Moving is almost inevitable when you have a growing family. Whether you are moving into a larger house to make more room for the kids, or downsizing to save money, relocating is never easy. Not only do you have to ensure your belongings are safely moved, you also must take into account that moving is hard for children as well. When moving, using a relocation service, staying calm and being organized will definitely take some planning, but will be beneficial. With a few simple steps moving does not have to be a complete nightmare.
1. Keep Everyone In The Loop
No matter the age of your children, they should always be informed about major life changes ahead of time. Keeping your children in the loop will give them a sense of inclusion that they will definitely appreciate. Let them know about the move as soon as possible to give them a chance to get used to the idea and to process everything that is about to happen.
2. Keep Your Kids On Their Schedule
In line with keeping everyone in the loop, you must also remember the routines help keep children comfortable. Find a school that has the same activities, clubs and organizations that your children loved at their current/previous school. Enroll your children in their favorite activities as soon as possible to keep them on their usual routine.
3. Plan A See You Soon Party
Plan a going away party to give your close friends and family a chance to say “see you soon” before you move. Make sure you get all of their close friends’ contact information so that your children can keep in contact with them. Remind your children that just because they are moving away does not mean that they cannot remain close with their friends. Also, remind them that they will make new friends as well! It’s not “goodbye” it’s simply “see you soon”.
4. Keep A Positive Outlook
Your attitude will play a huge role in how your children feel about the move. Keep a positive outlook and remember that you are setting an example for your children.
5. Make Moving Day Like An Adventure
Plan out special activities to do the day of your move. Explore the neighborhood. Also, find a quick and easy way to make each child’s room their own. Small touches such as a school picture or artwork they created will make them feel at home in no time!
So think of moving as a new beginning, not a stressful, bad ending! Start your new chapter on a good foot.