Moving can be stressful in any situation, but it becomes even more challenging when children are involved. If you are a parent, follow these tips from a Colorado moving company to help you get through your move:
Host a goodbye party.
Are you worried about your kids becoming emotional on moving day? Help them say goodbye to your current home by hosting a goodbye party before the move. By hosting a party, you are telling your kids that moving is a cause for celebration, not a reason to get upset. If they do end up getting emotional, let them get it out of their systems at the goodbye party instead of waiting for them to break down on moving day.
Plan your move carefully.
If it’s possible, try to plan your move for a calm period in their lives. For example, moving during the school year is much more stressful for a child than moving during the summer. It’s also best to move before your child has established roots in the community. Of course, you may not have control over when you are moving, but do the best you can to plan it during a time where it will not disrupt your child’s life.
Don’t let your kids help you declutter.
Do you plan on getting rid of items you no longer need before you move? If so, don’t let your kids help with this step of the process. Kids tend to be hesitant to throw away old toys or clothes—even if they don’t play with the toys or can’t fit into the clothes. You may end up keeping a lot of things that you shouldn’t be keeping if you ask your kids for help with decluttering your home. Wait until the kids are at school, asleep, or playing on the weekends to complete this step. Here is a list of things to dispose of before you move.
Let them plan for their new space.
Get kids excited about the move by letting them plan how they want to design their new rooms. For example, let your kids decide on the paint color, where their beds should go, and what they want to hang on the walls. You don’t have to wait until you’re in your new home to do this. Instead, give your kids a piece of paper and draw a rough outline of their rooms. Then, let them plan where all of their belongings will go so you can start to build excitement in the weeks leading up to the move.
Pack a bag of toys.
If you have to travel a great distance to get to your new home, be sure to pack a bag of items that can entertain your kids on the ride. Keep this bag in the front of the car with you so you can quickly access it when your kids start to become fussy.
Follow these tips and you won’t have any trouble moving with small children! To plan the rest of your move, contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long distance moving services. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.