Tips for moving with kids
Moving is a factor of life and although it may be a fun and exciting time, it can also be an extremely daunting process, especially for kids. It is of paramount importance to be aware of possible challenges that may arise for your kids during the moving process, to help make the transition a smooth and easy one.
We have listed a few tips to help your child during the move.
1. Pack their bedroom last and unpack their bedroom first
According to experts, it is a crucial first-day goal to set up a child’s bedroom so that despite the hustle and bustle that comes along with moving, they can have a safe haven.
2. Ensure that you have packed a backpack or small bag for each child
It is vital to include any essentials, snacks, medication, and things that your child cannot sleep without so that it is easily accessible at all times.
3. Allow kids to be actively involved in the moving process
As moving can be quite unsettling for kids and may result in them feeling powerless, it is helpful for them to be actively part of the moving process. This will help them feel like they have a little bit of control and may help ease them into the transition.
4. Plan your move
Planning your move well in advance is very important as it will prevent you from running around at the last minute., creating a calm atmosphere for both you and your children.
5. Talk to your kids
Depending on the age of your children, it may prove very helpful to sit them down and explain to them what is happening. Making them aware of the moving process, the reason for the move, and what this new venture entails may allow them to be better emotionally prepared.
6. Make time to reflect and help them remember
Making space to reflect and remember everything they are leaving behind such as their home, schools, friends, etc, can be very encouraging and help them adapt to the new environment a lot better.
If you’re ready to make that move and need a helping hand(s), Metro Movers has you covered. Contact us today at 021 788 1713 for an obligation-free quote!