How To Prepare Your Children For A Move

August 4, 2015

Moving to a new home can be a very exciting time, but it can also be very stressful and confusing, especially for children. Leaving behind their home and neighborhood can be quite scary for kids. However, there are a few things you can do both before and during the move to make the moving process easier to handle.

Should I Talk To My Kids About Moving?

Most experts agree that talking to your kids about the move ahead of time can make it easier for them to handle. You should let them know what to expect during the move. If possible, take them on a tour of their new home, take a walk around the neighborhood, and/or visit their new school. This can help to alleviate some of the stress involved in moving.

What Is The Best Way To Help My Kids Remember The Old House?

You and your family have most likely had many great moments in your house and have created memories that you do not want to forget. Before you move, take some time to go around your home, with your kids, and take lots of pictures. Use these pictures to create a memory album of your home. If your kids start missing the old house after the move, you can pull out this album and remind them that they will always have their memories, and now it is time to start making new memories.

Should We Pack Anything Special For The Move?

Packing can be a little tricky when moving with kids. Packing a special box just for each child can be very helpful. Put any important things in this box, such as a favorite toy or stuffed animal, a few of their favorite outfits, and all their necessities like a toothbrush and hairbrush. Allow your children to decorate the box with crayons or markers and to put their name on the box. This way, once you’ve moved into your new house, it will be easy for your kids to find their box and have everything they need to feel comfortable in their new home.

A little prepping can make any upcoming move easier for your kids to handle. If you need to store some of your belongings in a storage unit after your move, be sure to let your kids label each of their boxes with their names. This will make them feel more comfortable leaving everything in the storage unit. Move It Self Storage has all the moving supplies you need to keep everything organized for your move. We also offer clean, secure, and affordable self storage units.


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