Moving can be a stressful experience when it’s just you, and having children involved can multiply your stress levels. Fortunately, moving is a much more positive experience when you hire a professional moving company to get you into your new home. When you get your children involved in the moving process, it can ease the burden of the new transition on both you and them. Read on to learn a few helpful tips for a successful move with children.
Get Your Children Involved
Whether you are moving to a new neighborhood or an entirely new city, remember that your children will have to adjust to their new surroundings, too. Getting them involved in the moving process will make them feel like their opinions matter, and can form an even stronger bond between you. If possible, visit your potential new homes by driving around the neighborhood, or show them pictures online of what their new house looks like. Ask them what they like or don’t like about the homes, and let them know their feedback matters. Once you make a final decision about where you’ll move to, have a little party that involves everyone in the family.
Organize a Yard Sale
As many parents will tell you, children can be synonymous with clutter. Before you start packing, encourage your kids to go through their belongings and separate them into “keep” and “toss” piles. Go through the piles with them and emphasize that it is okay to keep items that are important to them. Once you have separated the keepers from the junk, have a yard sale and let your kids keep the money from the things they sell!
Make a Plan
Your kids may be more excited about moving when they realize they’ll have a new room they get to decorate. Find out what colors they’d like in their bedrooms, or if they want the furniture arranged differently than the old house. Once the movers are done, you can arrange your house together.
Men On The Move knows that moving with children can be stressful, which is why we’re here to do the heavy lifting for you. Call us at (516) 773-6683 to find out how we can make your New York City-area move easier.