Moving is huge for kids. Regardless of their age, there are always some fears and anxieties involved. Along with moving to a new home and neighborhood, kids worry about favorite belongings being left behind. Luckily, parents can make this transition a bit smoother by helping their kids through the packing process.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare your kids for the big move.
Purge Items First
Start by going through their rooms and purging items they are no longer interested in. However, when you are doing this, make sure you are keeping them involved. You will want to allow them to make the majority of the decisions on what to keep and what to donate or sell.
Get Their Help
When it is time to pack up, get their help. Allow them to pack special boxes they want access to quickly when you arrive at your new home. These may even be things you will want to keep in the car while you are physically moving.
Talk About the Move
While you are packing, take some time to talk to your kids about the move. Discuss their feelings about moving and what they will miss from their old lives. You can then discuss all the exciting things they will get to experience in the new neighborhood.
Allow them to Say Goodbye
Finally, when everything is packed and ready to go, give your kids some time to say goodbye to their old home. Many parents even find it helpful to throw a small party where your kids are able to say goodbye to their old friends.
These are some things you can do to make moving with your children a little easier. Kids wish to feel safe and secure, and this is what you will provide your kids when you follow these tips. If you are planning a move, be sure to contact us. We help get you moved efficiently and easily.