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Moving with Kids: Tips for a Smooth Move:

Move smoothly with your kids with these tips and tricks.
By Expert Tips
Date: April 20 2021
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Moving can be a difficult and complicated process, and things can become even more stressful if there are children involved. Many parents struggle to find the right approach to plan their move, don’t know how to talk to their children about the reasons for moving, and are generally unsure what the entire process will look like. To avoid any mistakes, you need to be prepared for anything and know what to expect to make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved. Still, despite all the things you’ll have to do, remember that your family comes first, so keep that in mind and you’ll go through the move with a smile on your face.

Talk to your children

Parents often seem to forget that their children are human beings with a mind of their own, and they can understand more than it seems. No matter how big or small your kids are, take some time to talk to them and prepare them for what’s going to happen. Moving and starting a new chapter in a completely new and unfamiliar place can be stressful for them and have an affect on their personal development because of all of the unknown stuff they’ll experience. 

Most kids are used to their own space, so seeing you pack all their possessions and taking them out the door might be confusing for them. So, talk to them about moving, take them to your new home, and do something fun there like playing hide-and-seek and showing them their new room. You may think that they don’t realize these things, but this will make the transition smoother for them.

Include them in the packing process

Your little ones will want to help you, and their desire to participate in something you’re doing is completely normal. Children like to imitate their parents and do everything they see their parents do, so there’s no need to restrain them from helping. Give them a box and let them pack whatever they want. This can be done after you’re finished with this process and they’ll only have to write something on the side of the box without compromising your labeling. 

Also, allow them to hold the box while you’re closing it and turn this into a fun family activity. Make piles for different boxes and allow them to bring you their belongings to pack them and talk to them about their stuff. Of course, you can always walk down the memory lane once you see their first blanket, their favorite toy, or take a break to read them their favorite book.

Organize the move

During the move, many things can cause stress and one of the biggest ones is the actual moving day and relocating your possessions from your one home to your new place. To avoid this, make sure you plan that day to the latest detail and are completely confident that everything will be done properly.

Many parents like to do something special with their children on that day, so make sure you’ll have enough time for all the activities. Start by finding reliable van rental in Sydney so you can move your things safely and correctly. This will allow you to achieve everything on your list and turn your moving day into a complete success.

Stick to your routine

Many parents like to have a set schedule and that’s a lifesaver in most situations, and this situation is no different. Make sure your children don’t miss their school and after-school activities, organize a playdate with their friends, and do everything like you’re not in the process of moving to a new home. 

Sticking to your routine will significantly cut down your stress and help you avoid any possible drama and meltdowns about missed activities. This is especially crucial for parents who have babies or toddlers who are used to taking a nap at a certain time as that can cause stress on anyone and make the whole process much more exhausting.

Having a detailed plan will help you go through this process more easily and let you stay calm and collected. You need to be prepared for mistakes and mishaps, but just deal with them along the ride. The most important thing is to avoid panicking and not let your children see how exhausted you really are.

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