Moving can be exciting, but also stressful for families. Particularly, families with kids. Here are some tips to help ensure that your transition is as stress-free as possible.
Do Your Research
Prepare yourself and your family prior to moving by making sure you have the necessary services lined up in the new location. Research pediatricians ahead of time and visit a few, if possible. Research the school district you are moving into. Also, look for any new and interesting family or kid-related activities in the area. Knowing there is something fun to do at the destination can help get kids excited about the big move!
Allowing kids to be part of the process helps them feel more in control of their environment and less fearful of the coming changes. Prepare your kids for what to expect prior to moving day, on moving day, and once you are in your new home. Ask them if there is anything they are looking forward to or having concerns about. Let them help you pack, as much as possible. Have them pack their own items. Make sure to label boxes clearly so you know where to find specific items on the other end.
On The Other Side
When all is said and done and you are in your new home, don’t rush to unpack everything all at once. Piles of stuff everywhere can be overwhelming for everyone. Take the time to unpack things and put them away, but also make sure to make the new home feel like home. Hang up special decor and display family photos as soon as possible. Having these mementos around helps kids start making positive associations with their new environment. Lastly, keep the moving boxes! Kids love to play with boxes so keep them around for a little while after you move as a fun reward post-move!
Moving can be stressful for everyone, kids included, but having professional help, can make your move a little easier. Contact Brothers Moving and Storage today to schedule your move!