If you are planning on moving with kids there are a number of top considerations you need to keep in mind in order to make the process easier and less stressful on the youngest members of your family. Here are some top tips on moving with kids for the first time:
Tell your kids about the move well in advance: leading up to the move make sure that your children know about the break in routine. Tell them you’re planning on selling your house, talk to them about potentially moving across the city or out of the city if need be and make sure that kids are okay with the decision and ready to adjust.
Tell kids about the plan for the move: Give kids plenty of notice when it comes to the plan for your move. Tell them that there could be movers involved and that there’s a good chance that all of their items might end up on a truck during the course of the move.
Keep a go bag separate: keeping a small backpack with comfort items for your child including a stuffed animal, video game system and a few changes of clothes can be a great way to make sure that they are set up with all of the items that they needed soon as you get into your new home.
Be patient: moving with kids can be a little more difficult and you may want to have at least one parent working with the kids or set aside during the move to make sure that the children are adjusting well when you’re in the new home.
Use some of these top strategies to make sure that your children can handle the process of a move much more effectively and that they are prepared to move on the moving day.