We all understand how stressful moving can be, but don’t forget about the kids! Moving can be a huge lifestyle change for a family and can be a really scary process for kids if they are unprepared. Although your schedule is going to look a little hectic, make sure to read the rest of the article to find helpful ways to move with kids.
Before The Move
Conduct a family meeting! In this meeting you should let everyone know what to expect the day of the move, answer any questions, and create mini fun jobs to keep the kids productively occupied. The day of your move, there is going to be a lot going on so being well prepared is going to be an important key!
During The Move
Keep it fun! Your move doesn’t have to be a mundane process of just lifting boxes and loading the truck. You can always play upbeat music, have each kid decorate their own box that goes to their rooms, or create a game to keep the family on their toes! If you created mini jobs for your kids, make sure that they get those accomplished, but allow for them to have fun!
After The Move
If you hired professional movers, they should create an easy move experience for your family. That should save time on moving heavy furniture, with a little bit of extra time to spare, explore the neighborhood! The best way to learn to love your neighborhood is by exploring what it has to offer. Don’t be scared to get a little lost or meet new neighbors in your community.
There are also books that you can read with your children to help make the move a little less stressful, so make sure to check out Children’s Books About Moving. As movers who care, we make it our mission to create a positive and stress-free experience for you and your family.