Moving with kids can make a relatively simple process challenging, as everything tends to become more stressful and dramatic. However, there are some steps you can take to make it easier on yourself and your children. Below, our movers at Safe to Go Movers, LLC in Tacoma, WA, share a few tips for ensuring a smooth move for the entire family.
Your Movers’ Tips for a Kid-Friendly Move
1. Prepare Ahead of Time
Whether you’re moving with a toddler or a teenager, it’s important that you talk with them about the move. Be sure to keep these conversations as positive as possible. Instead of focusing on what they’re leaving behind, talk about what’s waiting for them in your new home. Letting small children pick out their room in the new house beforehand or helping a teenager sign up for their new sports team makes the transition easier. If you live close enough, it can help to visit the new neighborhood and explore a little.
2. Maintain Consistency
Maintaining a sense of normalcy is very important, especially for the younger ones. As you pack up, leave out their favorite toys so they can enjoy them and try to maintain some parts of your normal schedule, such as family dinner. Pack up their room last and unpack it first when your movers get you to the new place. Arranging their new room in a similar way to their old one can also maintain a feeling of continuity.
3. Let Them Miss Home
Older children are more likely to miss their old home and friends. While you want to focus on the positive, it’s okay to let them reminisce about home. Be understanding when they want to talk on the phone with their old friends. Arranging a visit to your old neighborhood a few months down the line can also help them get some closure.
Our movers at Safe to Go Movers, LLC will do everything we can to help you ensure a smooth move. We help with residential and commercial needs, ranging from long distance to local moves. Our team is fully licensed and insured, and we offer discounts for senior citizens, students, military, and disabled individuals. Contact us at (253) 268-9400 to request a free estimate for your move.