Moving With Kids
Moving With Kids
Moving can be stressful for not just adults, but children as well. Do not forget the kids during this time of transition! Learn some of our tried and true ways to ease the anxieties of your entire family during this life change.
Tips for Moving with Kids
- Write a Story. Prior to your move, have your children write a story about what happens when a family moves. This will give you an inside scoop on what your children may be thinking or feeling regarding the move and will provide you with direction on how you can help them cope.
- Talk it Out. Ask your children who they will miss when you move and propose various ways for them to stay in contact with family, friends, and neighbors. This may be a good opportunity to even start a pen-pal partnership with one of their old friends or next door neighbors!
- Say Cheese. Take lots of pictures of your old family home so the children can remember it. Moving Tip: Take pictures of your children’s old rooms. That way if they want their new room arranged just like their old room, you will know exactly where everything goes!
- Write a Letter. Ask your children to write a letter to the new family moving in and have them leave the letter as a warm welcome to the neighborhood and their new home.
- Offer a Sneak Peek. Take your children to your new family home before moving day and let them explore. This way your kids will be familiar with their new home prior to move-in day.
- New Numbers. Before moving, help your children memorize your new phone number and home address. Plus, practicing with them may help you remember the new digits too!
- Add Color. Ask your in-home estimator for a coloring book moving box. Even packing can be fun when you add a pop of color!
- Children First. Let our movers know you want the children’s rooms unpacked first so the kids have time to unpack and arrange their new digs.