Moving with kids might seem like a challenge, but giving them responsibilities for the transition can lessen their anxiety while easing some of your workload. Instead of distracting them with television or video games while you pack, get them involved with these tips.
3 Tips for Moving With Kids
1. Help Them Sort & Pack Their Rooms
It can be hard for children to go through and organize their belongings for a move, especially if they’re tasked with downsizing in the process. Focus on the latter first by helping your children go through their belongings and explaining the importance of donating to charity. Tell them how their rarely used toys will make less fortunate children happy. Designate a box or bin for donations, and reward your children with praise when they place an item in it.
2. Teach Them How to Label Their Boxes
Having boxes clearly marked with which room to place them in will help your movers navigate on the big day. Arm your children with markers and a sheet on which to take inventory of their boxes. Have them mark boxes “Child’s Room” in which they can pack their belongings.
3. Have Them Pack a Bag of Essentials
Everyone should pack a bag of essentials for the first few days after the move while you’re still settling in. Your child will need easy access to must-have items like their pajamas, daily hygiene products, a change of clothes, and regular medications. You can help your children make a list, then let them pack it on their own. Encourage them to include items that will entertain them during the move like books and toys.
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