Moving can be a fun experience but can also be chaotic and challenging, especially when children are involved. However, you can take steps to ease the process without compromising anything in between. The objective is to ensure everyone’s belongings are taken into consideration, moved with care, and that the step doesn’t deter your feelings about future moves.
Include Everyone in the Decision
Most family members resent moves because their opinions are unvalued. As a result, children and other residents are moody, unaccommodating, and do things to make the process more stressful and unsuccessful. You can ease this situation by involving them in the relocation process, from beginning to end. When searching for homes, ask your children to give their input. Take them to visit the new communities, including surrounding schools. Explain that the move is necessary, so a decision will need to be made, but financing and long-term factors can outweigh general likes. Simply being involved can make the process more engaging for all family members.
Start Packing and Cleaning Early
Waiting until a few weeks or days before the move can be stressful to the entire family and lead to mishaps. You want to box the items correctly to avoid leaving anything important behind or accidentally tossing essential items. Therefore, you need to begin the process early on. Even if you decide to stay at your residence and stop the move, the cleaning can help you downsize. Throwing out, donating, or selling unnecessary items could keep your home tidy and make the future move more manageable.
Hiring movers is the best tip if you are unsure how to pack items or the best way to transport those necessities from one home to another. Doing so could make the process less stressful and allow your family to continue their traditional lives, from work to school, extracurricular activities, social lives, and more. Another benefit is moving the items securely, from proper packing to insurance and heavy lifting assistance.
Visit Fun Places
If you are moving with children, packing, carrying, and unpacking boxes is not always the issue; it’s leaving behind friends and a home they have spent a specific amount of time in, building unforgettable memories. To ease the move, it would be an excellent idea to spend a few days or weeks taking your children to their favorite venues, from restaurants to museums, parks, and more. Allowing them to say goodbye to these sites can be better than completely walking away. In addition to fun places in the old community, take your kids on family-fun adventures in their new neighborhood. This can make a move less sad and more enjoyable.
These are tips that can make moving less stressful and more enjoyable. Regardless of where you move, how many people are in your residence, or the age of all parties, transporting your items from one place to another can be an easy-going process that leads to fantastic memories in your new home.
By Brooke Chaplan / Freelance Writer/ BrookeChaplan@gmail.com