Moving to a new home anywhere is an exciting—yet stressful—life-changing experience. With all the planning, effort, and preparations that go into a successful relocation, it’s no wonder moving can feel overwhelming sometimes. Throw young children into the moving mix and that stress can increase even more. Luckily, there are a few household moving tricks to keeping your kids happy, healthy and (a little bit more) at ease during your next move in Wichita, KS.
1. Keep Them Busy
With all of the emotions that a child can go through during a move, keeping them distracted and entertained can go a long way in preventing (or minimizing) emotional outbursts of sadness, confusion or anger. Allowing children to decorate their own moving boxes with crayons or markers can help them feel more involved in the process and may help alleviate some stress. You can also consider making games or challenges out of the packing process: racing to fill a box as fast as possible, only packing items of a certain color or other games to keep kids entertained.
2. Enlist Help
If you’ve had friends or family members offer to help you pack, watch the kids or take on other responsibilities to make your moving process easier, simply take them up on it! While it may be tempting to think that you can handle everything on your own, the necessary tasks of moving can add up quickly. Simply having a few hours to pack and organize while the kids are at grandma’s, for example, can make a huge difference in your stress and productivity levels.
3. Ease Their Transitions
Moving can be tremendously stressful on children (and adults, too!), so be sure and make their transition to a new home and community as easy as possible. Consider throwing a goodbye party so that children can see old friends and neighbors before they go and have a sense of closure. If possible, taking kids to see their soon-to-be new home and community is also a good way to help get them excited for their new adventures and better understand what to expect from the move.
For even more tips and tricks for moving with kids, call the experts at Heartland Moving in Wichita. We have been helping families just like yours move throughout Kansas, Nebraska and the neighboring areas for decades. Call us today to see how we can help make your next move as seamless and stress-free as possible – or fill out our quick online form for a free estimate.