To ensure their survival kit box contains only fun items, normal items included in a survival kit for moving such as toiletries, clothing and snacks should be packed in a separate suitcase/bag. However, to keep the kids involved, you can ask that they look out and sort the items into the case.

Allowing your kids to pack their favourite items and giving them access to them straight away after you have moved house should ensure that the new house does become a home and the kids will settle quickly.

Packing Boxes to Move To Student Accommodation?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Are you packing boxes to go to university or college for the first time?

The summer is drawing to a close and terms are about to begin at universities and colleges across the UK. This is an exciting time for many people who are about to embark on student life for the first time. Before the real fun begins though, you will need to pack up your room at home to move to your student accommodation/flat.

As this is probably the first time you’ve moved out on your own and may not be familiar with the packing process, we have tried to make it much easier for you with our top tips below.

Packing is stressful – make a plan!
Make a list of everything you’re planning to take so you can work out roughly how many boxes and packaging you are likely to need. Order your packing boxes well in advance so you can start packing at least a week before you are due to move. Check out our complete Student Moving Kit for your boxes and packaging.

Clearout the stuff you’re not taking
You’ve probably got a lot of stuff in your room that you aren’t taking with you and you will be able to live without when you’re home for holidays. Use this as the perfect opportunity to declutter and clearout your room. Selling the stuff you don’t want anymore on websites such as eBay or Gumtree can also help you raise some much needed cash for freshers’ week!

Pack an essentials bag
Keep your everyday essentials like toiletries, phone chargers, tea bags and a mug in a separate box/bag so that you can access them easily when you get to your new accommodation. You’ll probably want to just dump the majority of your things in your room and worry about unpacking the day after so it is useful to have essentials packed separately.

For more advice on packing boxes for moving, check out our Moving Tips >>>

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