Relocating your family can be exciting, but also stressful for you and your kids. Amid the chaos of packing, kids get forced to say goodbye to friends, teachers, and the familiar comfort of their community. While you can’t eliminate the challenge of moving with kids, some tips can help ease the process. Here are our top tips for helping kids ease into the upcoming move.
Involve the kids in the move
Involving kids in the planning and packing as much as possible, makes them feel involved. Get them to participate in the house-hunting process or the search for a new school. Including the children in the moving process, can eliminate the feeling of forced change.
If you’re moving across town, take your kids on a fun ride to the new house and explore the new neighborhood. For distant moves, try and give as much information as you can about the new city, province, and home. Use the Internet to learn about the community and places where kids can participate in their favorite activities.
Host a goodbye party
Throwing a goodbye party will help give the kids some closure as they leave behind their friends and old home. Host a party as a celebration of the memories made and invite the neighbors.
After Moving Day
After the move, immediately jump in and get your child’s room in order. Prioritize this before turning your attention to the rest of the house. Try sticking to your routine for meals and bedtime as much as possible to give kids a sense of familiarity. As soon as your child starts school, go along to meet as many teachers and fellow students as possible.
How Master movers can help you
Whether you’re looking to move from city to city or province to province, Master Movers offers a professional and personalized moving experience. Our expert staff of relocators, movers, and drivers can handle all your moving needs from start to finish. To find out more about what we can do to help with your next move, explore our services here!