Moving with kids? Things to keep in mind

Moving with kids? Things to keep in mind

Many families have the likelihood of moving and this can equally be exciting or a nightmare for the parents and kids. Usually kids are not the part of decision of move and this can be traumatic for them. In this disruptive situation, kids usually need more attention and care. Sometimes, the decision of move is not by choice such as job transfers, family or financial crises or sometimes the home does not account for all family needs.  

In all mentioned aspects, you are bound to move and this can be very stressful for the kids. Kids usually love the place where they grow up and thrive on routine they have. Decision of moving can be deteriorating and they demand special attention during this transition. Advance preparedness can ensure lasting memories for your family in this regard.

Whenever, wherever you are moving, take your kids in confidence. Make them aware of the actual situation and talk with them about the circumstances which are forcing you to move. Even if you are moving for some good reason, explain them about the benefits of moving. More sitting and discussion with your family will ease you out.

Answer their reservations and concerns truthfully. This type of discussion will make them responsible and shareholder in moving process. They will feel more like the participants and less affected by the plan of move. Positive attitude of parents can be the biggest promise and kids who look usually for reassurance of pleasure feel less frightened in this scenario.

After discussing the decision of move with them, plan the move accordingly. Make them exciting partner in this adventure and find the right balance between rest and activities for them. Talk to them and entertain them throughout your packing process. Pack their stuff carefully and let them decorate their boxes with drawings and crayons. During your trip, keep them motivated by telling that you have hidden a surprise for everyone in their luggage box.

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Let them draw their new room and its design that how they want it to be, this will lessen their anxiety. Games will also help your kids to be easy while moving. Do the memory testing games with them and also have some board games. Keep them away from lifting heavy loads and doing help in taking the goods to the truck. Make them busy in taking care of their own small bags, toys, pets and packets of the food which family will need instantly after move.

Prepare the small packets of their favorite food and snacks. Though everyone properly plans a move but the delays can be there due to some extreme weather conditions, traffic delays and kitchen arrangements. So, keep some drinks handy, make ready some instant snacks and biscuits to cope some unusual hunger pangs which can arouse. Keep ready your first aid kit just in case. Any unexpected situation can come in the way and children should be trained to do the first aid at least.

You can enjoy an excellent moving experience with Portland Movers. Company has all the basic ingredients, professional staff, trained labor, understanding and demanded attitude towards client’s goods. We treat our customers as respectable members of ours who take our services and trust us for their stuff. Company puts all efforts to provide all facilitation during the massive exercise of moving when you have to do it with your kids. We want you to have cheerful moving time with your family and soothing first night sleep at your new place. All you need is to trust us for transporting, packing and loading your goods to a new occupancy and we will assure you a reliable and comfortable move.