Moving can be a life-changing event for everyone, even for our little ones. Regardless of their age, relocating to a new home with kids can prove to be a challenge. It can also be an emotional experience for them as they would leave everything familiar behind – old house, dear friends and their daily routine. The process might be overwhelming for both adults and children, but there are things that you can do to make moving easier.
Though you can’t possibly eliminate all the hindrances of moving with kids, here are tips that could help you get peace of mind amidst the chaos.
Let Your Kids Participate in The Process
You have a lot of things to complete before the moving day, and it’s easy to get engrossed on all of that. You might overlook your kids, and they might feel left out by all the activities. Seek out their participation to help them embrace the process by enjoying it. You can let them help sort thru items, run the garage sale (to purge unwanted items) or even help them choose your potential new home. You can even let them pack their things and to make it more fun; they can decorate their boxes with stickers or draw with coloured markers. With this, they can easily think of moving as a fun thing to do and not a stressful one.
Get Some Help
If you don’t have much time on your hands, you can always your friends or parents to watch your kids for you while you do some last minute packing and preparation. Little kids, in particular, would love to have some attention on them and if you’re busy with your big move, you can expect tantrums and tears to bombard you. Have someone to entertain them with games, food and activities while you work on completing all the last details of your moving checklist along with your hired movers.
Host A Farewell Party
Kids love parties, and you can celebrate your final day at your current home with fun. This will allow your kids to have an opportunity to say goodbye to their friends in a good way. You can also have a moment to show your appreciation for your neighbours who you have been with for years. Some games, treats and cake can make a stressful time more enjoyable.
Next time you move with your kids, keep these tips in mind. These may not be miraculous solutions, but it will help you provide a pleasant moving experience for your little ones.