Moving is stressful anyway but adding kids into the mix will be making you want to sit back with a cold beer before 10am in the hopes of warding off a nervous breakdown. But don’t fret – we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, here are some essential tips when moving with the kiddies.
Let Them Take an Active Roll in the Process
Moving can be extremely scary for children. They feel powerlessness and as a result get overwhelmed. To help curb their fear and to get them excited, give them an active roll in the moving process. Give them each a big box to pack their favorite toys in that they can decorate.
Then, once you are all settled, let them pick out the paint colors of their new rooms. Before you know it, they will feel better about moving to a new location.
Get Rid of the Junk
Clearing out the old to make room for the new is another way to get your kids excited over the prospect of moving. Get rid of all of the toys they don’t use and clothing they have outgrown by donation or hosting a yard sale. Kids always love a little bit of cash!
Have Fun Now
If you’re moving far away from their old home, create long lasting memories that your kids will fondly remember before the move.
Unpack Their Room First
You want your kids to feel settled as soon as possible. This is why it’s critical to get their rooms situated first. Help them unpack, decorate, and paint their brand new bedrooms.
Moving with kids can be tricky. But if you have patience and are prepared, it is not only possible, but can help you and your children feel more settled faster.