Tips for Relocating to North Carolina with Children

So you’ve made the decision to relocate your family to North Carolina. Congratulations! Winter will never be the same for you again – and that’s a good thing. When your plans involve searching for a new home to purchase you’ll like the North Carolina coastal real estate we have available. Families and retirees alike love this coastal area not just due to the lower cost of living but also because of the more temperate weather than they’re used to. If cold temperatures are something you can ever get used to then this is the place for you.

A Stressed out Child - No More with a North Carolina moveAs exciting as a new home is, the move itself can be stressful if you don’t plan ahead. While moving can be a labor of love for adults, it can can be stressful for children. It’s not easy for them to say goodbye to all of their friends. A long distance move to a new area and a new school where they won’t know anybody, might be more than they’re ready to handle. We have some tips on relocating to offer you that may help things go a bit smoother with the kids.

Talk to Your Kids about the Move

Kids playing on a North Carolina BeachTalk to your kids early on about the family moving to a new area. If you’re fairly certain you’re going to be buying a new home then take the time to gather information of all the advantages to living there and the fun things there will be to do once you become residents.

Use a Map or Globe

Tips for Relocating to North Carolina with ChildrenUse a map or a globe, especially for younger kids, to show them where you live now and where you’ll be moving to. Don’t forget to also point out where other family members live that may not be nearby.

Do Research Online

Tips for Relocating to North Carolina with ChildrenDo research online with your children ahead of time and again after you’re moved in. Let them help you with the Google searches of the area and you might be surprised at what they’ll discover. Assign them a research task like where the family will get their groceries, how close the schools are to where you’ll be living, and where the parks are in the area.

Check out the Local Schools

Tips for Relocating to North Carolina with ChildrenCheck out the schools your children will be once you’ve moved in. Visit the school ahead of time – first on their website and then in person. Don’t make their first visit to their new school on their first day of classes.

Tips for Relocating to North Carolina with ChildrenWe think you’ll find that once your kids begin talking to their friends about their upcoming relocation to North Carolina the input their friends provide will turn things in a good direction. Their friends will be excited for them and are going to want to come and visit — the ocean, water parks and amusement parks, too. In fact, it might be a good idea to mention that early on in the process.

Experience has shown us that once your children start telling their friends all about North Carolina they’ll look forward to the move filled more with excitement than with stress. If you have any questions about the local area or would like to see some properties, just get in touch! Give us a call at Sloane Realty, 800-237-4609.

We look forward to hearing from you today!

Preparing for a Stressfree Move

If you’re looking at the vast assortment of Brunswick County real estate that we have available to show you, it goes without saying that there’s a move in your future. The preparations you take in advance for that move will determine how stressful it will or won’t be.

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We have the following helpful tips that will aid you with your move and you’ll be thanking us when moving day arrives. But remember, if you want a first hand look at any of the Brunswick County real estate you find on our site, we’d love to take you out to visit any of the properties at your convenience.

Once you know you’ll be moving that’s the time to begin sorting through your belongings and purge whatever you no long use. Tip: A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in the past two years and especially if it’s easily replaceable, toss it. Don’t wait until closer to the time of the move because it always takes longer than you’d think. It’s amazing how much stuff we can accumulate just one year to the next!

Many people find it easier to start on the main level of the house and proceed from there. Tip: Get yourself a few big boxes to aid in sorting. Sort through all closets, bookcases, cabinets and drawers – everywhere! Decide what to keep, what to donate to charity, and what to throw out or recycle on the Free section of Freecycle, Craigs List or the local newspaper.

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You’ll be going through the basement and the garage as well. Now you may be seeing why it takes so long! If you have the time and the initiative you might want to hold a garage sale to get rid of a whole lot in one weekend and make some money in the process. Tip: Put a price sticker on everything but keep your prices low and reasonable. Remember, your objective is to get rid of things and not to get rich. People attend garage sales to find good deals.

The less you have to pack up and move with you the less unpacking you’ll have to do once you arrive at your new home. That makes for an easier move overall. Happy packing!