Residential Moving Tips: Moving with Children
The prospect of moving with children can be hard for them because there will be major changes to their lives. They may be moving away from their friends or have to start a new school. These changes can create added stress for kids and parents alike. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help make the move much easier and less stressful for everyone.
Getting help from a professional mover makes moving to your new home much easier. You can give your kids the attention they need. You do not have to worry about trying to keep them busy while you load or unload the moving truck. Plus, you can even get help with professional packing and unpacking services.
Tip #2: Get your kids involved in the move.
Assign tasks to your kids so they have something to do, too. If they are old enough, let them pack up their rooms with some supervision. When they are allowed to pack their belongings, it gives them a sense of control—at least over their belongings.
Tip #3: Sort kids’ items when they are not home or asleep.
If you are trying to get rid of items they no longer need, like clothing they have outgrown, broken toys and games, or other such items, it is better to do it when they are not around. Children tend to have a hard time of letting go of items during stressful situations.
Tip #4: Accept help from friends and family.
If your sister volunteers to take the kids to the park or for a sleepover, take her up on the offer. Any extra help you can get while preparing for a move will benefit you. You will find you can get more sorting and packing done without worrying about your children not getting plenty of attention.
Tip #5: Have a yard sale.
For tweens and teens, they can be more willing to part with things they no longer want. Let them help with a yard sale where they can sell their items. Any money they make, let them use it to buy something for their new bedroom after you move.
Tip #6: Let your kids see their new rooms before moving.
For local moves, let your children see their new home, if possible, before moving day. This lets them start thinking about how they want to set up the room. For long-distance moves, show them pictures of their new bedrooms.
Tip #7: Plan a moving party.
Host a moving party so everyone can say their goodbyes to friends and family members. This is a great time to exchange contact information, so you can help your kids keep in contact with their friends. You could also plan a house-warming party after you get settled into your new home, to meet your new neighbors and invite any new friends your kids have made.
For more tips and tricks for moving with kids, or to request a free quote for our moving and storage solutions, please feel free to contact Midway Moving & Storage at (866) 693-4148 today!